Saturday, January 17, 2009
From our friend, Mr. Larry Potterfield at Midway USA
Bore sight the rifle
Bore sight the rifle
- center the bore of the rifle to the target at 25 yards
- adjust the scope starting with the windage screws on the scope base
- adjust the adjustment turrets on the scope until the cross hairs are centered on the target
- fire one shot at 25 yards to confirm that you're on the paper and near the center of the target
- fire your second shot at the target at 100 yards
- after the shot, place the cross hairs back on the bulls eye
- hold the gun securely in a rest without moving it and windage screws to place the vertical wire over the bullet hole
- use the scope's windage and elevation turrets to place the cross hairs directly over the bullet hole
- fire the third shot at the bulls eye and your rifle should be perfectly zeroed
- fire the fourth shot to confirm
Sunday, January 11, 2009
I'm thinking about buying a Thompson Center Firestorm with a SS barrel. I've found one for about $449 NIB. Not a great deal, but not too bad either.
First, I wanted to contact the PA Gaming Commission to make sure that this type of flintlock would be acceptable for use during PA's Hunting Seasons. I was told on the phone that this model would be OK for use during the flintlock season. I didn't want to spend the money only to find out they didn't allow the use of synthetic stocks or something else.
I read a GunWeek Review on the Firestorm and a forum post on HuntingPA about the Firestorm that sounded pretty good and a friend mentioned that he was looking at one of these models as well. I only wish it came with a nice wooden stock and brass accents like the Hawken.
From the research I've done this week, I think I'll go with one. Happy Birthday to me!
UPDATE: I just picked up the Firestorm and it looks great. My wallet isn't so happy about the fact that flintlocks require a whole range of dedicated accessories and cleaning tools, but I think it's cool. It's a modern flintlock, but to me it's still a great tribute.