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Big Bore muzzle stuffer

Discussion in 'Long Guns' started by Djcala, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    Found a .58 finally. She needed some love to put back in firing condition, so dirt cheap :yum:.
    Its a Navy Arms Hawken Hunter .58 cal, full 1 1/16 barrel patent chamber bored. Had half a minnie ball stuck deep took me some work to get that out then a good cleaning and anipple swap. BOOM its a great shooter, really heavy and a lot of fun. Ive run it as hot as 150grn 2f behind a 611grn Maxiball OH MY WORD thats strong. But with just a patch round ball and 90 grn 2f its a pure joy and accurate to 100yds so far about my max for irons anyway.
    Theres a pic of a cute lil 50cal bullet next to a 600grn .58. 0210201132a.jpg 0210201132.jpg 0206200945.jpg :sniper:
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  2. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    Fitting shirt, and yes sir in mybworld we shoot off the front porch back porch heck the spare bedroom window is a fine deer stand too. Screenshot_20200211-123140.png Screenshot_20200211-123102.png Screenshot_20200211-123042.png
  3. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Nice. My dad had a .54 and I found it to be more enjoyable to shoot than my .50. Love the bigger bore guns.
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  4. nitesite

    nitesite Average Guy Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    OUTSTANDING Sir.
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  5. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Oh boy, when I read the back of your shirt, that really cracked me up.
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  6. hombre243

    hombre243 .30-06 Elite Member

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    My first big bore was a T/C Renegade in 54 cal. Smoothest, most accurate muzzleloader I ever owned...but my Navy Arms Kentucky 45 and the 2 KY longrifles were super accurate too. Just not as powerful. I got in a money bind and had to sell it and could not get the money together to retrieve it. Then years later I found I had enough money for the Lyman Great Plains rifle in 54 cal amd it near beat me to death. Crescent shaped butts aint no good on wimmins nor long rifles. I doubt I will get another 43. Just no need anymore.

    I like this rifle of yours though. Gives me something to ponder a I wander...
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  7. meanstreak

    meanstreak .30-06 Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Shooting off your porch...perfect. I am envious, in a good way.
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  8. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    Did a comparison shot that confirms basically bigger bullets make bigger holes:mornin: target was an old 1/4 inch steel plow head set at 50 yards was concerned about the solid lead vs steel simply grenading on impact. Shot 30/30 170 grn corelokt, 5.56 55 grn fmj , and the .58 cal with a 600grn maxi bullet. Result in picks are obvious and kinda impressive for solid lead (still hoping to find the bullet) .
    30 cal hole on bottom , 556 on top , and the big hole in center with long crack is the shoulder fired artillery piece. I'm feeling the desire now to arrange a buffalo harvest. Added comparison of modern 55grn 556 vs antiquated 0313201731a.jpg 0312201852.jpg 600 grn .58
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  9. dieselmudder

    dieselmudder .30-06 Elite Member "Philanthropist"

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    Man that is a hunk of lead. You have access to a chronograph? I'd be curious what kind of energy that dude is putting down.

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  10. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Just guessing, I'm going to say:

    A lot.

    :)
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  11. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    Well cool thing of muzzleboomer you can of course manipulate with loads very easily on the fly heres a quick simple look not exact but close typically
    Ballistic calculator says 3851ft lbs :
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    Last edited: Apr 4, 2020
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