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Author Topic: Jim Kibler Colonial Rifle Kit  (Read 4998 times)

Offline Supernaut

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Re: Jim Kibler Colonial Rifle Kit
« Reply #60 on: June 24, 2019, 03:13:03 PM »
Stunning!

Online Rob DiStefano

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Re: Jim Kibler Colonial Rifle Kit
« Reply #61 on: June 27, 2019, 06:24:05 AM »
range visit yesterday and the first firings of the kibler colonial. as expected, i had some sight alignment issues that required rear sight adjustments that were tested at 15 yards, then on to longer distances.

left face is offhand at 25 yards, right face is benched at 40 yards. distances set with a nikon range finder.

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on the left face, the two lower holes were with .010" patching, the other holes used .015". on the right face, the two left holes were .015" patching and the two right holes were .010" patching. the patch lube is heat saturated gato feo and the balls were .526" and cast with a jeff tanner brass mould. the .015" patching clearly grouped better. these are "loose ball loads" and i don't doubt the accuracy would increase two fold with a hammered in .020" pillow ticking wrapped .530" ball, but that ain't how i roll with a trad muzzleloader.

Offline Tony Van Dort

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Re: Jim Kibler Colonial Rifle Kit
« Reply #62 on: June 27, 2019, 11:27:48 AM »
Lookin' good!!   :thumbs:

Online doc nock

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Re: Jim Kibler Colonial Rifle Kit
« Reply #63 on: June 27, 2019, 03:24:35 PM »
I'm convinced, you pound it down with a tight patch and non removable flash hole liner like the White Lightening and you're in deep do!

I'd say that while you might not win matches with that grouping, I'd be surprised if it doesn't tighten with more firings and tweaking...

With the challenges of building a kit gun, then having such luck outa the chute, I'd say you done good, Hoss!


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Re: Jim Kibler Colonial Rifle Kit
« Reply #64 on: June 27, 2019, 10:15:35 PM »
I'm with doc on this..... a little tweaking and some time you two to get to know one another....   :thumbs: