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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-28-2015, 03:53 AM Thread Starter
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Great open sight day!

I was out on my range yesterday with my CVA Hawken which wears a 32" 1:66 twist .58cal barrel. Marlin 336 3030 folding rear semi buckhorn rear sight and a .080" thick german silver front sight.

Lube I used was Minuteman patch lube which is actually horrible when used straight from the bottle, but excellent when you lube patches and let them age 2-3 months! Gives them just the right amount of time to dry out a little.

I did swab between shots with a damp patch of Mr.Flintlocks patch lube and bore cleaner solution. Just a damp patch guys.

100 yards according to my range finder when I set up the table some years ago.

This just shows you that when you find the perfect set up for your eyes with open sights, when you find the perfect load for your rifle, You get perfect results!

This is the first time I have ever gotten the results like this on camera! Normally I am being stupid and paying more attention to the camera, worrying about the run time, did I hit record or not, blah blah blah. This day, The camera was just another set of eyes and my main focus was on swabbing, centering the patch, loading the sprue straight as possible, seating pressure and the most important, sight picture.

I just browned the barrel so the 5 other shots covered over was me dialing in the rear sight.
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Re: Great open sight day!

Right there is how it is done

Find what works the best in your gun.

The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.

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Nice shooting!
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-29-2015, 01:48 PM
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Re: Great open sight day!

What you had were the infamous, highly publicized "Kodak Moments"

Looking forward to taking Mr. Flintlock to the range with me real soon. We might reach upper-40s in temps around February 19th here..... lol

Haven't seen those highs since I purchased my new ML..... which is now drawing dust from non-use.

I'm happy for you.
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