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PostSubject: A little shooting   December 4th 2017, 5:04 pm

Saturday some friend and I went out to the Whittington center to shoot. With all the new shooters and folks coming by to check out the guns, I wasn't able to do everything I wanted as I had to make sure everyone was loading properly.

I did use some alcohol based patch lube which hit the target once at 100 yards. After that I went to spit patch/cut at the muzzle. Shots 1 & 2 were touching and then some fellow came over to admire the rifle and mention the group he just saw me shoot Laughing

I do NOT like the alcohol based lubes at all guys. I could not maintain any accuracy whatsoever, Once I used a spit/water based lube, everything fell into place perfectly.

The shots touching are 1-2-4 Shot 5 is the lowest. Not bad for just using a spit lube. That load was 70gr Pyrodex P, .018" pillow ticking.

The good thing, I used up a good amount of pillow ticking patch material on this trip.

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PostSubject: Re: A little shooting   December 4th 2017, 5:28 pm

That's some right good shooting.
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PostSubject: Re: A little shooting   December 4th 2017, 11:59 pm

Very Nice Shootin'
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PostSubject: Re: A little shooting   December 5th 2017, 1:38 pm

Interesting shoot FG.  

No surprise that alcohol-based patches respond differently than organic-based patch lubes.  Different physical properties.
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PostSubject: Re: A little shooting   Yesterday at 7:07 am

@FrontierGander wrote:
After that I went to spit patch/cut at the muzzle. Shots 1 & 2 were touching and then some fellow came over to admire the rifle and mention the group he just saw me shoot Laughing
Some guns just like the old ways "spit patch/cut at the muzzle", have had many of them. Not the fussey front loaders used for competition.

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