Ok, i bought a .395 mold a while back, ive been casting a while, i have a few 100. Today I loaded up for the farm, where my 75 yard range is. As i pulled up the dark clouds loomed, so i stood under the porch and loaded my rifle. 40gr fffg... then found out my .395 balls are too tight for my patches... Not to worry i found a 4 inch square of T shirt and made some patches to protect the riflings from the lead as a temporary fix. By this time it was sprinkling; so much for the 75 yards. There are some standing 1/4" steel plates from my brother's shop, i decided one looked like a red-coat. I pricked the pan, primed and held dead center offhand. Ka-boom, pretty much centered and a little low. My dad while plinking would shoot at a large target, then shoot at the bullet hole. It seemed like a good idea. I loaded and aimed at the splatter and Ka-boom. The shot was a little low. Now it's pouring... and i started getting misfires and learned some things. After a couple flashes i learned the flint was wore down and wouldn't open the pan. It had used about 20Xs, maybe more. I put a toothpick behind it and Ka-boom, but i flinched bad. Then the wheels came off; IDK what I did but all i got was flashes. I even wondered if i had dry balled. I measured with my RR, I had powder. I was using fffg for prime, i forgot my ffffg. In desperation i cleaned everything, filled the pan, took aim offhand, and Kaaaaaa-Boooom. I saw it hit low left. Something in my head said, your using the touch hole prick wrong. I had been shoving it in repeatedly and trying to pull some main charge into the channel. I loaded while it thundered and this time i pushed the prick home once, then primed. I held on my 1st bullet and Ka-boom, fastest ignition yet. A weed was covering most of my target, but i could see a few splatters. I loaded once more, used the prick once, and instant ignition. My rangefinder said it was 22 yards to the target, all shots were offhand. I flinched twice BADLY, both after a misfire. The top hole was my 1st and my aiming point. Next 4 are fired aiming at top hole my finger is pointing at a faint bullet mark, you may have to zoom in... bottom left is a called flinch. The other flinch is a miss, or maybe landed in the 1st hole... it looks bigger than the rest. I strung a tape measure around the steel to show a group.