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Author Topic: My new Hawken!  (Read 1364 times)

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Re: My new Hawken!
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2019, 07:50:13 PM »
Fantastic looking rifle!!!  :hairy

You're gonna have some good times with that!!!  :yessir:
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Re: My new Hawken!
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2019, 09:39:34 PM »
Thatís a prime one Steve!  Suppose Iíll havta see it in person next year at rendezvous!!!

Yup! A keeper!!!

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Re: My new Hawken!
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2019, 07:35:30 AM »
She is a beauty, Steve! I love that stock! Good luck with her this fall.

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Re: My new Hawken!
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2019, 02:27:15 PM »
Beautifull rifle Steve, congrats and happy hunting! :*:
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Re: My new Hawken!
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2019, 06:36:56 PM »
That is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!  :hairy

Only 8 pounds?  You can carry that all day!

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Re: My new Hawken!
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2019, 10:36:43 AM »
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Re: My new Hawken!
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2019, 08:23:31 AM »
Very nice Rifle!!  :bl th up
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Re: My new Hawken!
« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2019, 02:06:49 PM »
Here is a report on the range work to date.
I started load development with the loads that shoot good in my Deer Creek 54.
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The ticking is too thin for the Hawken rifle and I had burn through and cuts on all patches.  I next tried pocket drill, Twill, and denim.  All shot good tight groups, no problems with cuts or burns.  The pocket drill loads easier so I went with that.
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Re: My new Hawken!
« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2019, 02:13:17 PM »
I noticed some occasional slight delay with ignition so I switched to 3-f Goex.  It is better, I believe the smaller granulation goes down into the flash channel more consistently.  Problem solved. 
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Re: My new Hawken!
« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2019, 02:17:48 PM »


I took the best load of those groups (70 grains 3-f, pocket drill patching, and my best 3 parts water to 1 part Ballistol lube mix and shot some more 5 shot groups to confirm.  Then I started filling down the front sight.

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Re: My new Hawken!
« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2019, 02:28:47 PM »
The next session I shot at 17 yards, 30 yards, and 50 yards.  The process was shoot two, file the sight some, shoot two more.  When it looked good I moved the targets out and repeated the process.  At 50 yards I saw a need to tap the rear sight to the right.  I put a small witness mark on the barrel dovetail and the sight first then tapped it over a little. Oops, went too far.  Tapped it halfway back and put the next two shots into the 10 ring. 
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Ran out of time and quit for the day.  Next session will be shot at 75 and 100 yards for more fine adjustments on the sights if necessary.  At that point I will call that a good target load.  Then I plan to up the powder charge into the 90 - 100 grain load for elk hunting.
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Re: My new Hawken!
« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2019, 02:33:24 PM »
I couldn't be happier with the rifle.  Thanks to the builder for making proper breech cleaning tools and scrapers before he installed the breech, it is the easiest and quickest to clean of any I own. 
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Re: My new Hawken!
« Reply #27 on: October 17, 2019, 02:59:17 PM »
Steve, I'd say that's a right mighty fine rifle that's gonna give you a whole lot of joy for sure!  :hairy
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Re: My new Hawken!
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2021, 11:55:56 PM »
Just saw this thread.
That is one of the best looking rifles I have ever seen.

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Re: My new Hawken!
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2021, 12:20:54 AM »
Just saw this thread.
That is one of the best looking rifles I have ever seen.

Glad you pulled it back to the top!  I have to agree.
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