My Jim Kibler Southern Mountain Rifle is done

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Hatchet-Jack

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I went to the Friendship range today. She shoots great. I worked on a load starting with 440 RB, Joan Fabric #40 drill cloth lubed with Murphy's Oil Soap and water. I started with 45 grains of Goes 3F and increasing it by 5 grains.

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WOW!! What a stunner. I have the exact same kit on order. I hope to get mine in the next month or so. If you do not mind, I may have several question for you once I get started. I am very nervous, when it comes to the stock and metal finishing. I have zero experience finishing parts like that. I can only hope mine comes out as nice as yours. Beautiful work!
 

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WOW!! What a stunner. I have the exact same kit on order. I hope to get mine in the next month or so. If you do not mind, I may have several question for you once I get started. I am very nervous, when it comes to the stock and metal finishing. I have zero experience finishing parts like that. I can only hope mine comes out as nice as yours. Beautiful work!
Thanks! Fire away with questions. I have another post where I showed a lot of the steps. Let me know if you need a link to it.
 
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65-70grs. looks like the sweet spot, good job. Do you prime with 4f and how fast is the lock time.
 
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No why would I?
You need to tighten your group up a bit .If you are shooting bench with a green mountain barrel you should expect a tighter group. Check your patches for cutting? My green mt barrel will put 5 shots touching at 25 yds. Offhand. Not that I don't send one flying every once in a while.
 

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You need to tighten your group up a bit .If you are shooting bench with a green mountain barrel you should expect a tighter group. Check your patches for cutting? My green mt barrel will put 5 shots touching at 25 yds. Offhand. Not that I don't send one flying every once in a while.
OK thanks for the tip.
 

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Thank you!
Yep got the toe plate from Track but I will say I wish it was slightly wider.

The case is from The Log Cabin Shop. Here's the part no.
PADDED KENTUCKY GUN CASE, 62375800
I needed to install a toe plate on my first rifle I assembled, due to an error on my part after i had finished the metal and stock. The toe of the stock is very delicate, especially with highly figured maple. TOW toe plates are not wide enough. I used one from Muzzleloader Builders Supply.

FYI - all subsequent builds I have done, the butt plate is the very first thing I fit!
 
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