After finding this sight through Google, i decided to join and ask a few questions:
I have a Traditions Springfield Hawkens model .50 cal muzzle loader with open sights.
I was wondering if anybody has this kind of gun, and what is the best way to sight it in, and at what range.
I've shot it a few times already (Bought it new) and it is shooting to the right and up about 4 inches diagonal from the bullseye at 20 yards (!). But it was grouping within about 2 inches in that same spot. So i guess that's pretty good.
I'm using 100-125 grains of Pyrodex RS (FFG equivalent) powder with Remington No.11 percussion caps, and Thompson/Center MAXIHUNTER 275 gain bullets/slugs (Whichever you'd call them, they look like shotgun slugs to me :) ) I'm going to be using traditional lead balls with patches from now on, however, because they are cheaper
and i wanted to go more traditional...
Thank you for your answers in advance. I appreciate how clean this forum is compared to the "norm" that's out there