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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-23-2014, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Pennsylvania Hunter Carbine

Can anyone give me some info on the T/C Pennsylvania Hunter Carbine. I have one and I'm shooting 90 grains of FFG and a PA conical. My groups are nowhere near my buddies who is shooting a Firestorm.

What is the twist?

Are these guns traditionally not as accurate as the longer flinters?

Considering getting rid of it...
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-23-2014, 01:37 PM
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Re: Pennsylvania Hunter Carbine

go to 70gr and work up if needed
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also try different rounds out of the gun you have to experiment with rounds and charges to find what your gun likes. I know mine likes 90gr of ffg with a 245gr powerbelt on top of that
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pa conical is a good bullet, hits hard, i have had very good luck with it. i shoot 80 gr of 3f, and it cloverleafs.
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Re: Pennsylvania Hunter Carbine

The twist is most likely 1/66 twist. Some were made with 1/48 twist. If it's not grouping well with the PA conicals it's probably the 1/66 twist.

Mine is 1/66 twist and I use 80 grains of Goex 2f. It will group around 3" at 75 yards with .490 roundball. It also shoots pretty well with 60 grains of Goex 3f.

I never could get the PA conicals to group well in my rifle.
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Powerbelts will work? I use them in my inline, but never in the flintlock.
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Re: Pennsylvania Hunter Carbine

1:66 twist, try patched round ball & 70 to 80 gr ff
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Patched round ball with 70 grains of fff is a winner for mine
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Pa conical is made for 1/66 twist. Might like less powder or even fff. Wash that junk lubd they come with off and use as better veg, base lube. Crisco in a pinch works or even bore butter etc.... I like bear grease. Don't ignore a patch and ball....

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Re: Pennsylvania Hunter Carbine

I had one up til a year ago. You are using WAY too much powder for that short thing. I think I ended up using around 55 or 60. Anymore than that and half of it doesn't get burnt up.
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