Today at the club I shot my Lancaster .45 flintlock. I set up a paper target and two water filled jugs against the berm at 25 meters.
My first two shots at the paper targets were within an inch of dead center. I was pleased. If I'd been hunting, well, the family would have been eating venison.
I proceeded to blow up the two jugs (liquid clothes wash containers) -- they exploded but not like when I hit them with my 30 06. Still boom.
I dry swab clean between each shot -- debris comes out on the swab.
My next 6 shots expanded out on the paper target from 2, to 4 to 6 inches. Nothing close to my first two wonderful shots.
Is it me, or is stuff in the barrel impacting my accuracy.? I shoot 55 grains of Goex under a commercially lubed patch -- .440 ball.
No flyers just accuracy slipping over an hour of shooting.
Thoughts? Thanks David