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Old 01-03-2011, 01:31 PM
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Got the .54 great plains rifle today!

Very excited. I forgot how darned heavy they were but for now i will leave it as it is until i figure out what exactly i want to do with it as far as refinishing.

Cleaning the bore now and will take pics soon
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:58 PM
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well after scrubbing the bore clean and then JB pasting it, i took it out to 50 yards with 100gr JSG 3f, .015 patch and .530 round ball. Didn't group well at all.

Was going to call it quits but then remembered i had some thicker .018" pillow tick patches in a little tin than were unlubed. Poured down 110gr JSG 3F, stuck the patch in my mouth and sucked on it, grabbed a ball, laid the patch across the bore and rammed the ball home.

Took 2 shots and they were touching! I didnt even use my lead sled today and i pulled it off LOL.

Took 2 more shots with 100gr JSG 3F and the same tight patch combo and ended up with 1 1/4" group.

Not bad, but just like the last GPR i had, a powder pig!
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:57 PM
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sorry to take so long with the pics. I started cleaning it up good and gun shield the lock, stained - finished the ramrod.



Any clue on brand of this mold?
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:42 AM
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I think it's a Lee.
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:23 AM
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Good looking gun. You have to be happy with that first time out.
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