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hello, noobe here, my buddy is trying to get his old kentucky 33'' barrel 1:66 twist , to shoot ANYTHING,
so far it patterns, no groups, maybe 20'' at 25 yards ? lets see ? he's tried 175gr, powerbelts and 80 grains shockey gold, 70 grains of T7, that one blew the sidelock screws off.and hammer went to full cock.
tried 220 grain conicals ? [sp] 60grain T7, no go.
70 grain shocky gold, .. then tried round balls, couldnt even find the balls on paper.
he threw the rifle in the back of the pickup, and drove off mad....
i wishes he would slug the bore, i've never seen a rifle shoot so bad.
 

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well for one thing.... i did tell him to not get mad. its a full stock kentucky rifle, on solid bench.sand bags, front, and rear. cannot help but just use the stock. he;s 55 years old. and i might add, he is one [censored] of a shot with his o3' springfield, i've seen him shoot trukeys heads off with that rifle.
im not shooying it, im just sitting back on porch, watching him out in pasture.
he's mad, wont listen to me... im ''trying'' to tell him to go back to round ball's and patches. cause it's 1:66 twist.
but his brother told him, it'll shoot sabots just fine...[how would he know?]
im just .. trying to convince him , just go buy an INLINE with fast 1:28 twist, cause he's dead set on using powerbelts.
i've used my pop's old lyman trade rifle 54, with patch and ball. for years, clover/leifs at 75. sooo... im just saying...
 

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i guess it was another . of his older brothers myths,

he just called gripping about it, i faked and said signal goings bad, sent him texts to go back to ball and real black powder.
im tired of it. he say he throw it in lake, if he cannot gets it to shoot. im sick of it. maybe he SHOULD throw it in lake.
or just give it to me.
i've known this guy for 40 years, but have never seen him so bullheaded about something.

it goes like this...
why wont my rifle shoot like your dad's.... i say: get ball and patch..
he say : but brother say powerbelts they will work.
i say: why ? you've seen with your own eye's me and my pop. git 2 inch groups @ 100 with patch and ball.
he say: but they say jim shockey uses this powder.!!
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i walk away.
 

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jimsdad said:
It sounds as if a)- something very basic is not right (wrong size projectiles?) b) somethig is very wrong with the rifling. Just a guess. However, the other aspect is that it sounds as if you buds level of frustration had pegged the needle. Anyhow, if he does throw it in a lake then maybe soemone will find it in a couple hundread years and wonder how it got there.

wow, what a thread.
well i for one agree with you, i think ? he should slug the bore some how ? and find out what the true bore size is, but, as of now, i ain't talking to him.
his son tells me its still in the back of the pickup truck. and it's been nothing but rain all day.
old ? its probly 20 years old, i just flat gave up.
so, his son and i. agreed to get him a CVA wolf ''INLINE''
for christmas, i buy it, his son pays for it, [they are great hunting pal's]
in the meanstime, the boy is going to sneek it out of the pickup, and clean, and putt it up.
the boy is just trying to make peace, so hopefully, outta sight/outta mind.
my honest opinion of the way he's acting is ....he's an [censored].
yes, it just makes my blood boil. but ? maybe ? after he gets this ''INLINE'' he'll sell it to me super cheep
 

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410-er said:
Could also be that the crown might be knocked out.Look for ANY slight nicks on the very end of the muzzle.If so when the projectile is leaving the barrel,that nick is pulling it off course.

if ? i ever see it again, i'll check that out. thanks
 
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