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54 Caliber Flinter Survey???

(1) What 54 caliber flinter ya shootin?

(2) What make barrel(if custom gun)?

(3) What barrel twist?(Provide any info re: lands and grooves, if round bottom grooves, rifling depth, etc. if known)

(4)) What roundball do you prefer: .530, 535 or other projectile??

(5) What diameter patch & what lube?

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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-21-2010, 10:07 PM
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Re: 54 Caliber Flinter Survey???

Custom Early Reading .54 built by C.Laubach

40 inch swamped Getz barrel 1-66 twist, square bottom

.530 ball 18 thou. pillow tick patch

Bear grease, deer tallow/neatsfoot oil mix or mink oil for hunting. Target or woods walk shooting usually just spit patch.
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Bobby Hoyt custom barrel, swamped.
1:60 twist
an elongated roundball with a hollow point.
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...an elongated roundball with a hollow point.

No wunder ya can't hit nuttin!!

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Pedersoli Blue Ridge. 1 in 66 ROT. 530 Hornady ball and .10 patch. Crisco lubed. Someday I hope that Jim Chambers ships me the rest of my rifle kit and I can start my build. Someday....

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Not yet, but hopefully this year a TVM Early Virginia in .54

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Re: 54 Caliber Flinter Survey???

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...an elongated roundball with a hollow point.

No wunder ya can't hit nuttin!!
Who's shirt tail did I see a picture of on here?

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<span style="color: #000000"> 54 Cal. Lancaster (Jacob Dickert 1770s style)

Rice 44" swamped C weight 1:66 twist competition grade

1:66 twist

530 roundball


5 patch with Lehigh Valley Lube or Bore Butter
Plan on trying beeswax and honey?</span>

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Who's shirt tail did I see a picture of on here?
Musta been Soupes!! Thats one of the last ones i recollect!!


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That pic of soupe is just plain freaky. That devilish look on his face is just not right.
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