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PostSubject: Re: what are the signs of useing too much powder?   what are the signs of useing too much powder? - Page 2 EmptyDecember 6th 2018, 9:59 am

lol! yes! I can only do so much right now guys, especially posting pictures. We have an easy to use photo server directly on our site. See in the little box where we type? Look for the youtube image/button, then move your mouse button over 3 spaces and you will see a screen with a little tiny floppy disk symbol. If you let your mouse hover over it, it will say Insert image. You can only upload 3 pictures at a time, but its simple and loads directly off of your computer.
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PostSubject: Re: what are the signs of useing too much powder?   what are the signs of useing too much powder? - Page 2 EmptyDecember 6th 2018, 10:07 am

heres a sticky on how to post pictures using our forum server. Step by step.
https://www.frontiermuzzleloading.com/t11242-using-the-forums-picture-host
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PostSubject: Re: what are the signs of useing too much powder?   what are the signs of useing too much powder? - Page 2 EmptyDecember 6th 2018, 2:14 pm

As stated at the first part of this subject:

An easy way to see if all of the charge was used is use a bed sheet or if available a clean blanket of snow. Shoot over either surface then look at where you shot over (looking for black unburned powder - will look like someone throw pepper on the surface). If there's no sign of the black powder spray - your good.  If there are signs of powder reduce your load by 5 grain and shoot over another clean spot, repeat until you don't see the powder - then you have reached what your gun likes (or close to it).


Your showing us pictures of the targets not what was left in front of the muzzle on the ground or on a bed sheet or white surface. 

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I know but this was the kinda spread I was getting . love hate thing
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PostSubject: Re: what are the signs of useing too much powder?   what are the signs of useing too much powder? - Page 2 EmptyDecember 6th 2018, 2:28 pm

I think that is more likely due to improper ball/patch sizing and less to do with powder charge.
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PostSubject: Re: what are the signs of useing too much powder?   what are the signs of useing too much powder? - Page 2 EmptyDecember 6th 2018, 2:41 pm

@steady eddie wrote:
@FrontierGander wrote:
How do the recovered patches look?
the 15 is tattered. the 18 is reuseable

Have you pre washed your patch material, usually .018 material will drop several sizes like down to .0160 or .0165 or close to. Your probably using pillow ticking or canvas (most common fabrics in that size). Like you mentioned if burning the .015 your probably going in the right direction with pre washed .018 material. You would have a good ball, patch to barrel sizing that may cure your problem. Good luck.

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those last 4 I dropped the charge to 75 3f and a 15 patch.... on another note I can post pictures now... question . I have a t/c new Englander what size flints should I order? I forgot
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@FrontierGander wrote:
Hey if you really want to confuse someone, try explaining how they should adjust the front sight so it hits where you need it lol!
just for educational purposes .lets hear it
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Lots of ideas.

https://www.google.com/search?q=how+should+I+adjust+the+front+sight&oq=how+should+I+adjust+the+front+sight&aqs=chrome..69i57.10848j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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that's why I come here .
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PostSubject: Re: what are the signs of useing too much powder?   what are the signs of useing too much powder? - Page 2 EmptyDecember 17th 2018, 9:36 am

I've always remembered "follow your bullet/arrow" when moving a front sight.
When sighting in you move the sight the same way the projectile is hitting.  If hitting below the bulls-eye move sight down, if hitting to the right of the bulls-eye move sight right, ect.
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Sign of too much powder?  pirat  Your gun in the same arrangement it was in prior to it being assembledbounce affraid
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