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PostSubject: COLD day of shooting   December 7th 2016, 1:25 pm

I don't know why, but I felt like shooting in 17* weather and don't you know it! As soon as I get loaded up an ready, the very light cloud layer says, lets snow on him! It got pretty good at one point I had to stop long enough till the wind died down enough that I could see my target. Nothing really built up, just a good wind blow snow that opened up to clear blue skies after I went back inside.

Anyway, I wanted to test my flintlock in this weather so I took 70gr Olde Eynsford 2fg charges, .020" patches lubed very thinly with my anti rust patch lube & also my buckskinners lube ( no i do not mix these lubes together lol) , 4fg goex and a freshly cleaned rifle. Had a couple shots get away from me, I think the wind blown snow got into my pan powder as I was charging the rifle and I got a couple very slight delays, but enough to throw me off.

I also got  a much better hold on my rifle where I could get a solid cheek/shoulder weld and that really helped me out with flinching and my accuracy greatly improved to where I even shocked myself LOL.



Top 4 shots are with my anti rust patch lube ( notice how both groups have a pulled shot? Those were the 2 slight delayed shots I got) Bottom 4 are with my buckskinners patch lube. Rendezvous will be fun next year with a  group like that! Now to get practicing shooting that group off hand LOL.


Stupid day to go out shooting! My reloading hand got to cold it turned red and swelled up.


At no time did I ever take the time to wipe the frizzen/flint or even the pan clean, it was to cold for that crap.



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PostSubject: Re: COLD day of shooting   December 7th 2016, 5:27 pm

That's some good shooting.
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PostSubject: Re: COLD day of shooting   December 8th 2016, 12:09 pm

Great shooting FG under those harsh conditions Exclamation  You're good down to 17*.  :rtup
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PostSubject: Re: COLD day of shooting   December 8th 2016, 8:41 pm

Impressive, as always. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: COLD day of shooting   December 9th 2016, 9:04 am

You did a lot better shooting in that cold than I ever could.  I'm gonna I've got to be getting use to it as we'll be moving to Maine next spring.
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PostSubject: Re: COLD day of shooting   December 11th 2016, 6:01 pm

That's good shooting, we all should shoot in adverse conditions. It is good to add a little stress to the game.
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