Well I couldnt wait anymore. Went out to Dixons
on sunday and got a lyman deerstalker.
never shot one before. Its a blast.
somewhat frustrating but a blast. Sighted it
in the last 2 days after work. It was right on
at 50 yds. Had 3 shots touching yesterday
out of 7 fired. Very nice gun. Dixons took the
time to walk me thru it and explained every
question I had. He told me to load with 70gr
with .018 patch and .490 ball. Works very well.
went and got the license added last night. So now
im ready to try my luck. Im pretty sure im hooked.
dont know why something that is such a pain is so
much fun. Again Dixons is awesome.
80gr,.018,490 prb. I have used that load for 16 years. My gun didn't see any benefits of more powder. Matter of fact, I
tried more, but it didn't seem to burn it all. I would say your good to go rhino.
"Well behaved women seldom make history."
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
100grs is ok, but you can go down range after shooting and look at your patch to see if all of the powder is burning. if so, fine, if not, your just wasting it so you can back down to a load that gets "full burn". 85gr of 3F is my sweet spot for my TC Hawken and Renegade. good luck and welcome to sport. it sure is a fun way to hunt...and surely my favorite gun to carry afield.