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Old November 22, 2005, 10:37 AM   #1
rlgarman
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Hangfire with American Pioneer powder

I just bought some American Pioneer Powder(50gr. "stick"). I spent an hour shooting it in my .50cal. H&R, with .45,250gr Hornady sabots, ballistic tip bullets. All loads were 2 "sticks"(100gr) I shot it 14 times. I noticed a very slight hangfire with every shot. Unbelieveable accuracy. 7 shots into a 1.5 group at 100yds!! Took it hunting, got a 125yd shot at a nice doe. The slight hangfire when not on bags became a big problem, I missed. Reloaded, took my time and did everything right. I next got a shot at 90yds at a standing coyote. Same thing the slight hesitation made me miss. This rifle has 209 ignition. I think I will go to loose American powder for the next season. Anyone else have this problem. Also, after 20+ shots, a water moist patch cleaned it. No scrubbing, no mess, love it!!
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