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PostSubject: 100 yard St.Louis Hawken & New Rest   100 yard St.Louis Hawken & New Rest EmptyJuly 14th 2017, 5:45 pm

Took a couple shots at 100 yards with my Traditions St.Louis Hawken & its normal hunting load, but ONE change up. I used the thinner .015" bridges best patches because I was out of lubed .020" patches.

Accuracy was still outstanding for open sights and patched balls at 100 yards.

The new Nest Rest by Birchwood Casey did perfect and allowed for plenty of adjustment and comfort. I thought because they are so light weight that they would blow out from under the rifle during recoil but that did not happen one bit. It was nice not having to shift sand around after each shot. Even better was not having to lug around 20lbs of kitty litter!

After today, I will go back to my .020" patches, clean the rifle completely, oil it and hang it back up on the wall until hunting season. ZERO reason to keep blowing powder through this one.
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I have plenty of rifles to sight in, so this rest certainly will get more use very soon.
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PostSubject: Re: 100 yard St.Louis Hawken & New Rest   100 yard St.Louis Hawken & New Rest EmptyJuly 15th 2017, 11:16 am

That's very good Shooting.   It's ready for deer/elk season.
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PostSubject: Re: 100 yard St.Louis Hawken & New Rest   100 yard St.Louis Hawken & New Rest EmptyJuly 15th 2017, 4:27 pm

That's an amazing What a Face target with open sights FG!  I'd pack that bad-boy away 'til hunting season. :rtup
So-o-o-o...no difference at all with your 100 yard point of impact whether you use .15 or .20 patch Question
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PostSubject: Re: 100 yard St.Louis Hawken & New Rest   100 yard St.Louis Hawken & New Rest EmptyJuly 15th 2017, 5:43 pm

Marty, none whatsoever other than the .020" offering a slightly tighter group.
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PostSubject: Re: 100 yard St.Louis Hawken & New Rest   100 yard St.Louis Hawken & New Rest EmptyJuly 16th 2017, 4:00 pm

Damn it Jon would you slow down on your purchases (good stuff that I could use) just waiting to get moved.

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PostSubject: Re: 100 yard St.Louis Hawken & New Rest   100 yard St.Louis Hawken & New Rest EmptyJuly 26th 2017, 9:47 pm

Jon Where did you buy the nestrest at.

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PostSubject: Re: 100 yard St.Louis Hawken & New Rest   100 yard St.Louis Hawken & New Rest EmptyJuly 27th 2017, 6:28 am

https://www.birchwoodcasey.com/Cleaning-and-Maintenance/Specialty-Products/Nest-Rest-2-Part-Shooting-Rest.aspx

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