Those are fine looking rifles!My frizzen on my Early Plains Rifle looks to be functioning properly. Cast up a nice amount of .54’s yesterday. The front sight came loose…so I’ll be back out at the range adjusting sights again.
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This is my favorite firearm right now. I’m a huge fan of the .54 calibre as a hunting calibre. Due to the size of the calibre, it just consumes too many resources…so, it’s going to be shot sparingly.
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It was a very busy day yesterday. I was able to get the ramrod functioning smoothly, and the sights are installed. Above are my current .40 calibre rifles. Both flintlocks. The bottom rifle is a TVM Natchez PoorBoy, the upper is my Kibler Southern Mountain Rifle.
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These will be the firearms that I’ll be shooting, and will have my attention. I love the calibre, I love that these guns use very little lead, and sip powder.
The TVM is essentially sighted in and shooting fine. The Kibler needs to be sighted in and its accuracy potential uncovered.
For these .40’s, I’m looking to develop loads for .390 or .395 RoundBalls, which ever is most accurate for each gun. I want to be shooting undersized RBs, .380 or .375…again whichever is more accurate. And finally, I’m going to see if I can develop a good solidly accurate conical bullet load for each of these guns…opening the door to using them as light big game here in Colorado…
So yeah, lots of Range Time coming…very stoked to have these projects to look forward too.
I need to look into getting better sights. When shooting 45 grain fffg loads, the barrel heats up on the first shot, and there after mirage becomes an issue. I’m looking for a taller rear sight, and front sight combination.Those are fine looking rifles!
You mentioned the small sights on the Kibler. I cannot shoot well with small sights. I have a Schimmel barn flintlock rifle with a 42 inch barrel that has whopping big sights and I can shoot that rifle accurately.