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Traditions PA Pellet Rifle

I am getting poor accuracy with the powerbelts and two 50 grain triple sevens. What works for you out of this flinter? I am about ready to go back to my thirty year old CVA Mountain Rifle with round balls.

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Re: Traditions PA Pellet Rifle

I use 1 30 gr pellet 1 50 gr pellet and a 240 gr Hornaday Pa conical clover leafs at 50 yds.....I also replaced the factory sights with an RMC V peeps
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Re: Traditions PA Pellet Rifle

ditch the pellets, they are horrible in flintlocks.

Get some goex 3f, .015 - .018" patches, .490" round ball or the powerbelts you are using, and you will be very happy.

T7 is a lower grade powder when compared to Goex.

Your mountain rifle is one heck of a fine rifle. Why did you switch?
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Re: Traditions PA Pellet Rifle

I use 2- 50 grain pellets and a Hornady 245 grain conical. It shoots those really well.
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Re: Traditions PA Pellet Rifle

Do you lube these conicals? My buddy talked me into the PA Pellet Rifle and now the Mountain Rifle sits. It is a beautiful flinter with brown blueing. I bought it in the late 70's or early 80's when muzzleloader hunting in PA was just heating up. It did me right.

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Re: Traditions PA Pellet Rifle

They come pre lubed......you were a little vague in you description.........What do you mean by poor accuracy????
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Re: Traditions PA Pellet Rifle

Pick up fom FFg or FFFG real black powder or some Pioneer Powder Shockey's Gold in FFG or FFFG and run with it. Powder charges for a flinter in .50 caliber shouldn't really even go to 100 grains unless on the RARE occassion that you have a rifle that like that heavy of a charge. The PA Pellet I owned and sold LOVED 80 grains of Shockey's FFG seated firmly, but NOT packed tightly, under a 300 grain Power belt HP or a 325 grain Hdy Great plains bullet. They aren't meant for PRB's but will shoot them reasonably well d/t the barrel's rate of twist. The 245's are a little too light and short, requiring a slower rate of twist to get the best accuracy.

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Re: Traditions PA Pellet Rifle

I use roundball in mine along with loose powder, goex. I continuesly hit the bullseye at 30 yards with it but wanna have it sighted in at least to 50 yards with it, I love shooting roundball out of it.
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Re: Traditions PA Pellet Rifle

I picked one up last year, but went right to using a patched round ball and regular black powder.

I think my load is 80 grains of FFFg under a .490 lead ball and a .015 lubed patch.

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Re: Traditions PA Pellet Rifle

Interesting post, I just bought one last year , I was always curious what everyone else uses too.
I use 2 x50 gr Triple 7 pellets, and Hornady SST 250 gr sabots.
I had to fool with tbe factory sights ( adj) but it hits
Good @ 50 for me now. This will be the first hunting season with it for me.

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