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Range Report Toolslingers .54

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by toolslinger, May 12, 2012.

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  1. toolslinger

    toolslinger Member

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    So here is my first muzzleloader in about 20 years and my first rifle shots in about 4.
    Rifle is a slightly customized Cabelas Hawken
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    Since I was just getting used to her and the new Lyman 57 I installed these are pretty close shots.
    1st 3 rounds: 60 grains FFG, .10 moosemilk prelubed patch , Hornady .530 roundball, swabbed between each shot with Windex Vinegar
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    Oh yeah this was only 50 feet:eek:
    I eventually moved to 25 yards:scrutiny:
    This is the last six rounds ( 5 hours later?)
    Same powder charge ,storebought, prelubed, precut patches ,both .530 and .535 ball
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  2. J-Bar

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    Looks like you have a keeper!

    It would be interesting to see how your group size might vary with a bit more powder. I have a hunch your groups would tighten a bit when you get up around 80 to 90 grains. 60 grains may not be enough to let your rifle show it's true capabilities.
     
  3. toolslinger

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    Oh yeah I will definitely be testing different powder charges. This was basically to familiarize myself with the rifle and see what ball patch combos it seemed to like. I also wanted to begin breaking her in as I have heard that it sometimes takes several hundred rounds to wear all the burrs and machining marks off the rifling.
    I also determined that the CCI #11 magnums that I have fit really tight and require seating with a stick to prevent misfires.
    I also found that I looooooove my Lyman 57 peep sight(knew I would) :) I will definitely be getting some different apertures for it.
     
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