Flintlock range time

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JeffinNZ posted this 22 July 2022

Back in 2003 I build up an Isaac Haines flintlock in .40cal for target shooting and small game hunting.  It wears a Colerain barrel and has always shot VERY well.  Just recently I needed to change patching material so have been working on perfecting the load again and changing to the Dutch Schultz 'dry lube' system.  

50m/55y today.  

30gr 3Fg, .395 cast pure lead ball, 0.021 patch.

50gr Swiss 3Fg, .395 cast pure lead ball, 0.021 patch.

Both groups approximately 3/4 inch.  The old gun still has it.

This is me a few years back shooting "Isaac" in competition.

Cheers from New Zealand

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RicinYakima posted this 22 July 2022

Really like your rifle. I started mine in 2002 and finished it in 2007. Also a Haines "Style" but in .54 caliber and no fancies; I call it an apprentice rifle. Colerain barrel has shot very well and very happy with it. But I just shoot it a couple of times a year. Too many other projects Ed Harris gives me. laughing

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Aaron posted this 22 July 2022

Love my Isaac Haines I built in 1988 from a Dixie Rifle Kit. She is a 50 caliber and still shoots as true as the day she was completed. She has put a lot of venison on the table over the years.

 

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Maven posted this 22 July 2022

Here's what my .54cal. I. Haines (Chambers kit, Waksupi built) did a few weeks ago with a .535" RB (Lee mould) + .011" - 012" "Sew Classics" twill patch over 70gr. GOEX FFg:  10 shots @ 25 yd. from a rest

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Maven posted this 22 July 2022

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Aaron posted this 22 July 2022

Here's what my .54cal. I. Haines (Chambers kit, Waksupi built) did a few weeks ago with a .535" RB (Lee mould) + .011" - 012" "Sew Classics" twill patch over 70gr. GOEX FFg:  25 yd. from a rest

 

Come on now Maven.....walk her out there! She should settle right in at 100 yards.

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Aaron posted this 22 July 2022

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Maven posted this 22 July 2022

100 yd. with a new RB diameter and patch?  Maybe, but I'm not ready for that yet.

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harleyrock posted this 26 July 2022

I used Dutch Schultz “dry lube” technique for load development on a couple of muzzleloaders.

I highly recommend it.

Rocky

Lifetime NRA since 1956, NRA Benefactor, USN Member, CBA Member

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