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Old 09-19-2007, 05:14 PM
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Caygad, there is only one wedge pin. Thanks for all the info.

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Old 09-19-2007, 07:37 PM
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One wedge pin makes it a trade rifle then... the same thing I have. They have a 1-48 twist. They shoot roundball excellent.



That is my Trade Rifle. Try it with 80 grains of Pyrodex RS or any other powder for that matter since this is a percussion lock, and a patched roundball. That is all that would be needed to take a deer, out to 100 yards. They really are a nice shooting rifle.
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Old 09-19-2007, 07:41 PM
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A good boyfried would let her shot the Knight. Or buy her a new TC and shot the Lyman every once in a while.
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Old 09-19-2007, 10:09 PM
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I guess that means I'm not a good boyfriend.. lol
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Old 09-20-2007, 06:12 PM
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At least you take her hunting. What about your brother and nephew? Do you ever take them hunting?
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:09 PM
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Start her out with 50 grains of powder, let her get used to the gun...
70-80 grains is plenty for deer at ranges that you use open sights for, round balls are great killers, mushroom pretty easily, don't need a lot of velocity to help mushroom...
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:14 PM
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Sometimes I take my brother and nephew. I feel more like a guide than a hunter but we always have fun and everyone usually gets a deer. She just gets bigger ones than everyone else. Thanks for butting in okiejaco, wish you had some good info!!
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Old 09-21-2007, 08:16 PM
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I am short on info, sorry. These other guys now a lot more than I do. I just got a blackpowder this year and am still learning. I need to get down to Willow and shoot it some.Theweeds where I usually shoot areabout 8'tall. Let us now how your girlfriend likes shooting her new old blackpowder.
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:35 AM
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I've got a Lyman Great Plains Rifle. It's one of the newer ones with 1:60" twist, and it's definitely a roundball only shooter. Not to say that's bad...I took my first blackpowder deer a couple years ago with it, and it did the job quite well. My load is 67gr of FFF Goex with a .490 roundball (pillowticking patch). Not sure if that will match up well to a shorter barrel with a faster twist, but it might be something to try.

Regarding the brass buttplate...I was taught that with that style gun, it was designed to not go directly on the shoulder. Rather, when you bring it up, it would go in the crook between your shoulder and your upper arm. The reasoning behind that goes back to the original design, which the GPR is a pretty good replica. It was designed for shooting while wearing heavier clothes, and allows for a more comfortable, faster, and more repeatable firing position. Make sure that when she starts out with it that she starts with some lighter loads to get used to the gun before building up the powder. Also, she'll take much less beating if she's shooting it from any position other than at a sighting bench. At a sighting bench, the tendency is to not pull it as tight into the shoulder, and the body tends to not move with the shot to soften the recoil some. I remember the first time I shot mine off a bench I had a black and blue for a few days from only shooting 15-20 shots. Since then I figured it out and it's been much less painful.
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:37 PM
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Thanks RiverOtter. We're going to try several loads before we go hunting. I'm pretty sure she can handle the gun. I told her not to worry about it that it didn't kick that bad. After reading some of the good info you guys leave she's not worried anymore. Here's a picture of her with her first ever deer. She shot it with my .243. I told her she's going to have to hunt rifle season with her new blackpowder..lol

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