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Forum: Black Powder
12-16-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,585
Posted By Jenks

My 70 year old eyes don't see the sights very...

My 70 year old eyes don't see the sights very well either. On other(shorter) guns I use either peep sights or a scope. I thought that would be the case on the BP rifle, so I hunted around and found...
Forum: Black Powder
12-16-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,585
Posted By Jenks

According to Investarm, the max load for PRB is...

According to Investarm, the max load for PRB is 90 gr. of powder. For heavier conicals it is 80 gr. I wouldn't be shooting any more that that, altho it seems to be too conservative. When I was...
Forum: Black Powder
12-16-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,585
Posted By Jenks

Back to the old yardstick and cleaning rod. I...

Back to the old yardstick and cleaning rod. I hope that it is a 1 in 48", I would like to shoot the short conicals but want to try the RB too. I never was too good with numbers, there are just too...
Forum: Black Powder
12-16-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,585
Posted By Jenks

It is 28" from the end of the barrel to the...

It is 28" from the end of the barrel to the forward edge of the part that the nipple screws into.
Forum: Black Powder
12-16-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,585
Posted By Jenks

Muley, it does not have any brand name on it...

Muley, it does not have any brand name on it other then Investarm but in appearances it is the same as the Cabelas Hawken. I did not know the twist when I bought it, it was used, pretty and appeared...
Forum: Black Powder
12-15-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,585
Posted By Jenks

I understand that the newer Investarm are faster...

I understand that the newer Investarm are faster twist. I did the yardstick bit with mine several times and it measures out to be 1 in 60". Sort of slow for conicals, that is why I shoot a short...
Forum: Black Powder
12-15-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,585
Posted By Jenks

I had a T/C Hawken, I sold it after I bought an...

I had a T/C Hawken, I sold it after I bought an Investarm Hawken. The Investarm has much better wood, appeared unfired and was $125 used. It was made in 1985 in Italy, where they make some very...
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