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Old 03-28-2014, 06:30 AM
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Re: Ultimate Muzzleloader......

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I just got mie with the vx-6 3x18x44, it looks pure custom to me. The McMillan thumbhole stock and such feels great, looks great. It looks like a custom Rem 700, except it shoots bp . I can't wait to shoot it.
We'll have to start comparing notes.

I was just going to wait to pick mine up, so that I could go to the range with them and learn about all the little tips and such. However my 90+ mother isn't feeling well and lives in the same area. I called Ken yesterday and told him I'd just be picking it up and not shooting with them. I really wanted to do that but, family comes FIRST. The weather here in MI isn't that great for range time anyway.

Now post a photo of that bad boy.........
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:35 PM
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Re: Ultimate Muzzleloader......

Picked it up but, no time to shoot. Busy trip.

Quick photos this evening after returning home.




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Old 04-01-2014, 09:38 AM
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Re: Ultimate Muzzleloader......

Awesome looking rifle can't wait to see some groups.
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Old 04-01-2014, 03:45 PM
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Awesome looking rifle can't wait to see some groups.
I can't get on my darn range for ICE. I thought I could just plow the snow away from the bench and start shoot'n. It was so slippery I couldn't move any snow. The wife (bless her heart) started up John Deere and blew 8" of slushy snow. Unfortunately there's 2" of solid ice under all the snow here. I don't ever recall having ice this thick under the snow. With it cleaned off, it should melt in a couple more days so I can get to the bench. As for the target, I'll probably still have to wear snowshoes.

On a good note:::::: I got lucky and found 2,000 large rifle magnum primers today. They're setting on the bench
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Old 04-02-2014, 05:32 PM
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Day turned out nice and I couldn't stand it, had to shoot the rifle. The trigger had slightly more pull than I like, so when I cleaned it, I adjusted that. And yes, it cleans up EASYYYYYYYYYYYYYY....... Stood in mud over the ankles on one side the bench, while the seat sat on 2" of ice.

Not bad for the first time out, even for a beginner........

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Old 04-02-2014, 06:05 PM
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Awesome start, did you run a schwab between shots? I have mine sitting here, but no pellets, what did you use for pellets, white hot?

Gotta get somefor the weekend. I'm reading the manual tonight so I guess that will tell me.
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Old 04-02-2014, 06:51 PM
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Awesome start, did you run a schwab between shots? I have mine sitting here, but no pellets, what did you use for pellets, white hot?

Gotta get somefor the weekend. I'm reading the manual tonight so I guess that will tell me.
I shot the T7 magnum pellets, 3 pellets, 180grs. I followed Ken's directions and swabbed between each shot with one (1) patch. In, spin, out, turn over, in, spin and out, then loaded. I took my time out there today. Reducing that trigger pull is going a huge difference next time shoot'n. I did learn a few things today.....
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