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Just finished Kentucky flint.

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by BlackNet, Oct 27, 2012.

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  1. Steel Horse Rider

    Steel Horse Rider Member

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    Blacknet: I clicked on the link for the Dixie Gun Works link and just under the posted rifle kit was a percussion pistol kit that was calling out in a loud voice...... :neener:
     
  2. Olmontanaboy

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    Ah, ok, very nice rifle, good job.
     
  3. T.R.

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    Beautiful rifle you've got there!

    It looks just like a Pennsylvania long rifle to me.

    TR
     
  4. BlackNet

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    Ok Range trip #2, have not dialed it in yet and will be throwing the sights on the list of things to redo.

    [​IMG] 25 yards, 30 grains of 3F goes, .010 patch, .440 roundball and standing freehand. It is not bad but it's not what I was hoping for. Looks like once I dial in the sights things will be quite good.
     
  5. MCgunner

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    That's a nice lookin' chunka iron you got there. I'd love to try a flinter kit, but I'd need a lefty version. I haven't researched it. If I get to making my own BP, I may look into a kit.
     
  6. BlackNet

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    Range update. I finally figured out the sights and was really nailing things good after I did that. We had some clays still up from the turkey shoot and I was breaking them at will towards the end.

    This is the rifle after about 3 dozen shots thru it, at no time did I ever clean it, wipe it down, pick the vent, scrape it or anything, just load, fire. In the pan I was using FFFFg, 4F, Swiss powder. The white is powder residue from that.

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    Before I went I took some inside the barrel shots, I had 2 goals, shoot the grooves and the breech plug.

    Earlier trips I was having some nasty failure to fire episodes which was the result of insufficient powder in the main charge. I was using 20 grains or so.

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    From the FTF I started looking at the breech plug layout.
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    This shot is not a super good image but it does show the breech inside the barrel. It was brutal to get this shot and yes I need a good borescope to do this one right. That is on my list of must buy items.
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    Long story short somewhere between 25 and 30 grains is the cut off point for the FTF problems and reliable constant ignition. I was using goex FFFg, 3F, as the main charge. I even took it up to 60 grains. 35 grains seemed to yield good results consistently. 30 grains would also work and never did I have a FTF with 30 grains. The documentation from Pedersoli said 40 - 90 grains.

    Ed
     
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