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Old 04-21-2009, 01:45 PM
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Re: Traditional Shooters

I wouldn't of taken that second shot either.
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:31 AM
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Re: Traditional Shooters

well with how hard it is getting to find powder and primers and such ive been loading up on all i can find. that pedersoli rolling block that looks like a winchster rb has been realy fun but i had to go with a better barrel and upgraded it at green mountain its now 42'' and at 1:70 twist and i have 6'' goups at 500 yards i also upgraded the site and bought a bodine creedmore vanier site for the back and its the best thing next to a scope that i have ever used but in trying to keep it as traditional and authentic as i can and still shoot the way that i think that all guns shood shoot and hit the target at what ever range i think i can hit. this might be the last of the changes that i make to it. i was at a rodezvous and some of the long range shooters there told stories of a greener hitting the target at a 1000 yards, and thats not with 209, and smkoeless, thats in the traditional shoot. i need to work up to that. the best i can do at the farm is 625 yards and i havent attempted it yet and this week we had to take down the range because we planted. so at the local range in rigby they have a 750 and 1000 for long range and i will have to build up my confidance and learn to use the bc for my bullets and work up to it couse if he can do it. I CAN DO IT BETTER. I realy hate to be showed up by anyone. when it come to shooting. it leaves me thinking that i'm not diciplined enough to do what that guy learned to do and all i have to do is increase my knowlage and practice,focus ,breathing, well you get the picture.

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Old 05-11-2009, 10:28 AM
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Re: Traditional Shooters

Good luck on your shooting my friend.
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:22 AM
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Re: Traditional Shooters

Nate270: How about a photo of that rifle?
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:07 AM
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Re: Traditional Shooters

Thompson Center Hawken 50 cal, round balls, bore butter, pillow ticking...I'm trying a bunch of different powders. So far I'm having trouble getting it very accurate...what kind of group should I expect at 50 yards? I'm getting about a 5 inch group...sure is a hoot to shoot. It looks just like jerrschmitt's rifle.
Good luck!
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:24 AM
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Re: Traditional Shooters

At 50 yards you oughta be shooting one big ragged hole off a bench
old_heli_logger.
How much powder you using and what kind?
What's your patches look like...are they blown...if so I'd try a wonder wad or plain felt wad on top of the powder before the patched roundball is seated.
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Old 06-05-2009, 12:51 PM
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Re: Traditional Shooters

Thanks quigley!

So far, I've tried Pyrodex and 777...anywhere from 70 to 110 grains. I do a spit swab between each shot to try and reduce fouling. My patches are getting blown out. Seems to be a pretty tight fit though, so I'll try the felt pad idea.

Thanks again!
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