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Old 03-10-2019, 08:11 AM
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Gentlemen (and Ladies?) I just won an auction for a used Impact in great shape. I know nothing about them as far as rate of twist or even how to break it down for cleaning. But I'll figure that out when I get it. My question is what do you Impact owners shoot out of yours? Mostly what powders are you using and what bullet weight range? I know to start about 80 gr and work up. Not new to muzzleloaders as I've been shooting them since about 1971.Also if I use BH209 do I need a different BP?
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Old 03-10-2019, 09:06 AM
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Alex's is deadly accurate with .458 220gr lehigh cf's. Pretty sure she uses the crushed rib sabots and her final load was 90gr bh209. I put several rounds down with 100gr and it was still shooting under an inch at 100. It's too small for me but you are quite a bit shorter than I am so that shorter LOP would probably be okay for you. The cleanup is the same as any other breakopen action. Only difference in the impact is that little hood over the breech when it's in closed position. I think you will be quite pleased with the accuracy of that little rifle. The twist is 1:28
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Old 03-10-2019, 05:15 PM
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Alex's is deadly accurate with .458 220gr lehigh cf's. Pretty sure she uses the crushed rib sabots and her final load was 90gr bh209. I put several rounds down with 100gr and it was still shooting under an inch at 100. It's too small for me but you are quite a bit shorter than I am so that shorter LOP would probably be okay for you. The cleanup is the same as any other breakopen action. Only difference in the impact is that little hood over the breech when it's in closed position. I think you will be quite pleased with the accuracy of that little rifle. The twist is 1:28
I have a wide variety of .44 cal and .45 cal bullets to try from 240 gr to 300 gr. I believe I even have a few Leigh Bloodlines I can send downrange with it. I have a half canister of BH209 to try as well as some Alliant Black MZ, T7, Pyro P and RS. I want to save my black powder for my sidelocks. I should find something she likes I'm sure. I'm just feeling around so I know where the best place to start would be. Then change things around from there until I get the best load combo for it.
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Old 03-11-2019, 04:47 AM
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bronko it's a great gun i've got one & it shoots as accurate as my t/c encore or triumph. the twist rate is 1 in 28 . to open it slide back the hood hinge & wala. to remove breech plug use a 7/16 socket & out it comes.now what i use for hunting is 100 grains of bh209 & a barnes 300 gr mz expander. zero it @ 100 yrds & your good out to 150 w/o any problem. they go for 200 new on sale. the new impacts have a hand removeable breech plug & no they are not interchangeable,i think you will like it. they call it a great youth gun & also it's a top seller for their low end inline muzzleloader. only problem with t/c now is their customer service. i have basically begged for a new catalog for the past 3 years & still have not received one yet.
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:05 AM
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bronko have you received your t/c impact yet ? what are your views on it ?
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Old 03-20-2019, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by t.shaffer View Post
bronko have you received your t/c impact yet ? what are your views on it ?
I had it delivered to my friend in PA. I won't get to see/shoot it until about the end of May.
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Old 03-21-2019, 06:31 AM
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ok let us know how you like it
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Old 06-29-2019, 09:42 AM
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The Impact is very easy to zone-in (fiber-optics) - it balances well and it's lightweight. You should be on-target using a 240 sabot and 100 grains.
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Old 06-29-2019, 04:14 PM
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Well a bit of a nightmare with the Impact. When I got home from FL and looked at the rifle the exterior was really nice. However the bore was horrible, I thought beyond repair. I had a hard time even getting a .45 cal brush through the bore! Then after a lot of scrubbing and cussing I was able to get to a point where I could see the rifling. On the following weekend I soaked a bunch of patches in Frontier's Shoot Out and grabbed a box of .490 balls. I shot the patched balls using 30 gr of Goex FFFg without any swabbing. Probably about 30 - 35 shots. When I got home I gave the rifle a thorough cleaning and to my surprise the bore is really nice.
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Old 07-01-2019, 09:30 AM
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Shot the Impact today to sight it in. Surprisingly it didn't shoot too bad considering the shape it was in. Loading shows that the bore is still a bit rough. Shooting 85 gr of Goex FFFg under a 300 gr Hornady XTP and a Harvester CR sabot I shot a couple of 2" groups at 100 yards. So it seems it will be worth playing with looking for a favorite load. But I will definitely be polishing the bore some more and shooting more Frontier's Shoot Out soaked patches and round balls. The bore is super tight. I had a hard time even getting the bullets down with the CR sabots.

Had to edit. I meant 2" groups at 100 yards not 200. If that was the case I'd be tickled pink.

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