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we shot the 50cal kentucky long rifle today

Old 02-13-2008, 05:56 PM
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we couldn't wait i just had to shoot it. i got lots of roundball shot but no patches so i used some black mmp sabots and some 230gr xtp .451 45cal bullets with some 777 powder. i shot it 4 times with 75 grs and got about a 8 inch pattern at 50yards shooting freehand. i cleaned it then i dropped down to 60grs and shot 3 more times swabing after each shot and got about a five inch group. i didn't figure it would group any good at all with the sabots but thats all we had.one thing for sure, it kicks like a mule. i can just imagine what 110 grs would feel like. i'm going to town friday so maybe i can find some patches and pick up some more powder. can't wait to get the right ball load and get to my shooting bench. my target was leaning against a 8 inch round sweetgum tree, the bullets that hit center didn't make it through the tree but a few that hit over to the side made it through busting big chunks off the tree.
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:00 PM
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110 grains with PRB doesnt kick all that bad. 1:66 twist is meant only for PRB.
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:12 PM
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Well it sounds like you had a lot of fun and that is the main thing.... 100% pillow tick is a good patch material... I'd of went after an old flannel shirt or double layer a cotton T-shirt. Just kidding. When you get the patches it will be a lot more fun.
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Old 02-15-2008, 08:55 AM
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....so i used some black mmp sabots and some 230gr xtp .451 45cal bullets with some 777 powder.....one thing for sure, it kicks like a mule. i can just imagine what 110 grs would feel like.
Mercy me! 777 powder kicks much more noticiably, especially with a 230 grain bulletin a sabot. Even 80 grains of 777would betoo much for me... takecare of yourshoulder!
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Old blue jeans material is all I ever used for the round ball patch's..
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