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Old 01-26-2008, 08:17 PM
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Got the deer creek loaded up and ready. 80 grains pyrodex P, 330 grain .452 lead bullet. Loaded a lot tighter and i could feel it cutting into the rifling this time. Cant wait to see how these bigger Diameter 330's do.

Also got a .58 or .60 Smoothbore flintlock on the way I wont say any more about that one until its in my hands. The thing is just crazy.

Hopefully i'll have some good groups with these tighter fitting bullets. Going to try a couple lighter weight 225 grain lead conicals.
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Old 01-26-2008, 10:16 PM
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330gr? cool I like to see how they do.
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Old 01-27-2008, 12:31 PM
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SOB they are accurate! First shot didnt even show up, next 2 shots were exactly right into the same hole but there was a slight smug to the hole. The bad thing, I have to use a hammer to get them to go down on a dirty bore. With these bullets it wants a fouled bore. These are .452 dia. so im not sure if they load hard due to them being hard cast or what. They are tack drivers at 50 yards. I could easily put 2 shots through a quarter sized target @ 50 yards.

Woke uo this morning with a bad sinus infection but after shooting these shots, im goin back out!
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Old 01-27-2008, 01:28 PM
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god damn man. sounds like you are having fun with those.
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Old 01-27-2008, 01:50 PM
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Oh how wrong you are on that! After cleaning the barrel, i loaded one up, got stuck 15" down the bore! Spend 10 minutes looking for a way to get it down before i settle on airgun oil, a few drops down the bore, let it down for a minute and i am able to lightly hammer it down the rest of the way. On a clean bore! Typical first shot, way to the right and 8" low. Next shot i figured, lets lube the bullets, Go clean the rifle, lube bullets, first one slides in perfect and gets a little tight at the end, great! Dont have to worry about it sliding out. Fire that, clips my previous first shot, to the right and 8" low as always on #1 clean barrel shot.

Reload #2 on dirty barrel, slide lubed bullet in, Ah F....!!! Gets stuck 15" down the bore again! Lucky on this one i was able to get by with using the non breakable ramrod and slowly tap it down the bore.

No more with these bullets! They are an excellent shooting bullet in this rifle but damn its a work out to get #2 and 3 shots down the bore!

I'll be contacting BS and see what he can mold me. hopefully the soft lead will load better.
Still a fun day. Think i made myself sicker from being outside but hey, cant get a little thing stop you from enjoying the warm weather and having a good time.

When i have BS mold me bullets in getting them around 300+ grain! This thing loves them.
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