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Offline amw334

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36 caliber questions
« on: March 31, 2018, 03:42:58 AM »
I just purchased a 36 cal flinter from a friend of mine.  He is a gunsmith and a little old lady brought it too him to sell for her.  A few questions:
1. what style/school is it?
2. can i shoot ff as its the only powder i have at the moment?



Offline rich pierce

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Re: 36 caliber questions
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2018, 04:03:23 AM »
Has Lancaster lines.  Yes you can use FFG.
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Re: 36 caliber questions
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2018, 04:05:59 AM »
thanks for the feedback

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Re: 36 caliber questions
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2018, 04:07:32 AM »
I think youíll have a great time shooting that little rifle.
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Re: 36 caliber questions
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2018, 04:22:51 AM »
cant wait to send some lead down range. 

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Re: 36 caliber questions
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2018, 04:48:10 AM »
2f,  while not preferred for that rifle, will work. Also, I just picked one up a month ago, and it's a freaking blast.

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Re: 36 caliber questions
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2018, 05:09:09 AM »
ok cool, will be a little bit until i can get some fffg

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Re: 36 caliber questions
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2018, 05:43:00 AM »
Do try some 3F but donít be surprised if it likes FFg better. Mine does.
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Re: 36 caliber questions
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2018, 06:47:36 PM »
 amw334 - good for you on your purchase.  A .36 is a lot of fun to shoot. While I have yet to develop a load for my .36 using 2F,

I like to have accuracy loads for all my guns with both 2f and 3F, thus if ever short of one, the other will work just fine.

I have always found 2F to foul less or no more than 3F, even though you normally have to use a little more 2F to get the same

velocity and point of impact as your accuracy load in 3F.
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Re: 36 caliber questions
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2018, 09:56:14 PM »
Thanks for all the info. Hopefully I can shoot it this week.

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Re: 36 caliber questions
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2018, 12:43:25 AM »
Normally I use 3F for about everything.  But I've also burned a lot of 2F.  I don't try to duplicate 3F ballistics with 2F but I will find an accurate load with it, often these are lighter than normal loads.
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