This one is same charge and load expet it has the full cusion. 10 yards as well. On all shoots the box target was taped to botom of box was shreded after 10 shoots and the ground infront of the box was tore to living hell. I will be filling the site down tonight half way and see hwo it moves teh pint of inpact up.
Go to a 80/110 or 120 load. Shoot with and without the cushion wad. For most folks the cushion wad causes holes in the pattern. Lets see some pictures of the whole gun!
I rolled my bird at a touch over 40 yards last year with a 90/120 load of 6's.
The above picter is of my American Lancaster smothbore ( longest one ) the other gun in the picture is my Lymann Great Plains rifle. Both are .54 caliber and both are fun to shoot, thouhg the lancaster is top of that enjoyment thresh hold.
A flintlock smooth bore long gun is in my future, but not yet. I am building a short barreled 58 caliber smoothbore right now, but there is little that is correct about it in any way! A flintlock poor boy type or a plain trade gun is what I hope to end up with eventually.
A guy named Roundball has posted some smoothbore methods that seem to work for a lot of folks. He is using postit sticky notes to make shot tubes out of. The patterns he is showing are pretty good coming out of a smoothbore with no choke. My gun likes a thick heavy over powder card and no cushion or lube. When dove season rolls around this fall I will try out the paper roll method myself because it looks like it would be a lot faster. Good luck and nice gun!
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