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Shot My 50 Cal Woodsman Today


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#1 PlainsHunter

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 09:28 PM

took the 50 cal woodsman out today since picking it up a couple of weeks ago. shot 60, 70 and 80 gr loads and it seemed to do well with all of them. I was pleased with how it handled at a 100 yds, I just need a bit more practice before next month's ML season here.

anyone else hunt with 1 of these? what's your story?

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 07:51 PM

Can't say that I have shot a Woodsman but certainly know the feeling when things come together at the range. What kind of projectile are you shooting.
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Posted 24 August 2009 - 05:24 AM

I was shooting roundball

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 07:40 PM

Having done a bit of roundball shooting I found that in my flintlocks the ball lost accuracy with anything over 90 grains of powder. I suspect it started stripping down the barrel. My rifles all had 1:48 twist and seemed to handle 75 to 80 grains very good.
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 05:29 AM

thanks for the tip, I'll keep that in mind

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 01:11 PM

I own two of the Traditions Woodsman Hawkins in .50 caliber. The first one I bought has the 1-66 twist and is a cap lock. It is a roundball master with 90 grains of 2f powder and a moose milk pillow tick patch wrapped around a round ball. The second one I purchased is a flintlock with the 1-48 twist. It too shoots roundball real well with 90 grains of 2f black powder and a patched roundball. That Woodsman Hawkins, besides being a beautiful rifle is well made, excellent wood, and a pleasure to shoot.
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