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pamtnman

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With 120 grains FFG Swiss, the 335-grain .607” patched round balls in the .62 rifle Mark Wheland made are flat out to 150 yards. Like laser straight. It’s something to see and experience. With regular hunting clothing, you probably won’t feel much more than a shove up to 130 grains. Beyond that, my experience is Be Ready. Truly a dangerous game caliber and projectile. Sir Samuel Baker used a .72 caliber double rifle as his “light” hunting gun. Its powder charge was about 130 grains. His go-to was a one-ounce lead ball single shot rifle that used about 160 to 200 grains of powder and routinely drove through entire buffalos stem to stern. For “rogue” bull elephants, Baker used a two-ounce gun. No thanks. Andy will have his hands full with just the “light” .72 caliber rifle.
 
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I've been looking at some loads for this rifle and what I saw is you can go up to 150 grs of 2ff safely, that will be brutal if I push it that far.
Heck, I really don't have any wild game around here that this rifle won't knock into the next county...:).
Maybe I'll just have to go moose or bison hunting.
150 gr of 2F in this rifle is not brutal. The weight of the rifle and the stock configuration manages recoil very well and it shoots flat. Truth be told, I normally loaded the rifle, less priming at home prior to a first light morning hunt, which was legal in New Jersey for transport. I didn't like loading in the dark with 60+ year old eyes. The last deer I shot with it before I moved to NC was about 50 yards quartering away. When I rolled it over, there was no exit hole which I couldn't understand until I thought back that I only charged it once with 75 grains from the measure.
 
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I have shot a 9# .69cal with 1oz balls and 140gr ffg Swiss. It wasn't much fun on the target range, but was a good hunting rifle for its owner.

.710" prbs are gonna weigh about 535gr, so almost 1-1/4oz. At 11# with a straight stock and 2" wide buttplate, that shouldn't be too bad to shoot. It WILL tell you when to stop adjusting the powder measure.
 
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The butt plate is diffidently a plus on this rifle it doesn't have a crescent butt plate that would dig into your shoulder.
 
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Well, I've got the sights all switched out I put the standard jaeger style rear sight and silver front sight.
It's a little too cold to take it out for the next few days but this coming Wednesday the forecast is saying sunny and 50 so I'm pretty sure I'll be at the range.

I've got three buddies that want to see me shoot this beast, I'm sure to have plenty of photos and maybe a short video of each step up to the 150 gr mark.

I ain't scared....:ghostly:
 

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Well, I've got the sights all switched out I put the standard jaeger style rear sight and silver front sight.
It's a little too cold to take it out for the next few days but this coming Wednesday the forecast is saying sunny and 50 so I'm pretty sure I'll be at the range.

I've got three buddies that want to see me shoot this beast, I'm sure to have plenty of photos and maybe a short video of each step up to the 150 gr mark.

I ain't scared....:ghostly:
Looking forward to he video evidence. That should be a blast to shoot.
 
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Looking forward to he video evidence. That should be a blast to shoot.
Kinda' figure that would be a good way to show what the recoil is like as I go up in loads. I'll be shooting off the bench which sometimes can be worse than off-hand for the shooter
 

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Andy 52, after you shoot it, I can refer you to a great orthopedic specialist who excels in rebuilding shoulders. I know, he rebuilt both of mine, including reattachment of the biceps that had torn away.
 
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Nice trick I use with my Kodiak .58 double is to get a Simple Single shooting stick

That gives stability and still can shoot standing offhand.
As I’m thinking it best to shoot this Cannon.

1Fg or Cannon powder? Haha

I would have Bought this rifle, Yet didn’t see it until now.

If you Can, Shoulder the weapon one handed- then With one hand Operate a phone taking video. Shouldn’t be to difficult as you pull the trigger. Shooting stick will help 😂
 
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Nice trick I use with my Kodiak .58 double is to get a Simple Single shooting stick

That gives stability and still can shoot standing offhand.
As I’m thinking it best to shoot this Cannon.

1Fg or Cannon powder? Haha

I would have Bought this rifle, Yet didn’t see it until now.

If you Can, Shoulder the weapon one handed- then With one hand Operate a phone taking video. Shouldn’t be to difficult as you pull the trigger. Shooting stick will help 😂
Well, let's see, it weights 11 lbs so a one-handed hold would be tough, I'll be using 2f as the powder charge, and I bought the rifle less than ten minutes after it was listed...:). You know they do make that double you have in .72 you can step up your game.
 
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600 gr Maxi with 135gr of FFis plenty for my Shoulder

Yet a 72 would be awesome
 
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