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PostSubject: Rat Recker Report   October 13th 2014, 3:49 pm

Well I didn't get to shoot it as much as I wanted, but here is the results from the first 7 shots...The distance was 25 yards using "0" buckshot (.320) .017 pillow ticking with a light layer of bees wax and olive oil...30 grains of 3F Swiss...I didn't get to chronograph the load but it had a nice resounding crack...I didn't get a chance to shoot and experiment as much as I wanted, but that leads to a second chance to post more data...I thought it was a fair group considering...But your input would be enlightening...

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PostSubject: Re: Rat Recker Report   October 13th 2014, 4:22 pm

not bad at all IMO! New barrel, new gun, a whole lot of learning before you find that sweet spot!
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PostSubject: Re: Rat Recker Report   October 13th 2014, 5:38 pm

Those 'rats' are going to be in for trouble. :rtup

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PostSubject: Re: Rat Recker Report   October 14th 2014, 11:33 am

Thanks for the comments...I have to agree that with a bit of work it is going to be GREAT...Frankly I didn't think I would be that close at 25 yards...Thanks again

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PostSubject: Re: Rat Recker Report   October 14th 2014, 2:29 pm

Cut 'er down to 15 or 20 grains and see what happens.
There will still be plenty of oomph in the load to make small game dead. At 30 grains small game might disapear
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PostSubject: Re: Rat Recker Report   October 14th 2014, 2:37 pm

Why thanks for the info Mr. Johnson, I know you have a good understanding of these little beasties...That shall be my next load to experiment with this critter...I will say it had a really good crack...

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PostSubject: Re: Rat Recker Report   October 14th 2014, 3:02 pm

I'm not too scientific with these things.
The only .32 I have is a Traditions Crocket that I don't shoot very often, it being a caplock and all.
When I first got it I tried 30 grains, and that tiny little lead ball was really putting some impressive dents in the gong I was shooting at. Had it been something softer - like part of a critter - the damage would really have been impressive
I really enjoy the smaller calibers but my shooting time is kind of limited so most of the shooting is with bigger stuff (.495 and .648) that I compete with. I really need to devote next summer to at least two of the pea rifles.
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PostSubject: Re: Rat Recker Report   October 15th 2014, 6:18 pm

i have been shooting 30 gr of 3f, .310rb, .10 patch and bees wax and olive oil lube in my 38" douglas barrel for woodchucks (38 so far) for the last 2 months. i have shot that load up to 20 times without any fouling or load or accuracy problems. spent last saturday shooting the gun with a reduced load of 20 gr of 3f for the upcoming squirrel season. same site picture as the other load, and it came right down where i needed it to be on the bullseye. 6 shot 1 1/4" group at 23 yards, great! problem was, i lost my group after 6 shots. the barrel was fouling with the lowered load. i'm not going to clean the barrel in the woods, shouldn't have to do that. so, i will stick with the hotter load and just use a different sight picture. once you find that "sweet spot" you'll be good to go. and thats the fun of it, getting to do all that shooting! good luck!
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PostSubject: Re: Rat Recker Report   October 15th 2014, 6:29 pm

WOW Now that is awesome....I'm looking forward to experimenting and learning about he rifle...It will be a hoot...And I think your taking a good line...I'll keep everyone up to speed...

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PostSubject: Re: Rat Recker Report   October 19th 2014, 5:53 am

I agree with everyone else,  once you find that sweet spot, you will be in the money. I like the looks of the target you posted, and that hold promise of good things to come.
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PostSubject: Re: Rat Recker Report   October 19th 2014, 7:25 am

That's some awesome shooting with a new gun Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation Some guys would love to get groups like that with their new toys.

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