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#1 cayugad

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 09:14 PM

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Today was was testing different bullets for the upcoming season. So I got out a couple rifles. One of them was my T/C Hawkins Flintlock that I put a 21 inch Green Mountain Barrel on. It has a 1-28 twist so it is made to shoot sabots.

So I knew the barrel is top quality and about 90 grains is all the powder it can handle efficiently, so I loaded 90 grains of Graf's & Sons 3f black powder and a 250 grain Shockwave. This group was at 25 yards.

I had a T/C agate in the jaws, and the igniton using a 4f prime was as fast as any rifle I ever shot. I was kind of impressed. I was swabbing between shots. But at 25 yards, I know this rifle is a keeper.

So I backed out to 50 yards. First I swabbed the barrel clean.

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The first shot hit just over the bull, as expected. I then swabbed between shots and had a great group going until I of course had to blow it. But over all this is a good shooting rifle. This light little rifle would make a great stalking rifle and it was fun to shoot as well. I was shooting the 250 grain shockwaves, and with 90 grains of 3f this little rifle has a lot of snort...
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#2 PA RIDGE RUNNER

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 10:22 AM

Cayugad your rifle resembles my RMC Accusporter with a short green mt barrel. I have 2 barrels for it though. One is 1:28 and the other is 1:48. Both barrels are more accurate than I am. I really like the L&R lock too as it gives very fast ignition too.
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Posted 05 September 2008 - 02:50 PM

I heard those RMC accusporters are really well made rifles... I should have bought one when he was selling them out a while back so he could sell his new model. I think the only difference was the breech plug did not come out of that new model.
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#4 PA RIDGE RUNNER

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 07:16 PM

That is when I bought mine. it was next to the last left hand original model left. The main difference was the removable breach plug. For the price difference I figured I could forgo the removable plug. For your info RMC is in different hands now as my friend Bob the owner sold and retired. The retail operation is owned by a Chris Cox.
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