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Offline bldtrailer

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surprised at 100 yrds
« on: December 11, 2020, 07:27:04 PM »
I went to the range and sighted in my kit flint gun 1-66 .50 32 in  with 70 grns swiss 3f .490 ball .020 denim patch mutton tallow ( no wiping needed, patches looked great). no surprise at 25yrds shot high 3 inches and left  1 inch, 2 in same hole 3rd almost touching. I moved to 50 (open sights) high and left, drifted front sight to left , 5 inches high filed rear sight, got to center and 2inches high at 50 . I figured  it would be right on at 75 (range does not have 75 targets) and low at 100. WELL at 100 I missed 4x4 square and figured I was low or pulled to the side, so I put up a 12x10inch target with a 3inch aim point in the center I held high 3/4s up thinking I was low , well the shot went to my aim point slightly left, next I held right on the aim point and hit it .  With  a sight on of 2 inch high at 50 how can it be right on at 100? I know swiss is fast, but  I used my sight formula from my goex days. [ Invalid Attachment ]

Offline Rob DiStefano

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Re: surprised at 100 yrds
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2020, 07:36:15 PM »
You did a fine job on that "bloody" popper, Tom ... and you learnt her to be darned accurate, too! 

Don't get better'n that!!    :thumbs: :thumbs:

Gonna use her to fill the freezer?   8)

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Re: surprised at 100 yrds
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Offline Rob DiStefano

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Re: surprised at 100 yrds
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2020, 07:51:01 PM »
Tom, with a .490 over .020 are you short starting the load?
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Re: surprised at 100 yrds
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2020, 08:00:47 PM »
Yes short started with a wack ! [ Invalid Attachment ]  [ Invalid Attachment ]

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Re: surprised at 100 yrds
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2020, 08:19:08 PM »
Beautiful rifle and accurate as well!

Offline Terry Lightle

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Re: surprised at 100 yrds
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2020, 01:57:36 PM »
No doubt you have a keeper there