- Sep 9, 2006
- Reaction score
No bigee. Everyone here has dry balled. So take a ball puller, but again. It's all good and part of the sport.Finally got a chance to try the new Pedersoli GPR flintlock yesterday. Just to start, I loaded 50 grns Swiss under .010 patch and .490 ball. 25 yards. Two shots from the bench dead center. "Oh boy, no sight adjustment." Moved target to fifty. Range worker came by and during chat I loaded same patch and ball over what I thought was 60 grains powder.
" Pssst!" No powder, stuck ball. I haven't done that stupid thing for many years. No ball puller with me. Another stupid thing.
Anyway, I love this gun. Heavy like a plains rifle ought to be, big barrel, great triggers, nice wood, fast lock, sights I can see. I've had two Investarms GPRs but this one is much, much better. Now, back to the range with determination to PUT THE POWDER IN FIRST.
I I should add, my dad finished his navy arms buffalo hunter kit back in the day.. 58 call, 1⅛ across the flats... Made for big loads. I should mention dad was all about full loads and on this occasion, the first shot, he loads it up and with a big mini ball... Talking to somone too... Touches it off. He said it really kicked. "why are there 2 holes in the target?" yep.