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PostSubject: Alliant Black MZ & New Patch Test   September 17th 2018, 5:32 pm

Finally got out and shot the hell out of my dads St.Louis Hawken!

I was testing 2 new patches, Muzzleloader Originals in .015 and .020 thickness with a .490 round ball.

I am sad to say that this patch brand has not been good to me. At 70 grains Black MZ, holes and tearing started to show up with a so called .020" patch. After this, I switched to their .015 patch with 80 grains Black MZ, accuracy increased to a small degree, but the patches I recovered were badly charred or had major blow by signs like BIG holes and ripped in half.

Tomorrow I plan on testing some factory lubed patches and we will see if the results are the same. As of right now, I would not recommend this brand of patch.



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PostSubject: Re: Alliant Black MZ & New Patch Test   September 23rd 2018, 5:38 am

After trying several brands of un-lubed and pre-lubed commercial patches i resorted to making patches from drill cloth.   Jon's Anti-Rust and Patch Lube works  well for me. 

Drill cloth is available at Hobby Lobby.
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PostSubject: Re: Alliant Black MZ & New Patch Test   September 23rd 2018, 9:08 am

I'll have to look for some next time in pueblo. That may be a god option to try out and keep in stock!

Floyd, did you see that there was a rendezvous a couple weeks back in Lawton?
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PostSubject: Re: Alliant Black MZ & New Patch Test   September 23rd 2018, 9:44 am

You have traditional gun patches balls clothing and caps. Whats this Black Powder substitute doing in that picture? Gets some REAL black powder.

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PostSubject: Re: Alliant Black MZ & New Patch Test   September 23rd 2018, 12:27 pm

I've told you guys before. Why burn up good black powder for target shooting when it costs me $25 a lb and a 4 hour trip?

I get this stuff for $10 a lb and pick up a few every other trip to the doctor. Save the real stuff for hunting.
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PostSubject: Re: Alliant Black MZ & New Patch Test   September 23rd 2018, 3:41 pm

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Floyd, did you see that there was a rendezvous a couple weeks back in Lawton?

It was highly publicized here.  It's a yearly event.
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