Range Report -- Hawken rifle


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TheWall
April 16, 2010, 03:18 PM
I finally made my first outing to the range this year. Shot my T/C .58 caliber Hawken.

Shot a lot from 50 yards. Then fired a few shots from 100 yards (I never shot this rifle from more than 50 yards).

All in all, not a bad outing, given that I have not shot in over 6 months.

All shots were made using 62 grains of Goex FFG, followed by a wad, patched round Hornady ball. I also used a little bit of spit on the patch and did not have to clean at all between shots. No problem ramming the charge down either.

Once I placed the target out to 100 yards the wind started to whip up a bit. Any variation in grouping on either target was due more to my inadequacies than the rifle's!

Great day to be out at the range...

Here is my 50 yard target:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4526449114_66dd58a90f_b.jpg


Here is my 100 yard target:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4020/4525818335_fde665df0e_b.jpg

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trog
April 16, 2010, 04:56 PM
100 yrds. with round balls, and windy. Looks good to me.

TheWall
April 16, 2010, 05:14 PM
Thanks -- she is a sweet rifle to shoot. If I do my part, she is usually pretty dead on.

Today was the first time I put spit on my patches. It worked wonders in terms of keeping the bore clean. I am not sure if that impacted my groups, but I haven't shot this rifle in almost a year, and this was one of the best outings I've ever had with her.

It was just great to be out at the range this morning. Great weather too here in Northern Virginia.

Texas Moon
April 16, 2010, 05:38 PM
Looks like good shootin' to me!

Thanks for posting the report.
Actually I feel like kicking you in the shin. :D Makes me want to drag out the Hawken and get after it.
Grrrrrrr......
So many guns to shoot and not enough time!

CrazyIrishman
April 26, 2010, 08:24 PM
What brand 58 cal barrel do you have on the Hawken?



Thanks,

CI

TheWall
April 26, 2010, 09:53 PM
What brand 58 cal barrel do you have on the Hawken?



Thanks,

CI
It's a Thompson Center barrel.

mykeal
April 26, 2010, 10:39 PM
Interesting. Thompson Center's web site doesn't list ever having made a .58 barrel for their Hawken. How is it marked?

Iggy
April 26, 2010, 10:47 PM
That's sure minute of Bull Elk shootin'. Nice job.

content
April 26, 2010, 10:56 PM
Hello friends and neighbors // Looks like a fun day.
I'd be pleased with those groups if I had just shot the rifle last week, let alone last year.

clem
April 27, 2010, 03:09 AM
Source for .58 TC Hawkin barrels:


http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=255271

mykeal
April 27, 2010, 07:27 AM
Source for .58 TC Hawkin barrels:


http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct...tNumber=255271

Those are not Thompson Center barrels; they're Green Mountain barrels that fit Thompson Center stocks.

clem
April 27, 2010, 09:59 AM
Oh! My mistake.

I should of said,

source for "Green Mountain Thompson Center Hawken Muzzleloader Interchangeable Barrel System 58 Caliber 1" Octagon 1 in 70" Twist 32" Percussion 1137 Steel Blue", that will fit a TC.

TheWall
April 27, 2010, 10:11 AM
I have the rifle in front of me -- the only engraving is this on the right side of the barrel:

THOMPSON/CENTER ARMS
ROCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE

.58 CAL. HAWKEN

On the left is a serial number and the standard warning about using pyrodex or black powder only.

mykeal
April 27, 2010, 12:02 PM
I have the rifle in front of me -- the only engraving is this on the right side of the barrel:

THOMPSON/CENTER ARMS
ROCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE

.58 CAL. HAWKEN

On the left is a serial number and the standard warning about using pyrodex or black powder only.
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You have a very unusual gun. Thompson Center's chart showing muzzleloader barrels: http://www.tcarms.com/firearms/chart_muzzleloaders.php

TheRodDoc
April 27, 2010, 01:39 PM
I have a TC renagade that is 58 cal. Also one in 54 cal.

That gun looks just like my renagade but mine has blued barrel wedges. No shinny stuff. maybe yours is a renagade or renagade barrel on the hawken stock.

TheWall
April 27, 2010, 02:21 PM
Well, it says .58 CAL. HAWKEN right on the barrel.

I got this one about three years ago from Fox Ridge outfitters. I don't think they provide Hawkens anymore.

Any way, the rifle sure shoots good!!

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