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11/9/2018 9:21:38 PM
Posted: 5/7/2018 2:36:44 PM EST
Haven't had a lot of time with work and all, but finally got a day to go shoot. Have a .32 cal Kibler that I built and I am really loving getting to know the little rifle.

Couple pics of my messy bench.





Got started at 40 yds with .31 cal spit patched ball with 20gr of 3f. Results;



Two shots in the left bullet hole, 4 rds.

Second round, 4 shots with 25gr 3f and spit patched ball;



Getting better. Went up to 28gr of 3f;



In this one, my vanity got the best of me!! 4 shots in the one hole, wanted to be able to post a 5 shot one hole group, and immediately pulled the fifth one!!!!!!!!! Felt it when I did it!!

Anyhow, I have found my load for this little girl. All shots were wiped between with a lightly dampened patch with moose milk. Been trying to apply Dutch's methods. Learning slowly, but seeing improvement. All groups shot from a bench with rest.

Doc
Link Posted: 5/7/2018 2:57:06 PM EST
for those of us that don't know about these awesome things, I'm gonna ask the stupid question... Is it really Moose Milk?
Link Posted: 5/7/2018 3:11:47 PM EST
That’s a pretty Rifle!!! And that Tansel style horn is a great match!!!

Good shooting!!!
Link Posted: 5/7/2018 3:40:27 PM EST
You done cut four bulls Alvin !! Nice rifle
Link Posted: 5/7/2018 4:01:31 PM EST
Beautiful rifle !

I'm wanting to get a nice looking flintlock to put on the wall sometime soon.
Link Posted: 5/7/2018 6:29:51 PM EST
Nice rifle.

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Originally Posted By steviesterno16:
Is it really Moose Milk?
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In name only.
Link Posted: 5/7/2018 7:51:46 PM EST
That is one beautiful rifle, nice gear too! And great shooting!
Link Posted: 5/7/2018 11:34:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By steviesterno16:
for those of us that don't know about these awesome things, I'm gonna ask the stupid question... Is it really Moose Milk?
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The version of moose milk i use is;
1 part Ballistol
2 parts isopropyl alcohol
1 part Murphy's oil soap
20 parts water
Link Posted: 5/11/2018 1:16:16 PM EST
That's a sweet Kibler and an even nicer horn! Sweet setup man.
Link Posted: 5/12/2018 5:31:17 AM EST
Nice.... I tend to shoot my .36 a lot more than others... I am nervous about
going smaller than .36, though... I use Pam virgin olive oil as a patch
lubricant....isopropyl, murphys, hydrogen peroxide in equal parts each
works great for me in a GMB....wanting to try radius-bottomed rifling in
the future
Link Posted: 5/17/2018 10:54:05 AM EST
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Originally Posted By jebsofnga:
Nice.... I tend to shoot my .36 a lot more than others... I am nervous about
going smaller than .36, though... I use Pam virgin olive oil as a patch
lubricant....isopropyl, murphys, hydrogen peroxide in equal parts each
works great for me in a GMB....wanting to try radius-bottomed rifling in
the future
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I do like a ball/patch combo that isn't too tight on the .32. That is a dainty rammer!!

Doc
Link Posted: 5/20/2018 9:56:56 AM EST
Beautiful rifle & horn! I am glad to hear you are trying out Dutch's Method. I, too, am going to give it a try in the near future. Having a predictable way of patching has to be worthwhile. I have a custom made .32 by John Bergmann my brother gifted to me a dozen or more years ago and I have yet to shoot it. I am curious as to what diameter ball you are using? I have been black powder shooting since the early 1970's and always used a lead ball .010 under the bore size and have never tried .005 under bore size. I am wondering if you have tried this and if you have a preference? Putting four together means you are doing something right!
Link Posted: 5/22/2018 9:22:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/22/2018 9:26:56 PM EST by DocGP]
HC
You called it. .31 ball and old cotton t shirt patches. I don't use a tight patch and ball in 32 since the rod is a bit small, and i don't have a range rod for the 32. I have tried tight combos in my 58, but even if they are a bit more accurate, i don't like fighting them. Just my. O2.

Doc
Link Posted: 5/22/2018 9:53:54 PM EST
Thanks Doc! It will be June before I can get to the range and I need to get some patching material. Things should free up after June 10 or so. I really like your rifle!
Link Posted: 5/24/2018 10:27:49 AM EST
HC,

Be sure to catch a few pictures and post a report!! Love to see what you have!

Doc
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