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Old September 12, 2018, 02:10 PM   #1
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Knight LK 93

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I hope you all have been doing well and makin lots of smoke! Anyway, I ran across what looks to be an unfired Knight LK 93. I snapped it up fer 50 bucks. Nice little .50 cal rifle with fiber optic Williams sights. It has #11 ignition which I plan to keep and use loose powder. This thing has an adjustable trigger which currently its set on "a hair" . Any info you guys could offer on this rifle would be great. The LK and Wolverine seem to be the same gun. Are there any other LK or Wolverine shooters out there. If so what is your best load in it?

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Old September 12, 2018, 03:26 PM   #2
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The site below has some old threads to research about the LK 93.
I chose this thread because it doesn't mention very specialized or expensive bullets such as the Knight/Barnes solid copper bullets or those from custom makers.
The main decision is whether you intend to load with sabots or bore size conicals.

https://www.huntingnet.com/forum/bla...oice-lk93.html

P.S. Another popular bullet to use with a sabot that is similar to Hornady XTP's are the Speer Gold Dot bullets that can be bought in bulk.
They became very popular to use for muzzle loading due to very good expansion.

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Old September 12, 2018, 06:50 PM   #3
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Thanks Articap, that help a ton!
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Old September 17, 2018, 04:47 PM   #4
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P.S. Another popular bullet to use with a sabot that is similar to Hornady XTP's are the Speer Gold Dot bullets that can be bought in bulk.
They became very popular to use for muzzle loading due to very good expansion.
So, I would buy a .45 cal bullet and use it in a sabot for this .50 cal, correct?
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Old September 18, 2018, 01:06 PM   #5
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Use the bullet specifications for MMP sabots as a guide.--->>> https://www.mmpsabots.com/

They have .50 sabots [green] that fits a .429 - .430 bullet.

They have .50 sabots [black] that fits a .451 - .452 bullet.

They have .50 sabots [orange] that fits a .457 - .458 bullet.

They have .50 sabots [blue] that fits a .399 - .400 bullet.

They have standard sabots & HPH series sabots that are made in 2 diameters for tighter fitting bores - the HPH 12 and the HPH 24 for even tighter bores.

The 3 PetalEZ is for the very tightest bores, but only fits .451 - 452 bullets.

Standard sabots--->>> https://www.mmpsabots.com/store/mmp-standard-sabots/

HPH Series sabots--->>> https://www.mmpsabots.com/store/hph-sabot-series/

Another manufacturer is Harvester sabots which makes ribbed sabots but MMP is the largest maker:--->>> https://www.harvestermuzzleloading.com/

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Old September 18, 2018, 05:11 PM   #6
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I have an older Knight .54 caliber, and have always loved the way it feels, balances, and points. The iron sights are pretty nice, and the adjustable trigger is great.

I got real tired of the price of fancy saboted slugs though. I finally ordered a Lee aluminum Minnie ball mold, and less than a week ago I spent another evening casting; 250 bullets aughtta last me a while. I figure they cost me about 5 cents apiece out of pocket. Throw in the fact I've lucked into clearance sales at Walmart after season, where I buy 5 or 10 pounds of Pyrodex for $11 per pound, and I can actually afford to practice with my gun. And that counts for quite a bit.
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Thanks Arcticap! That is a wealth of info. That will help me a ton!
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The Possum,
Please let me know how your gun shoots those Minnie's
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I can't say I've ever tried shooting a formal group with 'em. Gonna have to give it a go this year before season. But so far, they seem at least as accurate as any sabot I've tried. I did shoot a coyote at about 55 yards with 'em last year, and the slug went exactly where I had the sights. If I'm remembering correctly, I settled on 90 grains of Pyrodex RS. I had tried up to 120 grains at one point, but it couldn't even keep shots on the paper.

But like I mentioned above, many of the other options out there cost 10 to 30 times (!) more than these Minnie balls. Even if there was a slight loss of accuracy from the bench, I'd still use 'em since I'm on a budget. I think my chances of success are still greater with a 2 MOA gun I'd practiced with & fired 75 times from field positions, vs. a half MOA gun I'd only shot 10 times. The money may not be as big a factor for others here.

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https://www.harvestermuzzleloading.c...ush-rib-sabots

Let me recommend the crushed rib sabots over the others. They really are 50% easier to load. I almost had to drive a few other types in with a mallet.
And if you give them a call and ask nicely, you can get some samples of a few different types. Or at least they sent me some before I decided I liked them. I'm a round ball only guy now, but if I were to need a sabot, it'd be the crush rib.
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Old September 20, 2018, 07:21 PM   #11
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I ordered some of those today Beagle! Thanks for the tip. I can't wait to shoot this thing.
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