getting ready for the hunt
Posted 07 November 2006 - 02:22 PM
I decided to get the Flintlocks all ready and wanted to see if the damp drizzle day would make a serious difference. I set the target up at 50 yards, loaded up and took a free hand standing shot. Actually I was not all that displeased with it, but felt I should have done better.
Then #1 group was shot and I realized it was not hitting where it normally does. It had to be the dampness or the temperature. I then decided to see what would happen if I adjusted my POI.
#2 was two shots that I adjusted my POI. I actually aimed at the 7 o'clock off the bull in order to slide them into the bull like that.
I then got out the shooting sticks and shot some of that, and finally did some tree leaning to see how that would work. All of it is fine, but a rifle that normally shot dead on was shooting high and to the right today. I know it was not dropped, so I will try and shoot it again on a dry day and see if the dampness was the factor.
On a damp day, keep your flint real sharp and your powder dry.... :D
have the rest of you been doing any field shooting to get ready?
Posted 07 November 2006 - 04:29 PM
Good shooting with that flinter.
Remember the Ark was built by amateurs, the titanic by professionals.
Posted 07 November 2006 - 07:18 PM
I was kind of surprised when the first shot hit high like that. Normally this rifle is right on. All I can guess is it had to be the moisture in the air. Good luck with your rifle and your plumbing project.... :D
Posted 18 November 2006 - 09:47 PM
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