I am contiplating buying a TVM Fowler. It is a 20 gauge. I am not that concerned with shooting shot with it, but does anybody have any experience with shooting patched roundballs out of a smoothbore? What do you reccomend? I beleive a 20 gauge is .62 cal? Also, what load for shot do you reccomend?
I have a Gostomski North Star trade gun in 24 ga, that's 58 caliber. Not much smaller, and much easier to find balls for. It has only the front sight, and I use a small filed mark on the tang to match up with the front sight for aiming. It is really good for small game with shot. real long barrel. I also have other 58 caliber guns, so being able to use the same projectiles is a convenience.
Yep, I shot in the trade gun matches with PRB's, and if I know I will be in brushy close quarters area in flint season, I load up with a prb Some shooters are really good out to 100 yds with them and others, like me are only good to about 50 to 60 yds. If Ia practiced with it more, I could probably do 75.
I have a .62 Cal. Tulle. I use Bear grease and Beeswax lubed Patches. Powder charge is 60 Grs. of 2F. At 50 yds. it will kill a Paper plate quite well.Would not be comfortable past that. Have carried it for Deer but have never had the chance to use it. I bought a Lee Mould and cast my own Balls. My Eyesight is not the greatest and is kinda neat just to have one sight to worry about. The trick I have found is to make sure your Cheek sets at the same place on the Stock. Can`t remember but if it is too far forward the shoot will be low. If to far back it will be high...or vice versa?????