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Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Southeast Pa 5D
Not saying I'm right, but sometimes things happen.
A muzzleloader needs to be cold and clean after the initial shoot, adjust sights, swab, reload, shoot, to get things hitting where we want. That cold and clean with three shot, no swab between shots, the next day, is only to varify that the first shot will go where aimed, and the charge is the best for that gun.
EXAMPLE: Saturday is sight in day, swabbing between shots, and eventually everything seems to come together.
Sunday. First, (fouling round) is lower than sighted, next two string upwards. Too much powder, and the bore condition on Saturday was more fouled than you thought. You need another cold clean range test after adjusting the sights and dropping the powder charge at least 5 grs. For saboted rounds bullet wt is wrong.
Just had this happen with the barrel Lyman replaced for that recall, and once before with a T/C. Took four trips to finally arrive at 90 grs FFG under .535 RB with .015 patch full pan of FFFFG. All lube must be dry patched out before the first shot or POI is only guesswork, and NEVER dry patch a fouled bore, only a clean bore prior to fouling round.
Initially was a 7" spread @ 50 yds, the final load was under one inch CTC.
Hope I am wrong about this being the problem, but you seem understandably very frustrated, and this could be somewhere to start.
Remember.... they're full time deer......we're part time hunters!
Last edited by flintlock hunter; 10-20-2019 at 03:21 PM.