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Rifleman1776



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Age : 80
Location : AR
Registration date : 2018-07-04

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PostSubject: Re: Is 70 grains enough?   Is 70 grains enough? - Page 3 EmptyJuly 29th 2018, 10:10 am

@AndyinEverson wrote:
My .54 caliber Hawken Rifle Copy really shines with a 80 grain charge of 2F a .15 patch and 530 round ball.
This is my "standard load" ...Standard as in my one load for all my shooting ...be it target work or hunting.
I have taken deer , bear and elk with this load....most of my shots have been 100 yards or less.
Andy
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  Nice rifle and looks well cared for. You know your rifle. That alone is far more effective than finding any 'magic' load. :rtup
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AndyinEverson

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Location : Washington state
Registration date : 2017-08-12

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PostSubject: Re: Is 70 grains enough?   Is 70 grains enough? - Page 3 EmptyJuly 29th 2018, 10:52 am

Thank you Rifleman 1776...
Yep I've bought it new from the maker in 1997...been shooting it almost exclusively ever since.
Knowing your rifle and staying within your limits of shooting , makes for a deadly hunting rifle.

I have shot at hit targets often enough at 200 yards to know that it can be done...enough to know that when we read of guys doing shots like this in the 19th century , that they probably weren't lying.

But as I said in first post ....most of my hunting shots have been 100 yards or less.
I do not practice enough at 200 yards to do a hunting shot at that distance...not to forget to mention that 100 yards is a long shot where I hunt , with any rifle....
Andy

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