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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-24-2019, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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Renegade is ready

My .50 Renegade is ready for Thursday. A .490 ball, .010 patch lubed with Bore Butter and 70 grains of 3f Swiss gives 1745 fps with 7 fps shot to shot variation. Love Swiss powder...
Accuracy is occasionally spectacular, but always solid. Yesterday she put 3 balls in one hole at 75 yards. She usually does a nice 2 inch group at 75.
She had an uneven bore with 1 pit, but after a lap and 200 rounds, she smoothed up nicely. I shoot this one better than any flintlock I've had.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-24-2019, 08:43 AM
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Merry Christmas and good luck to you
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[QUOTE=muddly;3692967
Accuracy is occasionally spectacular, but always solid. Yesterday she put 3 balls in one hole at 75 yards. She usually does a nice 2 inch group at 75.
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I think that is pretty impressive accuracy for your average flinter. Sounds like your ready. I'm ready as well and watching the weather hoping the temperatures drop a little.

Good luck Muddly. Good hunting.
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Sounds like your ready and good luck this late season. I shoot almost the same load from my T/C 50 cal Hawkens but use 90 grains 2F. The two screws that hold my brass to the end of my forearm stock are stripped out from pulling the ramrod out over the years and had to order longer ones. Not sure they will make here before I hunt on Saturday but no problem. The original screws were #4 X 1" brass flat head slotted and could not find anything longer in a #4 local.

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Sounds like your ready and good luck this late season. I shoot almost the same load from my T/C 50 cal Hawkens but use 90 grains 2F. The two screws that hold my brass to the end of my forearm stock are stripped out from pulling the ramrod out over the years and had to order longer ones. Not sure they will make here before I hunt on Saturday but no problem. The original screws were #4 X 1" brass flat head slotted and could not find anything longer in a #4 local.
I do not know your exact screw size, but you may try gluing in a piece of dowel rod in the existing hole if it is over size. Sometimes you have to drill them out to put in a larger dowel.
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Even a couple toothpicks glued in the hole will tighten screws.
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