Ready for Season
Posted 03 November 2006 - 05:44 PM
I tried two loads in the Knight. The first load was 100 grains of T-7 and a 240 grain XTP, swabbing every other shot. I was not real pleased with the group it shot, so I went back to my standard .430 Hornady XTP in a Harvester Crushed Rib green sabot with 85 grains of Goex 2f. I was much more pleased with that and decided that would be the hunting load for that rifle.
I then got the White Ultra Mag out and wanted to try the clean barrel shooting with it. After taping up the target and putting some stick on bulls eyes, I was ready to shoot at the same target. In fact I had to X out one of the hits since it was not from the White.
On a clean barrel protected by Sheath, it hit about 1/2 inch low and this was something I could live with. The one low shot in the center bull was a conical I do not think was sized. Normally the Bull Shop Conical can be loaded with easy two fingers. This one I had to FORCE down the barrel of my White. I later found another one like that in the 500 NEI batch.
Overall I am sure the White is ready. It is a shooter no matter what I seem to stuff down it. Normally it is sighted in for 70 yards. All I did was lay the cross hair on the top of the bull and squeeze the trigger. So there is a 1" drop on the distance. Nothing I can not deal with.
I was real surprised how well 85 grains of Triple Se7en 2f shot the 500 NEI conicals. It hit dead center in the bull so much that even though I had the little bull taped on, it disappeared. Seems to have a good thump too. Just over a 1" group with the 2f. Might be something to try.
Other then the two fliers from the conicals that were hard to load, the White did what it always does, shoots over and over without swabbing. Kind of a boring rifle actually, but nice when you have to go hunting.
Posted 03 November 2006 - 07:29 PM
I have to get my flintlock out and do a little shooting with it but that season does not come in till after christmas. Now what do I use My RMC accusporter with a 1:28 twist or the 1:48 twist barrel or My old investarms. Aah the problems of a multiple stable.
Remember the Ark was built by amateurs, the titanic by professionals.
Posted 03 November 2006 - 07:47 PM
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