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PEDERSOLI Pedersoli Traditional Hawken Percussion Rifle

Take along a piece of history on your next black-powder hunt with the Pedersoli Traditional Hawken muzzleloader. Its 28-3/8" octagonal barrel has a 1-in-48" twist rate that's ideal for stabilizing a variety of bullets and lead balls. Fully-adjustable sights appeal to serious hunters and target shooters who demand the uptmost in accuracy. Top-grade walnut stock with brass trigger guards, curved buttplate, forend caps, ferrules and ramrod fittings make for a handsome package. Color-case-hardened lock contains hefty coil springs. Adjustable double-set trigger is also standard. This right-handed Davide Pedersoli Traditional Hawken Percussion rifle uses #11 caps. Percussion action. Right-hand only. Barrel finish: Matte blued.
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what is the practical reason to chose the 490 or the 535 bullet size?

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are you planning to hunt with it? .54 is probably a better choice if you'll hunt anything larger than deer, otherwise personal preference.
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I chose the .54 caliber because of what I might choose to hunt in the future. I spent a lot of time reading blogs, studying articles about pros and cons of each size and once I was convinced that I could obtain the needed supplies for the .54, I felt the larger size gave me greater options for what animals I could hunt safely. My son also purchased a different .54 caliber flintlock so having someone that you hunt with using the same caliber is also a positive for me.
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I chose the 535 because it dose the job way better then the 490. I just don't think the 490 is big enough for hu ting big game plus the deer doesn't go very far when you use the 535.
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You will find .50 cal is the most common choice among black powder rifles and therefore can find the widest assortment of ammo and accessories for this caliber. I don't think you will be under gunned with .50 cal vs. a .54 for anything commonly hunted in North America.
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What is the recomended Pyrodex load range in my Cabela's / Investarms .54 Hawen . Thank You

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The Pedersoli Traditional Hawken Percussion Rifle, Item: IK-218588, will use up to 85 grains of pyrodex, with a round ball.
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The standard MAX load of a muzzle loader rifle is double the caliber. Example .32 would be 64 grains, .45 would be 90 grains, .50 would be 100 grains. Now anything above .50 caliber is slightly different. .54 is 110 grains, .58 is 120 grains. This is using FF Black Powder or RS Pyrodex.

These are MAX LOADS and should not be fired on a regular bases. These load ranges do not apply the muskets or shotguns. ALLWAYS!!!!!!! Please refer to your particular firearm recommendations and instructions.

A good hunting charge for a .54 is around 90 grains for round balls. 100 grains for sabot /buffalo bullets. Just plinking, I would drop it down to 55 grains (short ranges), it saves powder and your shoulder. This is using FF Black Powder or RS Pyrodex.

That is what is so special to muzzle loading. You can change your load charge for each shot and dial in your shot to your target. Hope this was helpful, Have Fun and be SAFE. Always remember keep your powder dry and know where your muzzle is pointing.
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Minimum 35 grains with .50 cal. Loaded more from time to time for fun. Most I ever loaded was 150, but it was tough to pack.
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Barrel easily detachable?

Is the barrel on this gun easily removed so I can use the hot water in a five gallon bucket method of cleaning? Thank you.
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The barrel on the Pedersoli Traditional Hawken Percussion Rifle, item # IK-218588, is easy removable. It is done by removing the tenon wedge pin, cocking the hammer and lifting the front of the barrel up a bit and un-hooking the barrel off of the stock's tang.
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Yes. Removed them every week for four years.
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Yes it is easy to remove. Just take out the barrel lug retaining pin and ram rod. Then lift barrel to unhook from the breech. I clean mine in a bucket of hot soapy water all the time.
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sabots?

Can I shoot 50 caliber sabots in this pedersoli hawken 50 caliber? Specifically, a 50 cal harvester crush rib sabot with a hornady .451 or .452 diameter XTP pistol bullet in it? Thank you.
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Sabots are best shot from a rifle with a 1:28 twist. This rifle is a 1:48 twist which allows it to handle both conical bullets and patched round balls. I wouldn't suggest shooting a sabot from this rifle but can tell you that Powerbelt hollow points shoot excellent from it, better than round ball and better than plain lead conicals. I have killed many white tails with a Powerbelt bullet propelled by Triple Seven from Hogdon.
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Sabots can be used.If you read the other Q&As you will find your answer,and more.
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Replacement nipples for the .54

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I asked the question already, however, being the dummy I am, I asked it under the flinter model. Anyway, do you all offer replacement nipples for this rifle? Is so, what is the part number, etc. thank you in advance,
Shrek
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The Pedersoli Traditional Hawken Percussion Rifle, item number IK-218588, would be compatible with nipples that have a 1/4 x 28 thread pattern.
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Look under the detail tabs and it tells you which nipple to buy. And yes, cabelas has them.
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Why does the .54 caliber rifle weight so much less than the .50 caliber rifle?

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Both the .50 caliber and the .54 caliber models of the Pedersoli Traditional Hawken Percussion Rifle, item # IK-218588, use the same stock barrel. Because of this, when the barrel is bored for each caliber, more steel is removed during the boring of the .54 caliber than the .50 caliber barrel. This is the cause for the difference in weight between the two models.
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The .54 is built from the same barrel that the.50 is built from. When they bore out for the .54 they remove more steel, therefore it weights less.
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