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Login Name Post: Buffalo with a smoothbore        (Topic#306133)
Samuel S. 
32 Cal.
Posts: 17
01-26-18 01:52 AM - Post#1665889    

    In response to NWTF Longhunter

Wow! Cool moose pic!

I think I'll test your 110 2F load and see how that works.

Thanks!

 
wattlebuster 
69 Cal.
Posts: 3561
wattlebuster
01-26-18 06:56 PM - Post#1666049    

    In response to NWTF Longhunter

Good pic
Nothing beats the feel of a handmade southern iron mounted flintlock on a fine frosty morning


 
smo 
70 Cal.
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smo
01-27-18 11:32 AM - Post#1666173    

    In response to wattlebuster

Great photos Sir

I love to see those “Shots from the past”......


Good Luck & Good Shootin'
Smo


 
Nit Wit 
50 Cal.
Posts: 1033
01-30-18 04:25 PM - Post#1666696    

    In response to NWTF Longhunter

Very nice, congratulations!
Nit Wit

 
NWTF Longhunter 
50 Cal.
Posts: 1294
NWTF Longhunter
01-30-18 08:29 PM - Post#1666763    

    In response to smo

  • Quote:
I love to see those “Shots from the past”......



This one was from 1977



 
smo 
70 Cal.
Posts: 4060
smo
02-01-18 07:07 AM - Post#1667056    

    In response to NWTF Longhunter

Great photo Sir

And a nice buck.
Good Luck & Good Shootin'
Smo


 
NWTF Longhunter 
50 Cal.
Posts: 1294
NWTF Longhunter
02-01-18 10:14 AM - Post#1667091    

    In response to smo

Michigan's late muzzleloading season was still young and hadn't been taken over by the dreaded inlines yet.

I found this bucks track one day when I was out cutting wood. I went home, dropped off my wood and grabbed my then new .54 flintlock. I tracked the buck to a small woodlot where I figured he was bedded. I picked a spot to sit and waited hoping he'd come out that evening.

About a half hour before dark he walked out into the open thinking the hunting season was over. From about 50yd's I put a round ball through his lights.

The rifle was made by Jud Brennan in 1977 and this picture was taken in front of the cabin where he and his family was living at the time. Jud moved to Alaska in 1985 and is still making fine flintlocks.

http://judsonbrennan.blogspot.com/



Edited by NWTF Longhunter on 02-01-18 10:23 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
NWTF Longhunter 
50 Cal.
Posts: 1294
NWTF Longhunter
02-02-18 08:56 AM - Post#1667246    

    In response to NWTF Longhunter

Here's Ol' Fancy Pants today with it's ivory and buffalo horn inlays,  it's still a beautiful rifle and  has counted many coups over the years.







 
Kansas Jake 
54 Cal.
Posts: 1528
02-02-18 09:03 AM - Post#1667249    

    In response to NWTF Longhunter

That is really nice.

 
Rifleman1776 
Cannon
Posts: 14814
Rifleman1776
02-02-18 03:27 PM - Post#1667321    

    In response to NWTF Longhunter

  • NWTF Longhunter Said:
20ga smoothbore loaded with 80gr 2FF 595 prb





Big congrats. That moderate load proves a lot. Our muzzle guns are far more effective than many, including some here, than they are given credit for. 'course, he would be dedder ifn' ye had used 200 grain charge.

 
meanmike 
45 Cal.
Posts: 541
02-03-18 06:40 PM - Post#1667550    

    In response to NWTF Longhunter

Nice thread and good stuff. Thank you for and enjoyable story on this fine Saturday afternoon. You made smile, thanks again.
Michael

 
Skychief 
69 Cal.
Posts: 3529
Skychief
09-18-18 10:38 PM - Post#1703197    

    In response to NWTF Longhunter

Ron, I know this thread is aged a bit. Don't know how I missed it months ago.

Hopefully you will see this and possibly answer a question....Were the roundballs used on the buffalo and moose pure lead, or, hardened (either alloyed or water quenched)?

Absolutely impressive either way. Congratulations on some fine hunts!

Best regards, Skychief.



 
NWTF Longhunter 
50 Cal.
Posts: 1294
NWTF Longhunter
09-21-18 06:58 AM - Post#1703553    

    In response to Skychief

  • Quote:
Ron, I know this thread is aged a bit. Don't know how I missed it months ago.

Hopefully you will see this and possibly answer a question....Were the roundballs used on the buffalo and moose pure lead, or, hardened (either alloyed or water quenched)?




I've always used pure lead, some years back I got a good supply of lead pipes from a plumber friend that he got out of an old house. I've never had a need for hardened lead.

 
Skychief 
69 Cal.
Posts: 3529
Skychief
09-21-18 08:44 AM - Post#1703559    

    In response to NWTF Longhunter

Thank you.

 
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