I received the Hawken ML this afternoon, just before I left for a Cast Bullet Shoot. I got home about 9:30, and examined it again.
Watta PERFECT rifle for my purposes. It was a little embarrassing, but I'm SO GLAD that I accepted your offer.
I like the sights. They'll work great for me.
It's very slim and lightweight for a Hawken design.
I'm really amazed at how simple and yet ingenious the design of these MLs. I betcha people in olden days would have liked to have had rifles like the replicas we have nowadays.
Do you think I should clean the barrel, before I fire it? OR, just make sure things are clear, fire it and then clean it?
There is some kinda grease in the barrel, and I dunno if it's petroleum based or not. If it is, I might wanna get it out first.
I'm purty shore this rifle will be my next one for the matches. Just as soon as I can get it tested, sighted in, etc. I plan on using 75 grains of 3F, and hoping the ticking patches I'm using now will be the ticket.
There's another match for July comin up, if my wife doesn't force me to go fishing.
Smitty of the North