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#3103723 - 12/31/12 11:27 PM Re: Double Barrel Muzzleloader? [Re: BSK]
recurve60#
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Bet that thing smacked your cheek bone pretty good too! Would a plain round ball have worked? Quite a bit lighter.
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#3104250 - 01/01/13 11:44 AM Re: Double Barrel Muzzleloader? [Re: recurve60#]
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 Originally Posted By: recurve60#
Bet that thing smacked your cheek bone pretty good too! Would a plain round ball have worked? Quite a bit lighter.


Luckily, the way the stock is cut, it doesn't kick the face at all. But if you hold it a little wrong, it has the potential to break your collarbone.

It doesn't have the slow twist rate of a good round-ball gun (1:66). It has a 1:48 twist, which in that caliber, is designed for conicals.
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#3104390 - 01/01/13 01:22 PM Re: Double Barrel Muzzleloader? [Re: BSK]
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Had a buddy that used to have a old school double, it weighed about 50lbs seemed like! Got another buddy that carries two m.l.'s for a second shot.
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#3104572 - 01/01/13 03:17 PM Re: Double Barrel Muzzleloader? [Re: BSK]
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Dang BSK!...I target shoot 535 grain .577 minies with 45 to 55 grains 2fg powder. The Civil War standard load ran between 60 and 70 grains with a 500 grainer and It'll give you a pretty good thumpin. Can't imagine shooting the load you were using.

By the way.....nice old pic.
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