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#2960621 - 09/28/12 10:33 AM Little Help w/my TC Hawken Please...
BlountArrow
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Question 1, which I'm guessing will evolve into many others:
For the life of me I cannot get this gun to group for anything at 50 yards even. I was hoping to shoot Maxi-Balls or Maxi-Hunter bullets but it isn't working out, tried the patched round ball and no luck, and I even tried some big heavy buffalo bullets I had and they are horrible too. I've got to be doing something wrong. Is it necessary to shoot pistol powder (FFF)? I use Triple Seven Rifle Powder and have only tried using the Triple Seven Rifle Powder. I'd really like to hunt with the rifle, never even been afield with it because it shoots terribly, if I can't make this happen I'm probably going to shelf it and go buy a new muzzleloader. Many thanks in advance! (It's percussion, not flint)


Edited by BlountArrow (09/28/12 10:33 AM)
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#2960638 - 09/28/12 10:47 AM Re: Little Help w/my TC Hawken Please... [Re: BlountArrow]
quigleysharps4570
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My suggestion would be to trash the replica powder and get the real stuff...2f Goex would be where I would start. Still will probably want to play...my .50 likes 2f Swiss...the .54 likes Goex Cartridge grade and the little .40 longrifle shoots 3f Goex. ;\)
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#2960644 - 09/28/12 10:55 AM Re: Little Help w/my TC Hawken Please... [Re: quigleysharps4570]
BlountArrow
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You think the powder would really make that much difference in the accuracy? I mean this thing is all over the place. I'm genuinely asking don't take that the wrong way.
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#2960648 - 09/28/12 10:58 AM Re: Little Help w/my TC Hawken Please... [Re: quigleysharps4570]
fairchaser
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I use 90 grs of pyrodex RS and the maxiball in mine and it groups about MOA. Make sure your cleaning the barrel well each shot and unless you have other problems this should do the trick.
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#2960663 - 09/28/12 11:09 AM Re: Little Help w/my TC Hawken Please... [Re: fairchaser]
BlountArrow
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 Originally Posted By: fairchaser
I use 90 grs of pyrodex RS and the maxiball in mine and it groups about MOA. Make sure your cleaning the barrel well each shot and unless you have other problems this should do the trick.


Happen to remember what grain maxi-ball? I've probably tried it, but curious.
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#2960677 - 09/28/12 11:17 AM Re: Little Help w/my TC Hawken Please... [Re: fairchaser]
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In my TC hakens 50 cal i use T7 fffg 60 gr for round ball and 80 gr for the hornady great plains. i also have some 275 gr buffalo conical that works good to. am surprised the buffalo didn't work maybe your useing to much powder. hope you can make it work.
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#2960679 - 09/28/12 11:20 AM Re: Little Help w/my TC Hawken Please... [Re: BlountArrow]
fairchaser
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 Originally Posted By: BlountArrow
 Originally Posted By: fairchaser
I use 90 grs of pyrodex RS and the maxiball in mine and it groups about MOA. Make sure your cleaning the barrel well each shot and unless you have other problems this should do the trick.


Happen to remember what grain maxi-ball? I've probably tried it, but curious.


You got me there. I thought there was only one size for the 50 cal. If I had to guess, I would say 300 gr. but I could be wrong.
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#2960680 - 09/28/12 11:21 AM Re: Little Help w/my TC Hawken Please... [Re: ]
BlountArrow
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 Originally Posted By: slim jim
In my TC hakens 50 cal i use T7 fffg 60 gr for round ball and 80 gr for the hornady great plains. i also have some 275 gr buffalo conical that works good to. am surprised the buffalo didn't work maybe your useing to much powder. hope you can make it work.


So, you're using 60 grains of the "pistol powder" for your round ball and 80 grains for your great plains bullet. Maybe I am using too much powder...but I thought I tried some pretty light loads for FFG "rifle powder".
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#2960683 - 09/28/12 11:24 AM Re: Little Help w/my TC Hawken Please... [Re: ]
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some people use wads and it seams to help.
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#2960702 - 09/28/12 11:44 AM Re: Little Help w/my TC Hawken Please... [Re: ]
BlountArrow
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 Originally Posted By: slim jim
some people use wads and it seams to help.


I am using a patched round ball. Some people use wads on the Maxi-Ball type bullets - is that what you're saying?
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