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Post by Buffalo-1 04/03/22, 07:29 am

I am new to muzzleloading, obtain an old T/C Renegade at a garage sell. I live in High Ridge, Mo

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Post by Guest 04/03/22, 08:01 am

Buffalo-1 wrote:I am new to muzzleloading, obtain an old T/C Renegade at a garage sell. I live in High Ridge, Mo

Welcome aboard, Missouri is sure a beautiful state.

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Post by HC 04/03/22, 03:31 pm

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Post by Bronko22000 04/03/22, 07:45 pm

Hi and welcome. Don't be afraid to ask questions here. A lot of knowledge here
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Post by Admin 04/03/22, 08:43 pm

Buffalo-1 wrote:I am new to muzzleloading, obtain an old T/C Renegade at a garage sell. I live in High Ridge, Mo

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Post by AKhawkin50 26/03/22, 03:46 pm

Hi from Alaska, I was given a Hawkins 50 side lock this winter,and have shot it about a hundred times so far.Those of you that cast your own RD ball how true is the diameter? I'm casting with a lee mould and can only get about.002-.005 out of round from true. With these .490's it groups about 1-1/2" at 35 yards that doesn't seem very good. 85 gr pyrodex P Thoughts?

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Post by Admin 27/03/22, 05:00 am

AKhawkin50 wrote:Hi from Alaska, I was given a Hawkins 50 side lock this winter,and have shot it about a hundred times so far.Those of you that cast your own RD ball how true is the diameter? I'm casting with a lee mould and can only get about.002-.005 out of round from true. With these .490's it groups about 1-1/2" at 35 yards that doesn't seem very good. 85 gr pyrodex P Thoughts?

There are a lot of things you can try with Patched Roundball, Ball size (.490, .495) Different Patch materials, Patch thickness, the size of the Patch in diameter, Different Patch lubes, the use of an Over Powder patch, Powder type & charge amounts. It’s impossible for anyone to tell you what your gun will shoot best, This is something you will have to do on your own. What kind of sights do you have on your Rifle? Are they fine enough to get better accuracy than 1-1/2 inch at 35 Yards? If they are factory/stock sights they are NOT

The best patch material i have ever used is stuff i get from Joanns Fabric called Dril Cloth, it measures .020 Thick. The patch lube i use is stuff i make, Stihl HP Ultra 2 stroke engine oil, and Peanut oil mixed 50/50, I also use an Over Powder Patch to Protect the Patched Ball.
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Post by AKhawkin50 27/03/22, 09:17 am

Yeah stock sights☹,I have been following your YouTube channel and have been experimenting with patch material,thickness and lubes. Thanks , your patch lube sounds good! I'll try it next

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Post by Admin 27/03/22, 12:26 pm

AKhawkin50 wrote:Yeah stock sights☹,I have been following your YouTube channel and have been experimenting with patch material,thickness and lubes. Thanks , your patch lube sounds good! I'll try it next

It works really for me new member 3355125947

Good sights are really a MUST when it comes to getting the most out of your Rifle. For Targets i swear by the Globe front sights, and Tang Peeps. For hunting i go with a Fiber Optic bead Front sight, Red or Green
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Post by AKhawkin50 27/03/22, 02:52 pm

How big of a sight picture do you get with the peep sight,does the globe front sight have a cross hair or what?

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Post by Admin 27/03/22, 05:30 pm

AKhawkin50 wrote:How big of a sight picture do you get with the peep sight,does the globe front sight have a cross hair or what?

I can hold on a Popcan and see it very well at 100 Yards, try that with a Factory Bead sight Very Happy

I use Lee Shaver inserts in my Globe sights, they are ultra fine. The standard Shaver insert Card does come with a Crosshair new member 3355125947 He sells a Card of all Circles as well.

Globe front sights and fine inserts are the next best thing to a Scope, they are the reason i shoot Peep sights as well as i do. But be warned, They downright SUCK in Low light, you would be just about as well off with a Hammer in your hand in real Low light conditions. In short, there is nothing better for Accuracy, and nothing much worse for Hunting in Low light conditions. You are looking through a very small DARK Tunnel out on the end of your Barrel, and not much you can do to make them any better
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Post by AKhawkin50 27/03/22, 05:39 pm

For now target shooting is my plan for it,so I'll start watching for a good setup. My Marlin 45/70 is my hunting go to with ghost ring iron sights! It shoots out to 200yards really well. I hope to get the Hawkins out to 500 yards in time. The I bullet you use for hunting looks very interesting.

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Post by Bronko22000 27/03/22, 06:06 pm

Lew I was looking at the Shavers inserts. I'm trying to imagine what the "tic tok" looking insert is used for. I'm thinking a square target.
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Post by Admin 27/03/22, 07:48 pm

Bronko22000 wrote:Lew I was looking at the Shavers inserts. I'm trying to imagine what the "tic tok" looking insert is used for. I'm thinking a square target.

It is for a Square Target new member 3355125947
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Post by Admin 27/03/22, 07:50 pm

AKhawkin50 wrote:For now target shooting is my plan for it,so I'll start watching for a good setup. My Marlin 45/70 is my hunting go to with ghost ring iron sights! It shoots out to 200yards really well. I hope to get the Hawkins out to 500 yards in time. The I bullet you use for hunting looks very interesting.

The i Bullet is one of my all time favorites, in all 3 Calibers i had it made for new member 3355125947
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