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Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: 62 caliber Smooth Bore
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2019, 12:00:20 pm »




Got the nose cap on and the trigger guard as well as started shaping the lock panel and side plate panel. Inletting the ramrod thimbles now and that's it except drilling and tapping the touch hole. The stock is shaping up nice.
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Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: 62 caliber Smooth Bore
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2019, 08:38:21 am »


Got the ramrod thimbles in.



Now its sights and touch hole and scrape this thing down slim!

Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: 62 caliber Smooth Bore
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2019, 02:58:48 am »
That's a good job on the entry pipe, along with buttplates, they are my least favorite job.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: 62 caliber Smooth Bore
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2019, 05:33:24 pm »

Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: 62 caliber Smooth Bore
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2019, 03:23:20 am »
 Do you know about the Skychief load? It sounds out of whack but will tighten your pattern considerably, it has for everyone who tried it, myself included. You roll a 1/2" cushion wad in olive oil and put it over your shot, you would think the wad would blow your pattern but it does the reverse. Skychief is the handle of a guy on the M/L forum who was experimenting and came up with this odd load.

27 yards, 1 1/2 oz of #6, 90 gr of 1F, my gun is jug choked but done poorly and never shot a good pattern until I tried the Skychief loading procedure.

I had two barrels jug choked by Caywood, I sold one to a friend and kept one. I should have kept the other one, my jug was poorly cut, his was perfectly cut. With a skychief load his 40 yard pattern looks like mine at 27 yards.



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Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: 62 caliber Smooth Bore
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2019, 09:07:49 am »
Eric, I love that shot pattern there! I've not heard of it. Any other was in the load?

Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: 62 caliber Smooth Bore
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2019, 09:38:24 am »
Just a standard load with an over powder wad over the powder.  In the above load I cut some thin card wads out of a cereal box and put 4 of them over the powder, the shot and then a 1/2" olive oil soaked fiber wad over the shot. On the first few shots I put the wad and oil in the microwave to make sure it was saturated. On the shot above I just rolled the wads sides briefly in the olive oil because the completely soaked one made a mess loading.

Go over to the Muzzleloader Forum and do a search on a Skychief load, lots of input from folk that tried it.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: 62 caliber Smooth Bore
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2019, 11:14:09 am »
From this to






This!








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Offline Pat B

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Re: 62 caliber Smooth Bore
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2019, 12:19:46 pm »
Very nice. That stock is incredibly beautiful. Looks very old. Well done.   :OK
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Offline chamookman

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Re: 62 caliber Smooth Bore
« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2019, 10:08:48 pm »
Well done Mike  :OK ! Bob
"May the Gods give Us the strength to draw the string to the cheek, the arrow to the barb and loose the flying shaft, so long as life may last." Saxon Pope - 1923.

Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: 62 caliber Smooth Bore
« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2019, 03:37:52 am »
I tried the log thing, with a chainsaw no less and always ran into wood flaws I couldn't work around. I got a couple of marginal blanks for a weeks work.




Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: 62 caliber Smooth Bore
« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2019, 07:36:00 am »
Xvery nice!  Good hunting!
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Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: 62 caliber Smooth Bore
« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2019, 02:54:29 pm »


Ran out real fast before dark today to shoot round balls through it. The first two were touching, I pulled the third bad. The next two were a different size ball. 25 yards at a 3'' bull no rest.

I think Ill work with the ball size from the first two and try it at 50 with a good rest.

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: 62 caliber Smooth Bore
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2019, 07:12:27 pm »
Might try a tighter patch, too.  Charge seems to be close - 2Fg?
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