Ordered a BP rifle today.

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by orangello, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    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/p...d=135&osCsid=72c11b6b67f5b10ce1dea281380efa50

    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.
     
  2. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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

  3. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Congrats on the nice rifle.
     
  4. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    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.
     
  5. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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

    orangello New Member

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    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).
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2012