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PostSubject: Hawken swallows T7 for the first time    Hawken swallows T7 for the first time  EmptyFebruary 2nd 2018, 4:49 pm

Awesome day with 70 grains Triple 7 2FG, .490" Round Ball wrapped in .018 patch with Frontier's Anti-Rust & Patch Lube.

3 low shots are slight hang fires. Using a Treso nipple, I found that the T7 creates a hard crust in the nipple hole and for best results, I need to run a nipple pick after each shot.

My first 2 shots of the day were touching, then she started that slight hiccup and so I learned.... Pick the nipple hole clear before loading.

I am not a huge fan of T7 to be honest. I've had a hard time with it in the earlier years with inconsistent groups and of course, I hate swabbing when shooting the Inline rifles.

Today, I did not have to swab the bore once and the bore felt almost like a clean barrel when reloading the next shot.

I WILL be sticking with Goex for hunting, that is a 100% Guarantee!
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Bottom 3 patches - Left to right . #1 - #2 ( Cut slightly undersized ) and my #7 shot. All the patches above look perfect as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken swallows T7 for the first time    Hawken swallows T7 for the first time  EmptyFebruary 2nd 2018, 4:57 pm

No crud ring with the hawken?
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken swallows T7 for the first time    Hawken swallows T7 for the first time  EmptyFebruary 2nd 2018, 5:03 pm

Nope, crud ring is from 209 primers. I also used the unknown caps I got from my girl friend for Christmas. They are thicker copper and do not fragment.
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken swallows T7 for the first time    Hawken swallows T7 for the first time  EmptyFebruary 2nd 2018, 8:32 pm

Unknown?   The tin not labled?
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken swallows T7 for the first time    Hawken swallows T7 for the first time  EmptyFebruary 2nd 2018, 8:57 pm

They were packaged in a plastic red container and labeled dixie gun works. Not sure who the actual maker is. They looked like nothing made today. Very sturdy construction and a metallic grey explosive inside.
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken swallows T7 for the first time    Hawken swallows T7 for the first time  EmptyFebruary 3rd 2018, 2:56 am

The RWS caps I Have are in a circular red container. Maybe that's what they are.

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PostSubject: Re: Hawken swallows T7 for the first time    Hawken swallows T7 for the first time  EmptyFebruary 4th 2018, 1:45 pm

Jon,  how did the nipple come out ?  Any crust there ?
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken swallows T7 for the first time    Hawken swallows T7 for the first time  EmptyFebruary 4th 2018, 1:48 pm

A Hawken using T7 is like a Pit Bull eating Twinkies.

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PostSubject: Re: Hawken swallows T7 for the first time    Hawken swallows T7 for the first time  EmptyFebruary 4th 2018, 1:50 pm

Bear Claw wrote:
A Hawken using T7 is like a Pit Bull eating Twinkies.

Rocky used to ear twinkies. Mc Nuggets were his favorite though.
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken swallows T7 for the first time    Hawken swallows T7 for the first time  EmptyFebruary 4th 2018, 1:52 pm

@Clyde wrote:
Jon,  how did the nipple come out ?  Any crust there ?

Came right out easily.
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PostSubject: Re: Hawken swallows T7 for the first time    Hawken swallows T7 for the first time  EmptyFebruary 4th 2018, 1:57 pm

@FrontierGander wrote:
Bear Claw wrote:
A Hawken using T7 is like a Pit Bull eating Twinkies.

Rocky used to ear twinkies. Mc Nuggets were his favorite though.
I rest my case. Wasn't Rocky a bit.....overweight?  Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Hawken swallows T7 for the first time    Hawken swallows T7 for the first time  EmptyFebruary 4th 2018, 2:18 pm

Around 112lbs at his heaviest. I got him down to his average weight of 75lbs which was a lot better for him.
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