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5 years 25 weeks ago, 1:33 AM

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blackpowder shooters

Anybody shoot blackpowder guns besides me?I fell into it by accident,picked up a 1851 navy colt wallhanger at a garage sale for 25.00,cylinder didn't rotate,springs were broke, looked pretty rough.

But it said Cabelas on it so i took it to the Cabellas closest to me and they replaced it with a brand new one,free.No paper work or receipt and no problems from Cabelas.It's a great shooter .36 caliber.
So i bought a .50 caliber CVA rifle and after about 300 rounds i was printing 12 inch groups,which is the best i have been able to do so far.Shot one deer with it.

Let me know how you like your BP guns

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5 years 25 weeks ago, 5:20 AM

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yes I shoot them at roudevous in Iwoa and Minnesota .36 cal and .44cal also .50cal single shoot and the six shooters and have built Several english belt pistols.

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5 years 25 weeks ago, 6:06 AM

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Hey Mark

Have you been to Ahlmons gun shop out by Faribault for that Rendevous? if so how does that one compare to others youv'e been to?

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5 years 23 weeks ago, 5:49 AM

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no i havent, didn't even know about it and my folks even live in medford
(you got me) never even heard of them. I use track of the wolf here in the metro

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5 years 23 weeks ago, 8:05 AM

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Ahlmans gun store

Mark, check out www.ahlmans.com they have a lot going on,and the shooters round up is a lot of fun.The store is west of Morristown in the boonies.
They have outdoor ranges,bring your own targets and stands.The pits are kind of in rough shape but you can shoot all you want for 5 dollars.I save milk jugs,fill em with water and blast away.

Then you can go to Medford and buy some Nikes,lol

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5 years 23 weeks ago, 5:52 AM

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I go to the Lansing Iowa,late june and GrandRapids in aug

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5 years 24 weeks ago, 8:19 PM

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i just got a new muzzle loader. my new best gun, the Tompson center magnum pro-hunter.

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5 years 24 weeks ago, 9:26 PM

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do they

recommend seasoning the barrel?

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5 years 24 weeks ago, 9:30 PM

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yes, it came with a cd, explaning why you should use there line of products too. "go figure" lol

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5 years 23 weeks ago, 5:46 AM

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how did they explain seasoning the barrel ?
I uasally tear it down and put in the oven at 200 degrees for a couple hours and use any BlackPowder products you want

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5 years 23 weeks ago, 11:02 PM

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I guess I lost the c/d but I don’t believe they said anything about putting the barrel in the oven. I have herd of people doing this thought, never tried it myself. I use Thompson/center “ T 17 “ muzzleloader bore seasoning patches. When I first got the t/c I did these steps
1. clean
2. use season patch
3. use shoot
And repeat cleaning and seasoning every time. I cant say how many times you should use the seasoning patch, since I lost the c/d. but I use it every time, how often do you fire a black power anyway. The seasoning patches work as a bore butter also, letting the bullet slide easier. Always season it thoroughly before storing the gun, clean first thought.

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5 years 23 weeks ago, 2:43 AM

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i used bore grease

and just shot the hell out of it.When i first started shooting it ,i could literally noy hit a 4' x 4' sheet of plywood at 100 yards.But after about 50 rounds it started hitting, and i continued shooting for about 300 rounds and satrted getting 12 inch groups.That was good enough to hunt with and i did get a deer in december,2 years ago.
I have to strip the gun down to the last nut to clean it though,which involves a lot of work.I was wondering if the Thompson was better thought out as i have never handled one.

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5 years 23 weeks ago, 9:09 AM

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i have had two t/c

i have had two t/c blackpowers. first the BLACK DIAMOND, Nothing special. Second the t/c encore 209X50 magnum pro-hunter, this gun just felt great in my hand I only shot it 15 times, or so. The gun shot great out of the box. My average at 100yd is 1 ½ inches “ using a cheep gun rest”. Using 100 gr. Of pyrodex, it has almost no kick. It is the new shotgun brake style so cleaning ( for storage ) only takes minutes. I almost got the omega, for the quick disamably. If you don’t know the back plug
( where the shotgun primer sits) can be removed with a twit of your fingers.
The pro-hunter just felt better to me. the bad thing about it is your going to pay 800 to 900 dollars for just the gun, the price might have come down a little I got it when it just came out.

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5 years 23 weeks ago, 12:54 PM

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anyone shoot the savage 10ML 2 smokeless

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