Austin & Hellack Questions

Discussion in 'Muzzleloader Hunting' started by sam1586, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. sam1586

    sam1586 New Member

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    Recently I purchased an Austin Hellack .50 cal inline; serial # 0003979(no model # listed), and it is the Weston MO manufacture. Unfortunately it had no instruction manual with it.
    Does anyone know where I can get a manual, and anyone have any experience with optimal loads. I am not going to be shooting at great distances, but don't want the targer to look like I was using 00 buckshot.
    Thanks,
    Sam
     
  2. greginpa

    greginpa Member

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    Hello, what type of ignition? I believe some of those guns had percussion ignition.

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  3. sam1586

    sam1586 New Member

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    Mine had been converted to 209 ignition when I bought it.

    Sam
     
  4. greginpa

    greginpa Member

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    Mine shoots PR Bullets 195gr duplex sabot with the sub base very well @ 100yds. I use 110gr Blackhorn and a CCI 209 mag primer. I have not shot past 100yds with it.


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  5. greginpa

    greginpa Member

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    Also shoots the Scorpion funnel point fairly well with the supplied sabot and T7 mag pellets and T7 primers.

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  6. SOUTHPAWSHOOTER10

    SOUTHPAWSHOOTER10 Well-Known Member

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    It's been a while since i had mine but if i remember correctly i was simply putting in 3 pyrodex pellets (50 gr. Ea.) and i was using a barnes sabot. Mine used a percusion cap and i had no issues with hangfires or misfires. As far as accuracy it outshot any muzzleloader i ever had or had since i foolishly let it go to a new home. I have heard the company has closed it's doors so finding a manual for it may be troublsome. It's a real shame because they were simply the most beautiful inline ever made. Not like this plastic crap they throwin' at us now. As you can guess i really miss mine, don't ever let it go.
     
  7. sam1586

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    Thanks to all for the great advice. I was lucky enough to locate a manual; although it appears taking the bolt out may require the skills of a mechanical engineer.
    This in-line rivals any centerfire I have ever owned for apperance- absolutely georgous wood on it and incredible bluing and workmanship.
    Sam