Bobby has done 4 bbls. for me over the past 40 years that I can remember. I use them in NSSA competition. He is our go to guy. None recently. In the day you might wait a year. Guess he is getting caught up. I asked him a few years ago "What are we going to do when you retire?" He said he's a gonna do it till he drops. JaegerI've a friend who had a Civil War era Enfield relined by Mr. Hoyt; his reputation is really stellar, from all accounts!
I have a .50 Renegade that I am thinking of having Mr. Hoyt bore to a larger caliber for me. I was thinking of .54 smoothbore, but wanted to see if anyone would offer a different suggestion. I currently have .45, .50, and .54 RB twist rifles, and .50 and .54 1:48 twist ones (in addition to the Renegade). I figured I could shoot my .54 RBs through the new Renegade, or use it as an (approximately) 28 gauge. Should I stick to the .54 or is there a good argument to go to .56 or .58? I don’t currently have any .56 or .58 RBs, and I am not looking to make this a complete cannon to shoot (ie thump at both ends ). Also any argument against going smoothbore? I appreciate your insight, gentlemen.