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PostSubject: Casting day today - Tomorrow A Hawken .54 day!   Casting day today - Tomorrow A Hawken .54 day! Empty2009-04-14, 19:49

I casted a bunch of .530s and .562s today for my rifles. Tomorrow i want to take 3 shots @ 100 yards just for the heck of it with my .54 cva hawken. I have some bigger patches and want to see how it does now. The stock will also get stripped in 2 or so weeks.

Casting day today - Tomorrow A Hawken .54 day! PowerbeltInsert152
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PostSubject: Re: Casting day today - Tomorrow A Hawken .54 day!   Casting day today - Tomorrow A Hawken .54 day! Empty2009-04-15, 09:43

nice outfit ..Love the knife..What alloy did you use for the roundballs
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PostSubject: Re: Casting day today - Tomorrow A Hawken .54 day!   Casting day today - Tomorrow A Hawken .54 day! Empty2009-04-15, 11:38

Powerbelt lead. I also made these a bit harder than normal by quenching in cold water. You could really feel the difference.
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first shot was dead on, 2 and 3 went off to the left. More 'Spermenting to do!
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PostSubject: Re: Casting day today - Tomorrow A Hawken .54 day!   Casting day today - Tomorrow A Hawken .54 day! Empty2009-04-15, 15:34

What kind of charge are you pushing those marbles out with? And what do you have in mind for a new stock finish color?
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PostSubject: Re: Casting day today - Tomorrow A Hawken .54 day!   Casting day today - Tomorrow A Hawken .54 day! Empty2009-04-15, 15:44

80gr Pyrodex RS.

I am going to go with 4 to 5 coats of birchwood casey rusty walnut and oil finish.
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PostSubject: Re: Casting day today - Tomorrow A Hawken .54 day!   Casting day today - Tomorrow A Hawken .54 day! Empty2009-04-15, 16:11

You are so not nice ..
No patch data
No wad data..I know you must be using something
No lube data..

Are you saving that till you get that tight group.?.Or you just do not like us

Did you wipe after you dumped each load
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PostSubject: Re: Casting day today - Tomorrow A Hawken .54 day!   Casting day today - Tomorrow A Hawken .54 day! Empty2009-04-15, 16:15

fine fine lol.

80gr pyrodex rs, .530 round ball, .015 patch and a .018 patch as a buffer. The .018 buffer patch was lubed with elk tallow and a big patch, it wiped the bore clean of fouling as i pushed it down on top of the powder. Loading the ball went nice that way.
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PostSubject: Re: Casting day today - Tomorrow A Hawken .54 day!   Casting day today - Tomorrow A Hawken .54 day! Empty2009-04-15, 19:19

I hear ya swampratt. FG's holdin' out. Sometimes it's like pulling teeth to get the details.(need-to know stuff) Laughing
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