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Hawkens 100yd accuracy

Old 12-11-2004, 06:45 PM
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Default Hawkens 100yd accuracy

Hey, i have a .50 caliber hawkens gun and was shooting a 2 inch group at 100 yards with iron sights and round balls, i was just wondering what other people were shooting for groups and what they were shooting with their blackpowder guns.
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Old 12-11-2004, 07:40 PM
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Most of my sidelocks will not do that good for me. I can average between a 3-4 inch group off a bench rest with my .50 & .54 calibers shooting a variety of different projectiles. My .58 caliber will do a much better job of grouping with 100 grains of Goex FFg and a .570 patched roundball. The .58 caliber has a 1:70 Green Mountain Barrel and has to be one of the most accurate of all my rifles.

My long distance shooting I am sure has a lot to do with the iron sights and old eyes... I really just do not see as well as I used to. Even though they claim corrected it is 20/20 somehow my eyes refuse to believe that.

Last winter I was able to keep all the shots at 100 yards in the bottom of a #2 coffee can off shooting sticks. I was real pleased with that group to be honest. Of course with the scoped rifles I can do a much better job. Even the RED DOTs seem very accurate.
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Old 12-12-2004, 03:24 AM
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ORIGINAL: dead_eye

Hey, i have a .50 caliber hawkens gun and was shooting a 2 inch group at 100 yards with iron sights and round balls,
Great shooting, you should change your name to "Hawk_eye"! I can't even see a target at 100 yds![]
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Old 12-12-2004, 09:01 AM
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Is this a one-time occurence? Was that a random two-shot group? Do you lock down the rifle at your stand?

I'm having a hard time believing this!
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Old 12-12-2004, 04:49 PM
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Although I have not shot that much yet I am happy with an 8" group at 100 with open sites. Hopefully that will improve abit though. 2 ' is very impressive.
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Old 12-12-2004, 05:07 PM
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Is this a one-time occurence? Was that a random two-shot group?
It was a 3 shot group, and now that i think about it was probably more like 90/95 yards, but it was shooting consistantly like that for the 7 shots we took that day, we also set out some empty coleman gas canisters at the same distance and i hit them every shot i took at them. I dont know what u mean by" do you lock down the rifle at your stand".
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