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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-28-2016, 02:36 AM Thread Starter
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T/C Renegade Loads

Ok, new to these flintlocks as you all know. Getting ready to head to the range now that the lock if functioning. I know each rifle is different but I have to following to try. Hornady .490 with different size patches to try, Hornady PA Conical s, and T/C maxi hunters the lighter version. I am going to use real black powder 3f. I plan on trying from 70 to about 90 grains. Some with a felt patch some with out. To try and find out exactly what the rifle likes.

Do any of you have any sage advise? I am hoping the PRB will shoot good as I want to keep it traditional. But I also want to make sure I have a rifle that can deliver a quick clean kill shot. (Ethical) I think all three will kill ok but now I need to find out what shoots the best. Is there anything I have forgotten or should try? Any advise will be great appreciated.

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Re: T/C Renegade Loads

Make sure after each,up to 3 shots,you run a wet patch followed by couple dry ones.You want to find what will give you accuracy with the 1st shot out of a clean barrel.
You should get less than 1 1/2" groups with the RB at 50yds.Often you will get clovers.
As far as projectiles,the RB is as good a killer as any.NOTHING lives with a 1/2" hole in the heart or lungs!
I have tried and killed deer with them all.None were any more dead than the other!
When using FFFg my TC's liked 70 grs and .015 patch.

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Re: T/C Renegade Loads

My TC Hawken shot very well with 90gr of 3fg and a .015 pre lubed patch...
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Re: T/C Renegade Loads

Today I had my .54 Lancaster out to the range. My first three shots were touching at 50 yards, albeit a little low. After that they opened up a little, but after I filed the front sight I was putting them in the 3" bull easily. I swabbed every third shot since it was a bit humid. BTW - I was using , 80 grains of ffg, .530 RB and .015 greased pillow ticking, hand cut.
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Sounds like your getting her dialed in Blue Bird. This might sound dumb but what do you use to swab the bore with? A cleaner like T/C 13 or what?

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Sounds like your getting her dialed in Blue Bird. This might sound dumb but what do you use to swab the bore with? A cleaner like T/C 13 or what?
I use spit to clean between shots, try to be consistent with how wet it is for best accuracy,

I do not run a dry patch down after running a damp cleaning patch down after every shot except when reloading while hunting.

for best accuracy when experimenting with a load or shooting matches, clean after every shot, being consistent will give the best results.

on some woods walks or plinking I will clean after every 3rd shot.

when experimenting on powder charges for accuracy I would make changes in 5grain increments instead of 10grains ( in .40 cal. I have made changes in 2.5grains of powder and had groups get better---or worse)
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