Range report .50 cal Thunder Hawk

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  1. Jan 11, 2019 at 9:53 PM #1

    Confederate rifleman

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    250 gr XTP, Harvester crush rib and 70 gr of 3f Swiss. 31 degree breezy day, so I shot at 50 yards open sights.
    Recoil was surprisingly modest for a 22 weight rifle. The sights are tough for these 55 year old eyes. Either peep or scope will be necessary.
    Groups were quite good! 3 round groups were from 7/16 to 1 5/8.
    Clean-up was a breeze. Actually easier than my Black Diamonds. Big surprise there!
    Breech fouling was rather light and nothing made it back to the trigger mechanism. Sweet!
    One range secession does not a trend make. But it's a good start.
    I think that the 250s are the heaviest bullets I'll use in sabots. They're my favorite bullet hands down. Next time I'll chrono to see how velocities compare.
    This is a fun rifle! Another good one discontinued before its time...
     
  2. Jan 12, 2019 at 12:19 AM #2

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    Nice, can you post pics yet..?
     
  3. Jan 12, 2019 at 12:38 AM #3

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  4. Jan 12, 2019 at 12:40 AM #4

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    sending you a p.m.
     

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