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The Backup gun........

I took my son to the club yesterday to sight in his flintlock. I wanted to shoot too but didn't want to dirty up the Lanc again, so I took my Lyman GPR(.54cal). Hadn't shot the thing since I finished the Lanc almost 3 years ago. Was surprised how well I did with the GPR. I used to run 95 Grains of 2F through it, but dropped down to 80. Only reason I did this was because I am now using a hand made powder measure I made from a deer antler tip for the Lanc, and wanted to see how it would shoot. The Lanc gives good performance with 80 grains. Thinking I'd hit low since I had sighted the GPR in with 95 grains, I aimed high. Well I hit high as well. next and following shots were aimed dead on or 6 oclock and the thing amazed me by putting three shots into an inch and a half at 50 yards, and maybe an inch high at that same range. For me that's perfect accuracy. I'm not the best shot with a flinchlock, but that works well for my needs. Also, I used the trick I learned and checked flint position and noticed bevel up put the flint more in line with the touch hole. I immediately got faster ignition. I always assumed bevel down was the best option since it puts the flint higher on the striking face of the frizzen. Not true. I am a firm believer now in the direction the sparks will travel versus how high the flint strikes the frizzen. Both my guns seem to prefer bevel up.

All in all antoher great day. We're set for the deer opener now.

Last edited by Blue Bird; 11-24-2016 at 07:26 PM.
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