Just Bought A Yukon
Posted 07 April 2010 - 07:51 PM
Posted 07 April 2010 - 08:01 PM
Remember the Ark was built by amateurs, the titanic by professionals.
Posted 08 April 2010 - 07:26 PM
Posted 13 April 2010 - 03:45 PM
100 grains and a 250 grain XTP or Shockwave on 100 grains of Pyrodex RS will normally be an excellent load. I have been playing with mine shooting 120 grains of Goex 2f and different bullets and it has been doing a great job.
This range session took place March 31st, of this year.
I started off with a clean barrel and dropped down two 50 grain Triple Seven pellets. I was interested to see how the rifle shot a heavier then normal bullet. I usually shoot a 200 grain or 250 grain. But I got a deal on some 300 grain Hornady SST with a supplied black sabot.
Why the rifle threw two high like that I am not sure. I can understand the first, being a clean barrel. I was swabbing between shots. But as I remember all of them loaded about the same. Very tight and slid down the bore kind of hard. But I was pleased with the accuracy.
I then got some Simple Green and swabbed the barrel clean. I made sure it was dry and ready to go. I then loaded 120 grains of Goex 2f and the same 300 grain Hornady SST. I kind of guessed this would be a max load for the rifle.
I never kept track of the shots other then the first hit. I was having too much fun. In that new box of Hornady SST's it said there were 20 projectiles and sabots. I shot six at the other target. And there are four left in the box. So this is a ten shot group. Every time I shot I could see the hole get a little bigger. And the smoke from 120 grains of Goex is really something when it covers the back yard. It was a lot of fun, and the rifle did real well with the big charge.
I was then guessing that clean up was going to be a chore. Well it was not. There was no blow back from the breech plug, nothing on the belly of the scope. And I took one saturated Windex patch and swabbed the bore.
I was shocked the bore was that clean with one patch. It made me wonder if this Montana X-treme Bore Conditioner really is working. I mean, black powder scares people because of the fouling and mess. Well I did not find that to be true at all. And outside shooting black powder the smoke and stink is really a lot of fun.
Over all the rifle did great. It had a great scope. And the weather conditions were almost perfect. It was windy, but sunny and warm. I can not wait to try this load at 100+ distances.
This might give you some ideas. I also shoot a 250 grain Barnes MZ Expander with two pellets. That is the best shooting load this rifle does. I was able to shoot a group or .478 three shot group at 68 yards with it last winder. Now when you figure the bullet is a .452 you do the math.
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