Author Topic: Breaking in my new .54  (Read 557 times)

Offline Heyboy

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Breaking in my new .54
« on: August 25, 2019, 05:32:01 AM »
Trying to shoot and have as much fun as I can and also fine tune my new rifle for hunting season. Itís a Kibler put together by my friend Jack DuPrey. It was cutting patches but the barrel was brand new and after a little steel wool and kroil lapping it isnít doing it and the gun is settling in nice. Both are offhand, one at 30 and one at 50 yards. What a blast to shoot.





Offline MuskratMike

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Re: Breaking in my new .54
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2019, 05:51:52 AM »
What loads, patches, lube/spit and ball size please.
"Muskrat" Mike McGuire
Keep your eyes on the skyline, your flint sharp and powder dry.

Offline Heyboy

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Re: Breaking in my new .54
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2019, 02:53:01 PM »
The deer target started with the 2 low shots 50 grains with an .018 wonderlube patch with .530rb.
Bumped it up to 60 grains and thatís where the other 8 shots are.
Also 60 for the bullseye target with same ball patch combo.
Tried some cut .018 patches with spit the next day and had to bump it to 70 grains to get it to shoot at point of aim at 50.
.535 load hard even with .013 patch.