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PostSubject: Shooting dirty tomorrow   October 9th 2017, 12:00 am

Its supposed to be nice and cold tomorrow, in the 40s! I decided to try out a "new" projectile in my traditions mountain rifle, so now shes loaded up with 90gr pyrodex rs and a 300gr powerbelt aerolite.

I will swab between shots to get the best accurate test possible.

I think it will be a good solid shooting load out of that MR.

Also tested a new spin loading jag i bought a month or so ago.
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PostSubject: Re: Shooting dirty tomorrow   October 9th 2017, 5:52 am

Bullet looks seated well.
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PostSubject: Re: Shooting dirty tomorrow   October 10th 2017, 9:56 am

Jon,

Let us know how you like the spin jag, I'm interested in them.
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PostSubject: Re: Shooting dirty tomorrow   October 10th 2017, 10:24 am

good luck with the groups, also the spinjag is something I have recently purchased, I like them, they are made very sturdy and with precision.
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PostSubject: Re: Shooting dirty tomorrow   October 13th 2017, 6:52 pm

Well that didn't go well at all! Hang fire on 4 of the 5 shots! I thought it was from swabbing, so my last 3 shots were without swabbing and it still hang fired like a super slow flintlock. I removed the treso nipple and installed a knight redhot. Plan on giving that a try hopefully tomorrow evening. What a bummer! 5 wasted slugs down range.

On a good note, That $6 traditions spin jag deal actually felt really nice pushing the bullet down the bore. I will have to try them with something that fits real snug and see if it helps felt loading pressure. One thing that bothers me.... Plastic... But for the price, it was worth a try.



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PostSubject: Re: Shooting dirty tomorrow   October 14th 2017, 9:48 am

Thank you Jon, very interesting. Keep us informed on how this works. I'm interested in trying this idea in a .50 caliber smoothbore. Thanks again kid, your alright no matter what Marty says. Surprised

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