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PostSubject: Traditions Hawkin 50????   Traditions Hawkin 50???? EmptyOctober 23rd 2010, 10:28 pm

I have been looking for one of theses type ML's ever since I joined this site, not exactly a traditions but it turns out my brother has this particular one,but he say's the plug is stuck in it,from what I have been reading I did'nt realize they had breach plugs anyway.

Can it be freed?

Would it be worth trying ?

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PostSubject: Re: Traditions Hawkin 50????   Traditions Hawkin 50???? EmptyOctober 23rd 2010, 10:32 pm

If its the traditions hawken, the breech plug should never be removed. Traditions does have a model where you can unscrew the plug, the Hawken is not one of them.

Leave it as it is, just give it a hot soapy bath and that will help clean out any gunk.
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PostSubject: Re: Traditions Hawkin 50????   Traditions Hawkin 50???? EmptyOctober 23rd 2010, 10:42 pm

Thanks for the quick response.I'm glad I'm not the only night owl which its later here in Va. I believe.

I have never fooled with a ML. like this. I know it percussion caps,but is there an specific patch and ball ?
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PostSubject: Re: Traditions Hawkin 50????   Traditions Hawkin 50???? EmptyOctober 23rd 2010, 11:03 pm

For a ball, i'd use a .490" round ball with either .015" or .018" patches.

Powerbelts are good to if it has the faster 1:48 twist
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PostSubject: Re: Traditions Hawkin 50????   Traditions Hawkin 50???? EmptyOctober 23rd 2010, 11:20 pm

I have a Traditions Springfield Hawken with the 1:66 twist. It's a real shooter. Especially how cheap they are. I shoot 75 gr of Swiss 2F, .490 ball, .015 patch lubed with mink oil. Will drop a deer in it's track at 75 yds.

Mine is an older one with the 1:66 twist. Best to use just PRB in it if that's what you have. I'm not sure when they switched to a 1:48 twist, but if you have that you can shoot almost any bullet. Almost.

As FG says. Don't ever remove the breach plug. That's a job for a gunsmith or someone who knows what they're doing.

Wait until you see how soft the recoil is with round balls.

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PostSubject: Re: Traditions Hawkin 50????   Traditions Hawkin 50???? EmptyOctober 24th 2010, 12:07 pm

Sound's cool, any pictures?

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PostSubject: Re: Traditions Hawkin 50????   Traditions Hawkin 50???? EmptyOctober 25th 2010, 12:42 pm

@Rick wrote:
Sound's cool, any pictures?


I have'nt talked him out of it yet.
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