Orion Percussion Barrel

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Terry York

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Hello very new to the forum and new again to BP shooting....

I have a custom built George Nelson .50 cal Hawken - a beautiful rifle. I asked for a round ball rifle and got an Orion 1:70 twist barrel, excellent shooter. Just looking for more information on Orion barrels.. I know the basics, from internet research .... anyone else shooting one. Any quirks or specifics that could help me shoot it more accurately? Thanks
 

Grenadier1758

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The Orion barrel should be excellent. Quirks would be to practice being consistent in your load. Weigh the balls, measure your patches, use the same volume measure and keep the bore in the same condition from shot to shot. The specific instruction would be to get to the range and shoot your rifle a lot so that your shooting practice is consistent from shot to shot..
 

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George Nelson is an outstanding builder of the contemporary Hawken Rifle. I have drooled over many examples of his work. You are most fortunate my friend. He has sold many of his rifles on TOW website.

The Orion barrel has a reputation for excellence. As far as anything to concern yourself with this barrel over other premium made barrels? I’d say work up a load and go to town! It will definitely preform beyond your expectations and ability.

Congratulations and enjoy your George Nelson Hawken rifle my friend.

Respectfully, Cowboy
 
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