Update Sept 14 2013

Best day of shooting I have had so far.

50 Yards

50 Yards

Taget Back Side

Taget Back Side

19 Shots. All hit the target. Good times!

Charleville Update V2

Today I stepped up to the big boy table and shot the 50 yard range for the first time. Very happy with the results. Started off hot. Below is the result of four shots–one missed the paper all together, and the other three were good enough to drop a lobsterback at 50 yards.

50 Yards. 2 shots dead center, one bottom right.

50 Yards. 2 shots dead center, one bottom right.

As the day continued, things went downhill a bit. One would assume that as the fouling builds up, a tighter fitting ball would increase accuracy, but no. I struggled with my flints most of the afternoon and as a result, my accuracy suffered after a number of misfires. Next time I will be sure to hit the range with at least a couple of new sharp flints. Here I am firing above the target:

Thanks to Greg Clark for the colorful commentary here (I would write something snarky about him if he wasn’t 6’5″ and quite the marksmen)

As usual, Saturday evenings I listen to the Braves on the radio while cleaning my Charleville. All clean and ready to go.

Black Powder Gun Room

Black Powder Gun Room

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