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#2962014 - 09/29/12 06:48 PM Re: Little Help w/my TC Hawken Please... [Re: quigleysharps4570]
BlountArrow
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 Originally Posted By: quigleysharps4570
The wad goes between powder and bullet. ;\)


I'm a novice, but not that bad ...you probably misunderstood my last post. I've heard of some guys using a patch or wad with a maxi-ball which I've never heard of, but then again they also make those felt buttons. I was just wondering if someone was calling the button a wad or patch.
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#2962245 - 09/29/12 09:37 PM Re: Little Help w/my TC Hawken Please... [Re: BlountArrow]
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 Originally Posted By: BlountArrow
Do you actually wrap the maxi-ball/maxi-hunter with a wad or use one of those felt buttons?


no...just lube, if you don't get the pre-lubed ones
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#2963133 - 09/30/12 08:08 PM Re: Little Help w/my TC Hawken Please... [Re: Thunderroost]
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TC traditionals have never really impressed me with their accuracy potential. There's a reason Green Mountain Barrel Company sells replacements for them.

I would think, however, you should at least be able to get decent enough accuracy at 50 yards to hunt with it.
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#2963809 - 10/01/12 10:24 AM Re: Little Help w/my TC Hawken Please... [Re: BlountArrow]
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 Originally Posted By: BlountArrow
 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?


yes your right. sorry for the lack of info.

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#2964080 - 10/01/12 01:07 PM Re: Little Help w/my TC Hawken Please... [Re: BlountArrow]
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 Originally Posted By: BlountArrow
 Originally Posted By: fairchaser
 Originally Posted By: BlountArrow
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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.


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.


No, I believe they have 320 and 370 at a minimum.


Yeah I checked and I use the 320 gr. maxiballs.
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#2966886 - 10/03/12 10:57 AM Re: Little Help w/my TC Hawken Please... [Re: fairchaser]
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all shots was standing up with no rest support. just shot these today.




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#2969060 - 10/04/12 07:16 PM Re: Little Help w/my TC Hawken Please... [Re: ]
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First thing I would do is get a solid rest. Some of that inaccuracy could be from shooting free-hand. Shooting from a rest will better tell you what the rifle is capable of. If shooting from a rest gives a better group, you know your issue is at least partly with technique.
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#2969426 - 10/05/12 05:40 AM Re: Little Help w/my TC Hawken Please... [Re: Hickory Nut]
BlountArrow
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 Originally Posted By: Hickory Nut
First thing I would do is get a solid rest. Some of that inaccuracy could be from shooting free-hand. Shooting from a rest will better tell you what the rifle is capable of. If shooting from a rest gives a better group, you know your issue is at least partly with technique.


I'm just new to side locks not new to shooting. I'm shooting from a bench w/rest and using sand bags. At 50 yards it is all over the place maybe I can get some time Saturday to try some of the things you guys have talked about here.
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#2970315 - 10/05/12 08:25 PM Re: Little Help w/my TC Hawken Please... [Re: BlountArrow]
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I must have read that wrong. The line at the top of your photo lead me to think you were shooting without a rest. Nevermind.

"all shots was standing up with no rest support. just shot these today."

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#2971528 - 10/07/12 06:48 AM Re: Little Help w/my TC Hawken Please... [Re: Hickory Nut]
BlountArrow
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 Originally Posted By: Hickory Nut
I must have read that wrong. The line at the top of your photo lead me to think you were shooting without a rest. Nevermind.

"all shots was standing up with no rest support. just shot these today."


You understand that was not my post I take it.
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