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Old 03-02-2008, 02:19 PM
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Well I finally got my camera battery recharged. This first photo is of my first attempt at flint lock shooting with the new Lyman GPR:



First 2 shots were apain in the a$$ only because of my mistake and pigheaded idea of trying to use Pyrodex instead of the Holy Black! After I came tomy senses, I switched to Goex and the gunoperated theway it was meant to operate.



Now this secondphoto if when I went to 60 grains of Goex and used the upper paste as my point of aim:



I ended up pulling thethirdshot. I had a delayed ignition shot and itscrewed me up. I will be taking the GPR to the range maybe tomorrow. We willhave 60+ degree weather here in the Tidewater areaof Virginia and will take good advantageof it.


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Old 03-02-2008, 02:22 PM
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Well the groups show a lot of promise. Are you going to kick the charge up any more?
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:33 PM
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i'd kick it up to 80 grains. My GPR loves 80 grains with a .530 ball and .018 pillow ticking. Cant wait to finish mine up and take her out.
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:51 PM
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Mine is shooting real tight with both 90 and 95 grains Goex FFFg. I'm using a wonder wad under the patched ball.

Have not gone beyone 100 grains yet (don't know if I really have to).Have not shot it without the wonder wad. Have not shot it over the chronograph.

So much homework left to do - and I still need to do some more shooting with the Mustang. Will the madness never end!
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Old 03-02-2008, 03:22 PM
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We can only hope the "MADNESS' doesn't end. What would we do for fun then?
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Old 03-02-2008, 03:27 PM
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You guys should have seen the .54 Hawken i saw yesterday. The maple was so dark, it was actually a dark blackish green. It was beautiful. I could feel my ass cheek burning where my wallet was
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Old 03-02-2008, 04:13 PM
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They are grouping good. Mine likes 90 gr 3 f goex. I just have to do my part.
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Old 03-02-2008, 04:52 PM
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[:@] F G You must resist temptation.
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Old 03-03-2008, 07:09 AM
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Being a new gun and a new style (FL), I thoughtIwould start out crawling. I will take itout again this week and bump it up in increments of 10 grains. Right now I have only Goex 2F and will swap out for some 3F with a friend. I started out with .490" balls and .010" patches. I have some.495" balls and also have .015" and .018" patches. So Ihave my homework assigment cut out for me!!!

I have an order in for a replacement touch hole liner from RMC. This should help in getting a good light off.
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