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Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Live in Venango County. Hunting Camp in Warren County
What is the rate of twist in that rifle? If its 1 in 48 or slower it should shoot patched round ball's okay. What size round balls are you shooting? if its 490 you may want to use 495's. How thick is your patch? Most 1 in 48 twist rifles do okay with a 490 ball and a .015 patch but some don't. If its a fast twist you will need power belt bullets or sabots. Check that rate first. If it is a slow twist drop back to 60 grains of FFF and see where it goes. Then try a 495 ball. How do your patches look? Holes burned in them? Getting any blow by?
Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf.
"When a pine needle falls in the forest, the eagle sees it, the deer hears it, and the bear smells it."
an old First Nations saying
Last edited by Buckskin Dave; 12-24-2018 at 10:37 AM.