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Brant Selb 54 Cal Hawken

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tippit

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Need some ideas on light loads for this Brant Selb 54 Cal Hawken. It has a Sharon barrel ..tippit
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I’d start with 70 gr. 2f or 60 gr. 3f for a charge since you mentioned light?

For a load combo, I’d use a .530 ball with a .018 patch. Your choice of lube.

That’s a good start off point. Bench your Hawken and see what kind of group’s you achieve. Can make any necessary adjustments from there my friend.

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Nice looking Hawken by the way!

Have a couple of Sharon barreled guns myself.

Sharon Trade Rifle in .50
Sharon Hawken in .58

Those Sharon barrels are extremely accurate in the right hands.

The twist on your barrel will be 1:72 my friend.

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Thanks for the info. I didn't know the twist. I'd love to find a .40 or .45 custom Hawken. I know Brant makes them but the wait is long.
 
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I have a 58 Helen with Sharon Barrel. I shoot 85gr 2f with 570 round ball for Deer. I used it for elk with 120gr with no problems.IMG_20200808_180008349.jpg
 

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I own a full stock .58 from Brand.
it has one of Bob Roller’s excellent locks.
70 grains of Goex for target and 110 of Swiss 1.5 for hunting work very well.
.570 RB and .018 ticking patch.
Mink oil lube for hunting, LVH for the range.
Shoot straight,
Irish
 

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