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Old 11-18-2011, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Lyman Deerstalker .50 cal -Need Help!

I was looking for a little help. I have a Lyman .50 Deerstalker and cannot get this thing to shoot any pattern. I am shooting 90 grain of fff with a 295 gr powerbelt aero tip sabot. What should I be shooting out of this gun. I am looking to try and sight in Sunday because we got drawn for the Pymatuming hunt and need to have it ready to go. Very excited about that. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:34 PM
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Re: Lyman Deerstalker .50 cal -Need Help!

Not an expert but my lyman likes 80 grains of 3F and a .490 round ball and an 0.15 patch. Start with lower powder charges and work up.

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90gr 3f what? Pyrodex, goex, T7?
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Use Real Black Powder,Goex.

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Old 11-19-2011, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Lyman Deerstalker .50 cal -Need Help!

I use Goex FFF. I think I may need to get rid of the Powerbelts.
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Re: Lyman Deerstalker .50 cal -Need Help!

Have the same rifle, drop the powder to 70 gn of fff. I use hornady pa conicals, 245 grain, they work quite well.
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Old 11-19-2011, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Tioga. I will try that. Where can I get the Hornady Pa Conical? Wal-Mart??
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Re: Lyman Deerstalker .50 cal -Need Help!

I used 80gr FF goex .490rb and blue pillow ticking it shot well out of that gun

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Re: Lyman Deerstalker .50 cal -Need Help!

I get the best groups out of my Deerstalker with patched round ball and black powder. I use 85 grains of 2f Goex, it is a .54 flintlock. Pyrodex works good to but I have to use about 10 grains of 3f Goex down the bore first to help light the Pyrodex due to it being a flintlock.

I have never got groups as tight as the round ball with conicals.
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Re: Lyman Deerstalker .50 cal -Need Help!

what twist is the barrel?
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