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frontiergander 12-29-2010 11:33 PM

A hard christmas
 
VERY hard Christmas this year as I had to give my lil 2 year old girl up for adoption today.

It was a very hard decision for me to make and even more painful when i
went through with it. Especially being only 3 days away from Christmas.:sad:











But, my 2 year old CVA Accura went to a good home and im sure i will be happy with the .54 great plains rifle i traded for :thumbup: I had one in flintlock but didnt like it that much so when this popped up, i bit. Lots of work to do on it to get it where i want but it will be fun! What did you guys think i was talkin about?!! :lol:
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/m...m/GPR54002.jpg

Hunting Man 12-30-2010 06:34 AM

FG, wasn't sure there for a minute, but I understand now!:wink: I should get that 1/2 stock Hawken project around the 4th to see what I've got myself into. Now I will have to clean my work bench/area find all the drill bits/taps ect lay everything out and take stock of needs.

timberghost 12-30-2010 09:24 PM

I was almost crying for a moment there.

guppy11 01-01-2011 04:43 PM

Dude thats not even funny. I was already calling you every bad name i could think of.

frontiergander 01-03-2011 10:05 PM

GPR came in today!

After scrubbing the bore clean and then JB pasting it, i took it out to 50 yards with 100gr JSG 3f, .015 patch and .530 round ball. Didn't group well at all.

Was going to call it quits but then remembered i had some thicker .018" pillow tick patches in a little tin than were unlubed. Poured down 110gr JSG 3F, stuck the patch in my mouth and sucked on it, grabbed a ball, laid the patch across the bore and rammed the ball home.

Took 2 shots and they were touching! I didnt even use my lead sled today and i pulled it off LOL.

Took 2 more shots with 100gr JSG 3F and the same tight patch combo and ended up with 1 1/4" group.

Not bad, but just like the last GPR i had, a powder pig!

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/DSCN1384.jpg
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/DSCN1382.jpg

Even got a mold too which looks to be a heck of a lot better quality than my Lee mold.
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/DSCN1385.jpg
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/DSCN1386.jpg

I got some loads ready for the morning of 110gr American Pioneer 3f, .020" patch and .530 round balls. We'll see how that does off the Lead Sled .

Hunting Man 01-03-2011 10:15 PM

I remember using a 535 ball and .010 pre-lubed patch in my GPR flint lock. Probably one I should have kept.

Buckshot 01-04-2011 05:58 AM

FG your a sick puppy:wacko:

Had me going there for a mminute.:no:

frontiergander 01-04-2011 07:57 PM

Took her out again today. She hated the .020" patches so i switched back to the .018 pillow tick and got a decent group at 50 yards. I was using 110gr 3f american pioneer this time and it did ok. Room for improvement. Tomorrow i will try charges of 70gr and 90gr APP 3f and see how she do.
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/DSCN1414.jpg
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/DSCN1418.jpg
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/DSCN1420.jpg

scentman 02-28-2011 08:32 AM

whew...
 
Your a hoot, had me there... man you have a bunch of knowledge Frontier. I have learned more seeing your posts just from one night then I have in months trying to gather knowledge on my own.

daddus1 02-28-2011 03:25 PM

FG,
You are indeed a sick puppy but the problem is I understand completely!
What does that say for ME!
We all have our sick spots.
daddus


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