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just noticed i put in every thing but the ball size. this box of Hornady's swaged mic at .489 so with the thinner patch they almost fall into the barrel. if'n it don't rain tomorrow i am going to shoot for accuracy if i can find more caps! down to stems and seeds!
 

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So I never shot any muzzleloader over a cronygraph so today I fired 5 round balls from my Lyman GPR .54 caliber thru my crony it was most interesting. Each round fired got a little faster. The load was Speer .530 RB .18 patch 90 grains of 3F Goex powder first shot was 1610 FPS
1660 FPS
1683 FPS
1707 FPS
1739 FPS
I also fired 4 of the same loads thru my T/C renegade .54 26” barrel
1550 FPS
1636 FPS
1682 FPS
1537 FPS
I fired 5 rounds but the sun was getting low so last shot didn’t read on the crony extreme spread was a lot more than the Lyman. The longer barrel makes a difference
I chronographed my Pedersoli .50 cal Hawken (brought through Cabelas). The barrel is 1:48 twist, .495 ball, .010 linen patch using mink oil. I used 67 gr of 2F Goex and got 1410 FPS. Not bad, better than a 45ACP. I didn’t try an 80 or 90 gr load but may in the future for grins.
 

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I chronographed my Pedersoli .50 cal Hawken (brought through Cabelas). The barrel is 1:48 twist, .495 ball, .010 linen patch using mink oil. I used 67 gr of 2F Goex and got 1410 FPS. Not bad, better than a 45ACP. I didn’t try an 80 or 90 gr load but may in the future for grins.
28” barrel??
 

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Weather looks cold and wet for next 3 days so probably be Thursday before I can burn more powder.
 

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Well the sun was a shinin this afternoon so I got all set up for another round of ballistic testing and a dog gone gust of wind blew my crony over and busted it all ta pieces I’ll have target some new parts
 

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So while here might as well burn some powder. 5 shots 90 grains 2f Goex .530 RB .18 patch swabbed between shots From 100 yards Not very impressive lower left was the first shot. Definitely need some practice before Deer season
 

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