Thanks for posting!25 points.
Northwest Trade Gun smoothbore flintlock
.600 RB self cast
55 grains of 3F
Pillow tick patch
This was my 3rd try this month. I shot my T/C Hawken .50 flintlock but couldn't score higher then 20.
Today was steamy hot in Indiana. Got out early to the range and finished by 10 a.m.
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Thanks for posting - hope that your eyes settle down after a while. When I had my cataract surgeries it took 6 months for things to get back to normal.after 2 cataract surgeries I still see 2 rear sights doesn't matter which eye i use the what i see is the same, and both eyes open its like looking through a binocular that hasn't been adjusted properly. so for better or worse here's what i shot don't know if i'll try again this weekend
My eyes were better too - didn't even need reading glasses. But after a while I needed glasses for reading small print. Overall it was and is a great experience - just saying that I have heard from my doctor that it sometimes takes 6-12 months for everything to settle down.My eyes were better immediately after the surgery.1
Thanks Kerry!I tried it this month with my old Lyman Great Plains rifle. I have owned this gun for over 30 years and the barrel has been losing the accuracy it once had. The muzzle was slightly ovaled from using a wooden ramrod when I was younger. I solved that issue by having the muzzle reamed out for 1 1/2 inches. This was probably a mistake as the accuracy went further south. The last time I fired the gun was over 8 years ago and I killed a deer with it.
A few weeks ago GaryPL ran into a club member that had a new roundball barrel for a Lyman Great Plains. The price was good so I bought it. Today I dropped the new barrel in my stock and took it to the range with Gary. It took me 6 shots to get it fairly well sighted in. It was miserably hot here in Georgia today and we shot our targets and went to find somewhere cooler. Not too bad for the first time with the new barrel.
Just getting my 30 year old flintlock regulated. The "frizzen" had to be surface hardened. The touch hole had to be raised almost 3/8 ". I have not shot it since repaired. Weather here in 90 to 100 degree range. I have to travel 25 miles to the target range in Cecil County, MD.. When do the targets need to be "sent in"? Joined Muzzleloading Forum not long ago. I have already LEARNED much to my education about ML. I have been a "reenactor" when it was acceptable to wear synthetic uniforms. I don't get out to reenact much anymore.Everyone knows that July 4 is the big holiday in July, but we are celebrating a lesser known holiday month - July is National Ice Cream Month!
Shoot your rifle at 25 yds and pistol at 15 yds. You can shoot offhand or shoot from a rest - just mark your target which way you shot (OH or Rest).
5 shots - 10 pts for hits in the center bull, 5 pts for anywhere in the ice cream scoop and 3 pts for the cone for a maximum of 50 pts. One half of the ball must be in the scoring ring to count. Please score your own targets and mark your score on the target along with the load data. Pictures of your firearms are always nice!
Shoot as many times as you want and post your best target. If you shoot a reentry you can post another target but I will only score the best target.
This is all for fun so don't be reluctant to post your targets - it's all about friendly competition and the more you compete the better you will get!
Have fun and stay safe.