- Aug 17, 2022
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Well, I finally had a decent day health-wise and decided to break the new off of the Traditions Crocket rifle. I shot at 25 yards using Swiss 3F and a mixture of Hornady round balls and some round balls I cast using a Lee mold. I started out at 15 grains using some pre-lubed .018 pillow-ticking patches I got from TOW. My initial shots were a little loose and crazy with a wide pattern. My neighbor came down to participate since he had never shot an ML, I spent a lot of time explaining the process and let him shoot some. I didn't try to shoot too well with him there since he struggled with shooting. After he left, I increased the powder charge to 20 grains and got more consistent groupings. The best group of four shots was about 1 1/2" but I think I can shrink that more with more practice provided my right arm and hand isn't shaking too much. All in all, it's been a great day shooting my new rifle and I was tickled my cast round balls worked so well. Thanks for taking the time to read this.