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Old 01-24-2016, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Muley Hunter View Post
So, non-adjustable sights work fine for that. Develop a load and stay with it.
I don't do that. I'm always looking for improvement.
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Old 01-24-2016, 05:11 PM
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What style rifle did you order?
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How deep is the rifling going to be and will it be squared bottom or round???
Not a rifle, just a barrel.
I told him .012 - .015 or deeper - squared bottom
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Old 01-24-2016, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by bronko22000 View Post
I don't do that. I'm always looking for improvement.
Improvement on a PRB?
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Old 01-25-2016, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Muley Hunter View Post
Improvement on a PRB?
Maybe you never know. But you do know there are different powders and different charges too. Anyway I may just start saving for a GRRW rifle.
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by bronko22000 View Post
Maybe you never know. But you do know there are different powders and different charges too. Anyway I may just start saving for a GRRW rifle.

Of course there is. You don't need to touch the elevation to develop a load. Just adjust the windage and shoot for groups from then on. It doesn't matter if they're high or low. Just get the best group. Once you have the load that shoots the best group you can file the front sight for your distance.

You're getting a PRB barrel, so I assume that what you're going to shoot. It's a shame to use anything but black powder in a Hawken. Mandatory if you get the flintlock. So, i'm not understanding all the different loads you want to shoot?
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Old 01-25-2016, 11:54 AM
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Well I may find a load with let's say 100 gr of FFg with a .530 ball and .018" patch but later on as the rifle gets fired more often I find the rifle shoots better with 80 gr of FFFg, a .535" ball and a .010 or .015 patch and is now shooting higher than the previous load. I have already filed down the front sight so now I have to get another (or file down the notch in the rear sight).
With adjustable sights, I just lower the rear sight.
I hope you understand now.
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Old 01-25-2016, 12:17 PM
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I understand, but i've never had a sidelock that didn't continue you shoot a load good that I developed. Maybe i'm lucky.


btw...You do realize switching to 3F from 2F will require you to file more off the front sight?
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Old 01-25-2016, 12:45 PM
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Depends on the charge. I guess you did get lucky. Of course with you using Kentucky windage it'd be hard to tell.

I've had rifles shoot better with age and the number of rounds through them after a bit of tweaking the load.
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Old 01-25-2016, 12:49 PM
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I don't really care what sight you use. It's your gun. I was just trying to make the point that primitive fixed sights can work well. They're also are hard to knock out of adjustment too.

The whole point of buying a gun like Green River makes is it's authenticity. Hawkens had fixed sights.
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Old 01-25-2016, 02:42 PM
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Listen bud you stick to your fixed sights and your guestimation sight fixture and I'll stick to my adjustable sights.
Should I decide to get fixed sights I think I know how to sight them in and use them properly. Anyway, I'm done discussing sights on this thread. So if you want to have the last word, be my guest. I won't respond.

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