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PostSubject: Casting day today - Tomorrow A Hawken .54 day!   April 14th 2009, 7:49 pm

I casted a bunch of .530s and .562s today for my rifles. Tomorrow i want to take 3 shots @ 100 yards just for the heck of it with my .54 cva hawken. I have some bigger patches and want to see how it does now. The stock will also get stripped in 2 or so weeks.


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PostSubject: Re: Casting day today - Tomorrow A Hawken .54 day!   April 15th 2009, 9:43 am

nice outfit ..Love the knife..What alloy did you use for the roundballs
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PostSubject: Re: Casting day today - Tomorrow A Hawken .54 day!   April 15th 2009, 11:38 am

Powerbelt lead. I also made these a bit harder than normal by quenching in cold water. You could really feel the difference.
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PostSubject: Re: Casting day today - Tomorrow A Hawken .54 day!   April 15th 2009, 2:02 pm

first shot was dead on, 2 and 3 went off to the left. More 'Spermenting to do!

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PostSubject: Re: Casting day today - Tomorrow A Hawken .54 day!   April 15th 2009, 3:34 pm

What kind of charge are you pushing those marbles out with? And what do you have in mind for a new stock finish color?
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PostSubject: Re: Casting day today - Tomorrow A Hawken .54 day!   April 15th 2009, 3:44 pm

80gr Pyrodex RS.

I am going to go with 4 to 5 coats of birchwood casey rusty walnut and oil finish.
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PostSubject: Re: Casting day today - Tomorrow A Hawken .54 day!   April 15th 2009, 4:11 pm

You are so not nice ..
No patch data
No wad data..I know you must be using something
No lube data..

Are you saving that till you get that tight group.?.Or you just do not like us

Did you wipe after you dumped each load
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PostSubject: Re: Casting day today - Tomorrow A Hawken .54 day!   April 15th 2009, 4:15 pm

fine fine lol.

80gr pyrodex rs, .530 round ball, .015 patch and a .018 patch as a buffer. The .018 buffer patch was lubed with elk tallow and a big patch, it wiped the bore clean of fouling as i pushed it down on top of the powder. Loading the ball went nice that way.
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PostSubject: Re: Casting day today - Tomorrow A Hawken .54 day!   April 15th 2009, 7:19 pm

I hear ya swampratt. FG's holdin' out. Sometimes it's like pulling teeth to get the details.(need-to know stuff) Laughing
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