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Old 07-28-2012, 01:09 AM
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I quickly stole an hour to go to our local range, the weather is really bad, windy and sniping cold.
I tested the rifle with a 85gr load Sannadex(local brand), Harvestor Crush Rib sabots loaded with a 230gr XTP.
It took me around 5 shots to quickly zero the scope, not to bad.
I took the next 3 shots at 50m with the same set-up, the pic shows potential but I will still play with different loads of powder.
All in all, I'm still convinced I bought a little gem.
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:42 AM
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Looks like a winner.

Nice shooting.
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:07 AM
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A keeper for sure.
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:55 AM
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It looks like a great shooter to me. Nice shooting.
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:56 AM
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I agree, now to find the sweet load. I borrowed a modified Martini mould from a friend, it casts 350gr .45 conicals which I also want to shoot with the Harvester sabots.
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:21 AM
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Looks like a very good start!
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:25 AM
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Looking good Wildeboer. I'm glad you got a good one.
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:32 AM
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Went to the range today again, same results but I wonder what if I change the Musket-caps to std no11 CCI caps?
Ps. I'm using the Musketcaps since I bought them with the rifle and the previous owner used them. I forgot the std CCI no11's at home today and then started wondering while I was on the range.
can different caps make a big difference?
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:37 AM
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It can make a difference changing the caps. Anytime you change anything, it can basically change the way the rifle shoots. But I have found it does not make that drastic if even noticeable change.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:29 AM
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I hope to get smaller groups but maybe I'm expecting too much, my current groups are good for hunting but we allways want more...
On the other hand the tinkering makes the sport more interesting, allways something more to try.
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