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Old 12-08-2006, 05:20 PM
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Anyone own one of these ? Was looking to buy one and wanted some input. Thanks.
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Old 12-08-2006, 05:21 PM
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Are you talking about the Cabela's Hawkins Carbine? They have a fast twist don't they?
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Old 12-08-2006, 05:25 PM
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1 in 24 is the twist ...yes its the Cabela's Hawkens. Was looking to get a short patch & roundball shooter as my treehawk has seen better days. Man I wish I could get another one of them. Back to the carbine ...looks like a great gun for closer ranges.
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Old 12-08-2006, 05:45 PM
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That twist might be a little fast for roundball don't you think? Maybe is you shot a low powder charge they might do all right. On another forum a person owns one and he shoot 300 grain XTP's out of his with some excellent results. He is also shooting conicals it appears. Sounds like a heck of a tree rifle there.

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Old 12-08-2006, 06:19 PM
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Per another post, I have been waffling back and forth on getting this type of gun from Cabelas - but the regular percussion model with the 1/48 twist - and a more modern inline.

I'm now very much leaning toward the traditional route and pretty sure I'm just going to buy a Cabelas Hawken model. But this post raises another question. What are the advantages of the carbine model versus the standard percussion model?

I would assume the carbine model has more nock down power shooting conicals and sabots with more force. Whereas you'd want to stick to the patch and roundball with the standard model with the 1/48 twist? It would be more about effective shot placement with this model? It also looks like the barrel is shorter on the carbine model and the appearance a little different.
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Old 12-08-2006, 07:07 PM
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The difference between the two... the carbine has a 1-24 twist more inclined for shooting sabots and conicals. The barrel is 21" I believe. The original Hawkins has a 28" barrel with 1-48 twist. It will shoot patched roundball, conicals, even some sabot combinations sometimes. The sights are normally the same as is the lock and trigger assembly. The choice as to which one you like is up to you. Both will get the job done. I personally like the .54 caliber in traditional, especially if I am going to shoot roundball.
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Old 12-08-2006, 07:33 PM
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Thanks cayugad! This is a great site. I am looking forward to getting my first ML and practicing for next deer season! Heck, just looking forward to shooting it!
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Old 12-08-2006, 08:27 PM
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Was looking to get a short patch & roundball shooter as my treehawk has seen better days. Man I wish I could get another one of them.
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Old 12-08-2006, 10:51 PM
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Are you talking the carbine Sports Hawkens for the carbine and what about the normal? Is that the sport or the regular with the brass? I would get the regular with the brass. It will shoot roundballs, conicals, and some sabots.
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Old 12-09-2006, 07:25 AM
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Not sure if anyone would be interested, I have a new in the box Thompson Center PA Hunter 1/66 twist for prb. Though it's not the carbine it is the longer barrel original model octagon to round barrel taper with a single trigger, with nice wood, email if interested.
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