.45 cal FIE Kentucky - anyone have an owner's manual?


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MMA1991
January 1, 2013, 04:48 PM
All:

If anyone has or knows where I can find an owner's manual for a FIE .45 cal Kentucky Long Rifle (circa 1981) I would be most appreciative.

Tried searching the internet but no joy.

If anyone has any recommended ball sizes and or loads I would gladly take that info as well as I have no clue where to start.

Thx

MMA1991

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BHP FAN
January 2, 2013, 02:37 AM
http://www.possibleshop.com/did-you-know-traditions/d-y-k-53-5225-parts.html

arcticap
January 2, 2013, 08:30 AM
Traditions recommended loads for a .45 sidelock are:


.45 caliber .440 RB .015 Patch
Most accurate 46-70 2F Maximum 100 2F
Most accurate 40-65 3F Maximum 95 3F


See PDF page 5 of the Traditions sidelock manual:

http://www.traditionsfirearms.com/cmsAdmin/uploads/PercussionFlintlock_manual.pdf

BHP FAN
January 2, 2013, 06:34 PM
#11 cap .015 patch .440 Speer or Hornady round ball 60 gr. 2F OR 3F Goex. 2F will give you more shots between swabbing, because the fouling is softer, less of it, and less gritty, 3F will give you a few more FPS.

BHP FAN
January 2, 2013, 06:36 PM
#11 cap .010 linen or .015 pillow ticking patch .440 Speer or Hornady round ball 60 gr. 2F OR 3F Goex. 2F will give you more shots between swabbing, because the fouling is softer, less of it, and less gritty, 3F will give you a few more FPS. You can use more or less powder if you want, but that right there was my most accurate load.

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