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Lyman Great Plains Rifle 50 cal.

:D John. Im my humble opinion they are an outstanding rifle. They are not an exact copy of an original but they are about as close as your going to get outside of a custom build gun. I have several of them,in .50,and .54. Both in caplock and flint. The only thing I have to say bad about them is that the last two shot extremily low at 50 yards. We betalking about 20 inches low. It is not a problem,just file down the front blade. Actually I like to file the blades down in the first place so I can kind of customize the gun to the load. .. My friends and I have probably about an even dozen of em that are used as hunting guns. On Jan 11 we have a open muzzleloader shoot,rb only,no scopes,iron sights only. These Lyman guns give a real good showing for themselves. If you have never had one of these before you might start with about 80 of 2f and use a pillow ticking patch ,along with the rb.. That should give you a good place to start,and dont ferget to use a good lube on the patch,..Other than My homemade stuff I have been using Remington Wonder Lube. It seems to work great. :-D :-D King
 

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I also think the GPR is a very good rifle. I have one in .50 that I bought new twenty years ago and learned to hunt with it. For something made by Investarms, they're pretty good. I would rank them high for a production gun. I also use the pillow ticking only - .018" thick. I lube with Wonder Lube but I used to use Lube 109 - in my opinion, the best stuff there ever was. As far as accuracy goes, I get about a 4" group at 100 yards. Some will do better but since I usually won't hunt that far, it doesn't matter. My hunting range has usually been under 80 yards and I've been very successful wirth that rifle. I use BP only as Pyrodex gives hangfires. 80 grns with a .490 ball. I have alot more to tell you if you need more info....
 

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Lyman Great Plains Rifle 50 cal.

This was my first muzzleloader. It's about as an authentic reproduction as you can get. I don't care for the way its finished but that dark wood can be sanded and easily refinished to give you a much nicer looking rifle. I've never really heard anyone critcize this rifle. It's priced right and a well made rifle. I doubt you'd be disappointed in buying one
 

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John said:
Hey guys I have a chance to pick up a new GPR really cheap brand new I was wondering if anybody has had any experience with this rifle if so how was the accuracy and all around performance of the rifle. thanx. John :D :D :D
JOHN, how cheap? and where?
 

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I'd go for the Lyman GPR they are with out a doubt one of the most compelling values in shooting, they look a great deal more like a real Hawken than any T/C, and the proper slow twist makes them considerably more accurate with Patched RB than any 1 in 48" compromise twist rifle.
I've never owned the GPR hunter myself but friends have and they
are every bit as accurate as most inlines for shooting slugs, one could get one GPR and then get the other barrel and have essentially 2 rifles for the price of one. The GPR's cost less than the parts to build a decent custom
rifle. The only negative point I can think of is the deep traditional crescent buttplate would be somewhat painful on the fast twist model when you're shooting heavy slugs with stout charges, I think one of those past pads would be a definite need in that case. I think the GPR kits are an even better value than the factory rifle plus you can brown the metal parts
as well as probably make a much better looking finish on the stock.
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lyman GPR

yup i love mine! the only thing i wish is that i would of got the 1 in 66 twist instead of the hunter bbl,but the 1 in 32 is very accurate! i had the lyman receiver sight on mine for this season but switched it back to the traditional "primative" sight it just seems more appropriate for the rifle. The buck horn sight that also is supplied with the rifle is very nice too. :)
 

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:D :D yes sir that gpr is a real nice piece and i highly rcomend them to people i saw a post about the 1-32 twist and to anwer , the power belts work great out of them as well as t/c's mini's balls the buffalo's did ok as well,and i noticed someone said somthing about hang fires! yes it happens but if your not to worried about being authentic then dixie gunworks has a replasement MUSKET NIPPLE around 4.00 cheap insurance in the deer woods when that number 11 fails , every year i hear a fizz and someone cussing and find out that they had ignition failuers, thats not the only contributing causes for ignition failuars but a start to imprvements.
kevin :D :D
 
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