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orangello 04-27-2012 07:24 PM

Ordered a BP rifle today.
 
I ordered a closeout model Hawkenish rifle from Traditions today, about $300 shipped to the office (nothing breaks up a dull afternoon like getting a package).

http://www.traditionsfirearms.com/product_info.php?products_id=135&osCsid=72c11b6b67 f5b10ce1dea281380efa50

I think the stock is similar to the one on my sidelock pistol. I think it will be a fun plinker. I might drag my lazy butt to the deer stands next year with it.

All of the other Hawken models seem to use the 1:48 twist that is a compromise between what round ball needs and what saboted rounds need. I will have to try it out to see for sure.

texaswoodworker 04-27-2012 07:54 PM

It looks nice. Don't forget to post a range report for us. :D

alsaqr 04-27-2012 07:56 PM

Congrats on the nice rifle.

mountainman13 04-27-2012 08:54 PM

Very nice and you can't beat the price. I paid $275 for a used cabelas hawken when I started out. It's an exact copy of a t/c.
Should be a good shooter.

HockaLouis 04-28-2012 12:14 AM

Kool! I want one. Just not badly enough, but I'll appreciate it from afar...

orangello 05-08-2012 08:53 PM

FRIKKIN SWEET! It finally came in today. I didn't even bring it back to my office to open it; i popped it open up front on the receptionist's desk. I really like the nickel coated barrel; it reminds me of the flat nickel finish on the Bersa i had. The lil fiber optic sights don't look very "traditional", but i like them for practicality. I don't much care for the plainjane graphite ramrod, but i will figure out something for that later. I have a good range rod, so maybe i can find something that will be more "decorative".

I will try to post up some pics tonight. If i can't find any 2F/Pyrodex RS, I may just take it out for a test shot with some Pyrodex P (just a light load).


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