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Online goingoldskool

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Stretching the legs
« on: August 17, 2019, 07:18:51 PM »
Just picked a .45 flintlock and it was delivered Monday.
Chomped at the bit all week and finally got to get to know her alittle today....
It's a custom built rifle by a gentleman from Georgia and I think we are going to be spending some time together.  Right now I'm playing with load and patching... and I think I'm heading in the right direction.
Powder load of 70gr of fffg pushing a .445 ball. Patch thickness tried thus far is .010 and .015.
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This is 4 shots with .010
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5 shots with .015.
I do have some thicker stuff that I want to try, but I just didn't have time today...

Online doc nock

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Re: Stretching the legs
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2019, 08:17:55 PM »
Guess having it all together is why some guys have a different pouch/possibles bag for each caliber...I avoid that with one gun! :):)

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Re: Stretching the legs
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2019, 08:41:58 PM »
Range was 50 yards and here's a picture of the rifle...
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Offline Tony Van Dort

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Re: Stretching the legs
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2019, 07:24:02 AM »
Cool!!  

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Offline vtmtnman

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Re: Stretching the legs
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2019, 01:57:52 PM »
Good lookin' piece.I love SMRs just for the simplicity.Just a no frills gun for food procurement.

Half the fun with a new gun is getting it setup.

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Re: Stretching the legs
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2019, 12:14:45 PM »
As a start, I would drop that charge to 50 gr and see what happens.  Then work up to 70 for your deer load.  I have seen a bunch of deer killed with loads between 50 and 70 gr.  Most of the folks I know shooting .45 have at least three loads for their gun.  One light for close targets and squirrels and then a hotter one for intermediate shots and then the heavy load for deer hunting.

Pretty gun by the way.
Bruce A. Hering; AMM 761
Southeastern Illinois College (retired)

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Re: Stretching the legs
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2019, 02:48:50 PM »
Thanks huntschool,  I'll give it a try!

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Re: Stretching the legs
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2019, 07:18:32 AM »
Nice looking rifle! How long did it take for the feller to build it for you?

Darren

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Re: Stretching the legs
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2019, 10:38:38 AM »
I didn't contract him to build it..... he built it,  proofed it, then listed it. I have no idea how long it took to build, but I really like it!  If the weather would cooperate, I'd shoot it a lot more!

Good luck,  shoot straight and God bless,
Rodd

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Re: Stretching the legs
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2019, 06:24:04 PM »
Really nice looking gun, 45’s are fun!!