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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 12-12-2009, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Did Some Shooting Today

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!!!


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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 12-12-2009, 08:29 PM
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Nice that will do the job i would think good luck in the season with the flinter
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Thanks!

I would love to use it... maybe next year. I seem to always grab the TC Renegade first, but this one definately shoots good.

I might get me a doe tag for camp next year for after Christmas... just to get me back up there and out with the flintlock.

I didn't get to go hunting with the flintlock since '99.

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for once somebody has a flintlock that's on the correct side...

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Looks good Tony! The grouping and the Skoal!

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Nice looking rifle Looking forward to shooting mine...
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post #7 of 43 (permalink) Old 12-12-2009, 08:48 PM
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nice shooting COPENHAGEN taists better tho

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Thanks guys... yea, that chew is getting me mad. I need to quit in a bad way.

Does anyone have any advice on how to fine tune this sight to the left? It only needs to go about 1", but it will bother me.

I'd rather be 1" high or low, then 1" left and right. Just one of those things that will constantly nag me when I look at the rifle. lol

I don't want to tap the front sight as that makes a big difference. And have no idea how to know how much I moved the rear sight... maybe make some marks?

In all reality, that is more than good enough. But if there is any advice on how to fine tune that to get it dead center, I'd really appreciate the input!

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cant fine tune a sight like that haha i have the same gun...you wont notice the 1" on a deer though, dont worry about it

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man i thought i was picky your right there maybe you just need to shoot then gun some more

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