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Posted in thread: TC 50 cal. Hawkin Rifle Info Needed on 11-07-2015 at 02:20 PM
Shooting matches with 60/3F ? I doubt you are shooting the 100 yard targets with that load in a
50 caliber? :confused: Our matches are at primitive re-enactments, with some of the furthest
Posted in thread: TC 50 cal. Hawkin Rifle Info Needed on 11-06-2015 at 04:02 PM
My TC is a 50 cal. with a round ball barrel (1:66). When shooting in matches, I use a .495 ball
in a .015 patch, and 60 grains of FFF Goex, packed tight. My lube is Doc's dry lube recipe: 6
Posted in thread: Inline vs traditional. Why the pissing match? on 11-13-2014 at 01:58 AM
My hunting partner, Charlie, dropped a 10 pointer at 200 yd with a 45 cal patched round out of
a TC Hawken. It ran about 15 yd and dropped.
Posted in thread: 1842 Harper's Ferry ram rod on 11-14-2013 at 03:30 PM
Get a short, fat rod - bigger that the parts you're fitting, and long enough to hold them.
Drill a tapping thread hole all the way through, reasonably close to center. Then drill a snug
hole to fit th...
Posted in thread: Cleaning a rusty rifle? on 02-20-2013 at 11:20 PM
I've cleaned surface rust off a few barrels, using a tip I got from one of Brownells books. Rub
the barrel with a hard, round, metal shaft. Once I used a screwdriver blade, but since then
I've been us...
Posted in thread: Ball stuck in barrel.... on 02-01-2013 at 11:47 PM
I had one the exact same way. Hole in ball, everything. I screwed the puller back in. Put in
some powder from the flash hole and pushed the ball on to the powder. It came out just fine. If
you don't w...
Posted in thread: Powdered sugar ? on 02-01-2013 at 11:38 PM
Don`t believe everything you hear or read, Black powder is fairly safe & easy to make. (Just be
Careful)A good standard black powder:..100 parts saltpeter + 18 parts coal + 16 parts
Posted in thread: CVA 50 cal Mountain percussion on 11-02-2012 at 12:23 AM
I shoot a .495 roundball wrapped in a .012 ticking patch, pushed with 60 rains of fff. It's
real tight to start with, and I don't need to make it any harder. I run the dry patch just in
case, and to e...
Posted in thread: CVA 50 cal Mountain percussion on 11-01-2012 at 02:56 AM
I used the bucket of hot soapy water method for years, and still do ever so often, but have
found a much easier method. After shooting at the range most of the day, I cap off the nipple
with a little ...
Posted in thread: Newb question- Best ammo type for hunting on 04-03-2012 at 02:37 AM
I agree w this. I have seen deer shot w 45, 50, 54, and 60 cal smoke poles and of the all
sabbots have done the best. A 280 barnes 50 cal sabbot out of my 54 tc contender will roll
small deer off thei...