Went out with the rocklock today to shoot a few new loads. Not sure what it is, but the snow gets into my system and I get the itch to shoot the flinchlock.
Sure was nice to get out and make some smoke again!!! Really relaxaing for me...
Went out today and shot 8 shots, testing a higher charge I didn't get to shoot yet.
Set the target up at around 65 yards, right where I like to shoot the flinters at and sight them in.
First shot was high and to the right. Typical of changing to the load that I did. Not to mention I didn't give this rifle much range time, and I still needed to tuned left and right.
I adjusted the sight on the rear and got it down a little bit.
I then shot a 5 shot group to see what this load would do at this distance and how it grouped. I was very pleased. Very tight group for a "hunting" flinter.
I moved the sights to get the POI down and to the left for the last two shots. I moved them a little too far, but it is good for now until the next time I shoot it when I can "fine tune" it so to speak.
I was very pleased with the groups the flinter was getting. It's a lefthand Lyman .50 caliber Deerstalker...
Still "seasoning" the barrel and breaking it in... the barrel is somewhat still virgin, with around 15-20 shots out of it total. I usually shoot a TC Renegade in .54 caliber, and this one is considered a back up. I don't shoot this one that often, but it's been a shooter the few times I took it out.
Load was 70 grains of FFFg, with 4F in the pan, tossing a 240 grain PA Conical. No patch. I still didn't get a chance to shoot roundballs out of it.
In fact, this gun hasn't seen many different combos at all. Just PA conicals and FFFg. And I have yet to pass 70 grains of powder. Talk about slowly breaking it in and testing with it. I owned it for over 2 years now.
Anyways, thought I'd share.
If anyone has any advice on how to fine tune this adjustment I need to make, I would be very happy to hear the input. It's to the point where I'd like to move it, although most wouldn't.
Just not sure how to approach making the adjustment. I need it to go about 1" to the right.
Hope all you frontstuffers are having a good season... I'd love to go out with one of mine after Christmas but I can't.
Good luck to all of you who venture out there with the Rocklocks in 2009-2010!!!