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deerhunter986
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Well after this gun was passed on to me almost 18 years ago I finally shot it this weekend. .315 round ball 20gr of pyrodex and a cut up tshirt I "lubed" with vegetable oil, read this on a site some guys do this that make their on patches, not really as accurate as I thought to be but I think my patch is to thin cause all I found had burn holes around the ball. Find a thicker tshirt and mess with powder charge might be in buisness

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hornharvester
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Cheap patch and lube is old pillow ticking, jeans or any tight woven cotton cloth cut into squares and rubbed with crisco veg shortening. A simple spit patch will work too. h.h.

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deerhunter986
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HH I read that denim usually to thick and don't work that well but that is what I read I have no experience with these sidelocks. Dad told me they had some kind of patching that was strip and they started ball and cut off with knife is what I was doin. Think I might try the jeans this week. Here is a pic of my group center punch was a fluke I believe
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hornharvester
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Denim is tight for sure, an old flannel shirt will make good patches or go to Walmart and buy a yard of pillow ticking, wash it and then cut into strips, cut at the muzzle like you were doing. I like mink oil for patches and conical but Crisco veg shortening works good. Recovered pillow tickin /Mink oil patches out of my .54 look good enough to shoot again. A spit patch works real good also. When you get the load right and can hit a squirrel's eye at 25 yards you're ready for the woods. [Wink] h.h.

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I bought a yard of pillow ticking at a fabric shop many years ago. It worked fine for patching my .45 and .50 cal. rifles. And, I probably won't live long enough to shoot it all up.

Also, experiment with the load. Sometimes a small adjustment will make a big difference.

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deerhunter986
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So a flannel shirt makes no difference and 30 gr of powder makes no difference hit bullseye very first shot then everything shot left again I will say they tightened up a little bit but don't think it's squirrel killin material

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Bad rifle, you should sell it to me [Wink]

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quote:
Originally posted by trapperDave:
Bad rifle, you should sell it to me [Wink]

haha

I use Ox-Yoke Originals pre-lubed patches 0.010. When I went to the muzzleloading shoot at Friendship last Summer, I had a really nice guy actually calibrate what my .32 would use as a starting point. I also use just 20 grains of powder with a .310 ball. This seems to work fine for me.

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deerhunter986
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Bean I think that's what I am goin to do get different round balls and pre cut patches. Dave if it wasn't a gun my dad put together I may. It's fun to shoot anyways and my 4 year old likes to shoot it. Can the age of pyrodex have anything to do with this? Watched a video where new powder tightened up groups

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You hang on to that rifle!

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hornharvester
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deerhunter986..if you really want to get into shooting bp go to this site..
http://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/fusionbb/portal/index.php?

and google the dutch schultz method. If you have the time to do a little reading you will be a better shooter using bp rifles. h.h.

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RoadKill1948
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hornharvester's suggestion to study dutch's method is gold. I've had a couple of CVA's, a T/C and Green Mountain. With a little bit of Dutch's tuning method, they all shot very well. For economy, single 0 buckshot with lightly lubed patch has done quite well. Too much lube can destroy groups.
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