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PostSubject: New shooter on the range   March 10th 2015, 11:29 pm

My nephew and his girl friend, along with another of their friends came over for the weekend while we all worked on my nephews bronco that he bought. Today I took his friend out to my 50 yard range with my 58cal Hawken and 90gr 2f Olde Eynesford.

I got to test a lube that I've been experimenting with recently and was very happy with the results in accuracy as well as reloading. So far, its working a hell of a lot better than I originally thought, especially on a fouled bore. Lots more work in that department, but I'll have to cast some more .570 balls for the next outing.

He only had the fence line to shoot off of and on his first shot, completely missed until I asked him if he knew how to use those sights. Of course he did not, so I drew a rough sketch in the dirt and he got the idea, put two .570" balls into a hole! Next 2 shots higher and towards the center of the bulls eye was with the smaller .562" balls as that's all I had in stock. That group is pretty common since the .020" is still a wee bit to thin for that size of ball.

He did good though! He took to it, didn't mind the recoil and had fun.
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PostSubject: Re: New shooter on the range   March 11th 2015, 7:41 am

Nice group considering the fence post rest and for not knowing the sights.


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PostSubject: Re: New shooter on the range   March 11th 2015, 9:59 am

Always fun to watch a newbie shoot for the first time!!
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