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#477673 - 11/01/07 08:33 PM grouping problems
pass through

Registered: 09/25/07
Posts: 70
Loc: Wilson county

I sighted in last weekend.I shot six good shots,then cleaned with soap and water,and fired six more great shots.Well that night I took it home and ran solvent and a brush through it.I shot five shots the next day and it hit everywhere.What happened?Should I clean it the same way everytime?
#477755 - 11/01/07 09:21 PM Re: grouping problems [Re: pass through]
Trapper John
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16 Point

Registered: 03/13/99
Posts: 11679
Loc: La Vergne,TN/Decaturville, TN

Consistency is huge in muzzleloading. Clean it the same every time. If you're shooting sabots there's a good chance the solvent you used is messing with the plastic.
#477894 - 11/01/07 11:18 PM Re: grouping problems [Re: Trapper John]
18 Point

Registered: 09/21/07
Posts: 21673
Loc: N1549518,E738760

yeah, I feel ya. They shoot good until you clean um. Clean it, tomorrow before you hunt on Saturday, shoot it once Friday night and don't clean it....called a filing shot...used to have that problem with an old 1-66 gun that I used round balls back'inthday. Something else...did you use threadlocker (locktite) on all of your scope mounts, rings, bases? Are you using a "made in China" scope? Like a Trashco. I had a Tasco (an old one, one of them good that was made in Korea...rolly eyes) that had a problem with the the cross hairs (hanging) after adjustments. Now from paranoia, even though I spend more on scopes than the gun, I still find myself gently 'tapping' on the windage/elevation turrets of all my scopes upon adjustments...One guy at the Shelton Ferry Range (Montgomery CO) ask me if I was tapping my scope for good luck!!! :D...If ya'll only knew how tortured I am by OCD.....whew!!!
Westside Dream Team

#477916 - 11/02/07 01:18 AM Re: grouping problems [Re: Stovepipe]
10 Point

Registered: 10/07/05
Posts: 4452
Loc: Cookeville

ditto stovepipe!
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