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Old 07-22-2013, 11:13 AM
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Howdy,

In September my friends and I are going to do a black powder shoot up around the Grass Valley area. I am bringing the following:

- Springfield Model 1842 Musket
- J.P. Murray
- Remington New Model Army, Short-Barreled Version
- Hawken Rifle

I want to shoot buck & ball out of the Springfield and want to know if anyone here has done it. Also, if anyone here has preferred loads for the above firearms (round ball, Minie ball, buck & ball). I'm using Jack's Battle Powder (not a fan of substitutes).
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Old 07-22-2013, 6:48 PM
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August 9/10/11 there will be a Rendezvous at Dunham's ferry (Manteca Sportsmen, inc. range.

Will be a walkup 28-30 targets cowboy town shoot 10-40 yards on some very small targets.
Location is 30261 S Airport Way, Manteca, 209-823-7919

You can contact Rhonda George 209-614-4006 or Joe Kroeze 209-523-7057 for info.

I can tell yo its a lot of fun, bring drinking water and a lunch to tailgate.
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The new army would probably just a 30gr load with an oversized ball. Great job shooting real blackpowder substitutes just don't cut it.
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If your Hawken is anything like mine it will like .490 ball , pillow ticking patch, spit ( yes you got a mouth full) lube and 70 grs by volume of your propellant, CCI #11 caps.

Mine hits a half dollar target dead center at 50 yds. w/iron sites of course.

Won many BP Trail Walks with that load , will see if I got an old tie breaker target to scan in.
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