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    My 2019 oregon elk hunt

    This was my first year ever elk hunting with a muzzloader. I've been deer hunting with a muzzloader for 10 years and usually bowhunt elk, but decided to cash in my points for a muzzloader elk hunt. Knowing I would draw the tag, I spent the last 2 years developing a load, and practicing like...
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    Bigger round balls or thicker patches?

    I went with a bigger ball and stayed with the same thickness patch. S time people say use the biggest ball you can without having to pound it to get it started. The theory being that the bigger ball will seal the load better than a smaller ball with a thicker patch. It also engages the rifling...
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    Lyman GPR Sights

    Yeah I believe it did. If anything I'm more consistent, which means more accurate
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    Lyman GPR Sights

    I put a lyman peep sight on my GPR. I really like it, haven't had any problems
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    2019 Alberta Elk Hunt

    Walkingeagle, great stories! My elk hunt starts October 12, and reading your stories every day made me feel like it already started. I hope to have the exact experiences you did! Congratulations!!
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    2019 Alberta Elk Hunt

    Good luck! Looking forward to reading your updates. My first elk hunt with a muzzloader starts October 12. Your story is going to keep me pumped until my season!
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    Trajectory question

    My 54 with a 535 ball and 85 grains of 3f hits 2-3 inches high at 50 and center at 100. No idea of velocity, doesnt matter to me. Haven't shot out past 100 but plan to shoot 125 to check drop. I'm guessing it will be 3-4 inches low
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    Sling attachment

    Update. Received the sling attachments today. The clamp on section fits perfect, but be careful. The small Allen head screw you use to attach it is soft metal and will round very easily (trust me on this) so be careful when tightening. The butt stock stud needed a bigger hole drilled in the...
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    Sling attachment

    Midway USA was the cheapest, $15. I went to the mikes website to find the model for the proper width then ordered
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    Sling attachment

    Thanks guys! I ordered a set today that fit the width of my ramrod holder. Should be a good fit, thanks!
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    Sling attachment

    I'm looking into adding a sling to my GPR. I have looked at a few slings that slide off/on, but don't think I can use the gun with it on since my front sight sits fairly low. I was thinking of replacing the screw on the bottom of my butt stock that holds the metal butt plate on with a sling...
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    Wind drift?

    Unfortunately where I shoot there are no trees. Next time I'm going to bring a broom stick and attach flagging tape to it to see the wind at the target. Thanks for your info it sounds like the drift I was experiencing is about right given the wind
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    Wind drift?

    I was out shooting my 54 at 100 yards today, getting it fine tuned for my elk hunt this fall. The wind was blowing from left to right 0-5 constant with gusts up to 10 (my best guess). My impacts were a consistent 6 inches right. I tried to shoot only when the wind was not blowing (not sure what...
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    Front sight/how to?

    I painted my front sight white, then used bright orange nail polish, the color was traffic cone. The white base coat really makes the orange POP, it's very bright. Two coats of white and two of orange and it works awesome. I also shoot with both eyes open, never learned any other way
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    Ballistol

    I use the 1:7 dry lube from Dutch (ballistol to water) ratio for my patch lube. Patches stay good for at least 3 months in a ziploc bag. I went through 1:5-1:8 ratios and settled on 1:7. I shot mink oil patches today for the first time and my group was over double the size of my ballistol lube...
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