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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-01-2020, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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PA Pellet 1:28 or 1:48?

Can anyone tell me what twist the PA Pellet rifles have? I was checking them out on the Traditions site and they say 1:28. A local shop has one that I was looking at, and the clerk there was adamant that it was a 1:48. Did they make two different versions of this gun, were earlier models originally 1:48, or are they just mistaken?

Also, on a side note, what's everyone's opinions on this as a "starting gun" for somebody getting into flintlock hunting for the first time?

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Older ones were 1:48... that's what my brother has. Shoots conicals and sabots decent if you up the charge, groups widen a lot below 70gr. Only groups well with roundball between 50-80gr.
He mostly uses a duplex load of 25gr 3f under a pyrodex pellet when shooting roundball, and 10gr of FFF under 2 pyrodex pellets when shooting sabots. I've tried getting him to ditch the pellets, but his gun, his choice...
The newer/more recent 1:28 are less likely to group well with roundball, but every barrel is different... Won't know till you try... but I'd be surprised if it would put up an acceptable group unless charges are kept below 60gr, if not a lot lower...
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Older ones were 1:48... that's what my brother has. Shoots conicals and sabots decent if you up the charge, groups widen a lot below 70gr. Only groups well with roundball between 50-80gr.
He mostly uses a duplex load of 25gr 3f under a pyrodex pellet when shooting roundball, and 10gr of FFF under 2 pyrodex pellets when shooting sabots. I've tried getting him to ditch the pellets, but his gun, his choice...
The newer/more recent 1:28 are less likely to group well with roundball, but every barrel is different... Won't know till you try... but I'd be surprised if it would put up an acceptable group unless charges are kept below 60gr, if not a lot lower...
Thank you. Good info.

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PA Pellet ultra light is a 1:28 twist. IMO dont even bother with the pellet version. You'll never get the reliability of loose black powder.
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My Pa pellet 1-48 likes rb with 90 gr 3f and a .020 patch, can touch holes at 50 yards off of bags, Every gun shoots different as I have 2 TC Hawkens one likes 90 3f the other likes 80 3f, When you starting shooting go up 5 gr till you get a group and you are done.

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