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Old February 24, 2012, 09:17 PM   #26
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Man I sure do appreciate all the advice, you guys are a TON of help. I am gonna go with the .570 and I will get some .010 and .012 patches I already have some .015. I think I'm gonna start at 70 grs and work my way up. I plan to hunt with all three of my BP rifles next deer season. This carbine is going to be the brush gun and used on a few stands I have with short shots <70 yards. Then of course the GPR will do the longer shots, then the buckstalker (scoped) will do the even LONGER shots. Gosh I can't wait till deer season. And keep your hats on folks I even plan to film some hunts.
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Old February 25, 2012, 11:29 AM   #27
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Possible reason for the musket cap could be that the original owner may have been using pellets instead of loose powder.
When the pellets first came out ( and prior to the big inline explosion) sidelock guys wanting to use the pellets had ignition trouble. Needed more ignition heat, therefore went to the musket cap.

Just a thought.

If I were shooting loose powder I'd go back to the #11.
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