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Thread: Hawken swallows T7 for the first time

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    Boolit Master FrontierMuzzleloading's Avatar
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    Mar 2015

    Hawken swallows T7 for the first time

    Awesome day with 70 grains Triple 7 2FG, .490" Round Ball wrapped in .018 patch with Frontier's Anti-Rust & Patch Lube.

    3 low shots are slight hang fires. Using a Treso nipple, I found that the T7 creates a hard crust in the nipple hole and for best results, I need to run a nipple pick after each shot.

    My first 2 shots of the day were touching, then she started that slight hiccup and so I learned.... Pick the nipple hole clear before loading.

    I am not a huge fan of T7 to be honest. I've had a hard time with it in the earlier years with inconsistent groups and of course, I hate swabbing when shooting the Inline rifles.

    Today, I did not have to swab the bore once and the bore felt almost like a clean barrel when reloading the next shot.

    Tomorrow I plan on shooting a lot more and try lowering the charge down a bit. That T7 load is hotter than my Goex hunting load.

    I WILL be sticking with Goex for hunting, that is a 100% Guarantee!

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    Boolit Buddy GoexBlackhorn's Avatar
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    Dec 2015
    Clinton Twp. MI
    I don't miss using T7. Had you shot 15-20 instead of 7, you may have froze shut / seized up both your nipple threads and your bolster drum screw threads.

    Your Frontier's Anti-Rust & Patch Lube eliminated the infamous T/7 crud ring buildup at the breech. But it's odd that those seven patches show no signs of your lube on them.

    Have you changed the recipe to clear?

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    Boolit Master FrontierMuzzleloading's Avatar
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    Mar 2015
    I'll be putting close to 30 shots down range tomorrow. I use plumbers tape on the threads, but that's not really a t7 issue, every powder will freeze up those threads if they are not lubed.

    My lube is a whitish/very light tan color. Once you put it on thin, you can only feel the velvet soft feeling of the lube once it cures.
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