OK thanks. I had a 1 cavity .490 round ball mold ( bought used so don’t know the brand) and the cut off seemed to be pretty close to the ball. Then I bought a Lyman 2 cavity mold and it seems like the sprue seems to be a little bigger. But not by much. I have always loaded my gun with the sprue...
Thanks for taking this contest over. It is a lot of fun trying to hit the various targets. I finally got out and shot my target yesterday. Not a lot to brag about, but at least I hit the paper. It will be in the mail today.
Some members of the club I belong to are sticklers about using peep sights. They don’t allow them at our monthly club shoots. Say they are not period correct. Does anybody really know when peep sights started showing up on muzzleloading guns.
I was using my T/C Hawken 50 cal with a Green Mountain barrel. I loaded it with 60gr of goex powder, with a .018 pillow tickle patch lubed with a 6:1 mixture of ballistic mixture and a .490 round ball.