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mushka 
36 Cal.
Posts: 60
06-04-18 09:49 AM - Post#1688123    


Went to the regular shoot site on the desert because I mostly don't like organized ranges and because we have to get out early to beat the heat. Anyway took the .32 Crockett and did some mostly plinking. Shot at plastic half liter water bottles from about 15 to 35 yards. A decent squirrel size target. At this point not really caring where I hit it, but I'm aiming mostly at the neck(head shot). Hit them most of the time but I really need to train myself to stay away from the trigger after it's set. Fired the rifle twice touching the trigger. I never set it til I'm aiming in the vicinity of the target though. I really like this rifle it's fun. When I have about a hundred shots through the gun I'll start working on a good zero. I've learned though that I need to take only one muzzle loader at a time out, makes it easier for me. I'll shoot the BP gun for awhile then to the the more modern stuff. I always take about three or four of them out along with a couple of pistols. I set up a table then we cook breakfast on the tailgate, then start shooting after we eat. My buds have real guns, so they say, but they kind of like my smoke poles. It's always a decent morning. Get out there at six or six thirty and shoot til about 930 or 1000 when it starts to heat up. Go home and clean guns. A great day.

 
BullRunBear 
45 Cal.
Posts: 626
06-04-18 10:11 AM - Post#1688130    

    In response to mushka

I'm glad you had good results with that Crockett 32 caliber but not surprised. I've been enjoying mine and it's darn accurate. The way you set up your morning with plenty of shooting and time for breakfast sounds great.

As to your friends and their 'real' guns comments: I get that, in a kidding way, from some younger shooting buddies. I just talk about how much money I save with BP weapons because they are slower to shoot and ammo costs are low. The money saved lets me buy more ammo and reloading components.

Jeff

 
Griz44Mag 
40 Cal.
Posts: 298
06-04-18 06:03 PM - Post#1688193    

    In response to BullRunBear

  • BullRunBear Said:

As to your friends and their 'real' guns comments: I get that, in a kidding way, from some younger shooting buddies. I just talk about how much money I save with BP weapons because they are slower to shoot and ammo costs are low. The money saved lets me buy more ammo and reloading components.

Jeff


When I get inquired about black powder, I explain to them that there is indeed a step up between the science of shooting smokeless, and the ART of shooting black powder. And there is a huge gap between the experience of smokeless and the limitless satisfaction of shooting a muzzleloader. Most admit, that the deep throated boom of a black powder charge makes you smile, kind of like listening to an overcammed 454 when you stomp on it.
TX-GRIZ

Load 'em up - Light 'em up -Make some smoke - Bang some steel!


 
hanshi 
Cannon
Posts: 8427
06-05-18 02:18 PM - Post#1688327    

    In response to mushka

I really liked my Crockett, too. Their accuracy is, well, astonishing. My hunting buds always considered me something of a "throwback" because I shoot and hunt with front stuffers. While they would extol their super velocity magnum rifles, I just continue killing the most deer.

 
BullRunBear 
45 Cal.
Posts: 626
06-06-18 08:30 AM - Post#1688462    

    In response to Griz44Mag

Griz, I love that observation about the "ART" of shooting muzzleoaders. Definitely stealing it for use when talking about BP guns.

Jeff

 
Jdavis 
Pilgrim
Posts: 2
06-18-18 02:29 PM - Post#1690250    

    In response to hanshi

I am glad to read such positive reports about the Crockett rifle. I am just putting the finishing touches on my Crockett kit and look forward to putting it to use on some local small game. Hope it is as accurate as yours.

 
Larry (Omaha) 
40 Cal.
Posts: 344
Larry (Omaha)
06-18-18 04:19 PM - Post#1690264    

    In response to mushka

  • Quote:
My buds have real guns, so they say,


Tell your buddies the muzzleloaders I know call modern guns 'Funny Guns"
I do like modern guns too, but that is what we call em.
Flintlocklar

 
BillinOregon 
Cannon
Posts: 6439
06-18-18 05:13 PM - Post#1690274    

    In response to Larry (Omaha)

Making breakfast and shooting with friends in the cool of the desert morning. How does it get better?

 
azmntman 
75 Cal.
Posts: 5370
azmntman
06-18-18 05:43 PM - Post#1690283    

    In response to BillinOregon

Only one way (that we can discuss ) and that's Making breakfast and shooting with friends in the cold of the mountain morning

 
mushka 
36 Cal.
Posts: 60
06-19-18 12:46 PM - Post#1690373    

    In response to azmntman

Next Sunday morning I think I'll furnish breakfast. Take my dutch oven, big frying pan, and conger up a big ass batch of bisquits and gravy. Always goes good and is easier than you might think.

 
2FG 
32 Cal.
Posts: 7
07-11-18 03:23 PM - Post#1693338    

    In response to mushka

Just ordered a Crockett myself are you using .310 balls?

 
M.D. 
70 Cal.
Posts: 4895
07-12-18 01:37 AM - Post#1693373    

    In response to BullRunBear

What's really fun is to out shoot the black guns with a muzzle loader.
That really makes em scratch their heads!

 
CO Elkeater 
45 Cal.
Posts: 637
CO Elkeater
07-12-18 06:14 AM - Post#1693383    

    In response to mushka

  • mushka Said:
Next Sunday morning I think I'll furnish breakfast. Take my dutch oven, big frying pan, and conger up a big ass batch of bisquits and gravy. Always goes good and is easier than you might think.



Yumm yumm. Since I can't get there on time to watch you cook, please give recipe.

 
Sparkitoff 
36 Cal.
Posts: 63
07-12-18 11:36 AM - Post#1693431    

    In response to CO Elkeater

Sounds fun! Where I shoot I have only seen one ML rifle other than mine - ever. That person dry balled within the first 10 shots, left and I haven't seen him again since....

How's the black powder and lead taste on the sausage and eggs? LOL

 
mushka 
36 Cal.
Posts: 60
07-13-18 01:23 PM - Post#1693546    

    In response to 2FG

Yup 2fg. .310 balls, 3f powder,#11cci caps. Seems to shoot best with about 25 grns of powder.

RECIPE: Very simple. One or two pounds of jimmy dean sage sausage, depending on how sausagy you like the gravy. Just fry it up. When it's done pour milk over it, however much you want to make, then start adding plain old flour. Stir til it thickens then add salt and pepper to taste. As all of this is happening a dutch over should be heating up the bisquik bisquets, or hand made whichever you prefer. It's so easy a cave man can do it. I'm not one of those that likes to use all kinds of condiments on my cooking. we use the chinet oval paper plates and plastic utensils for eating, all easily disposed on in a small fire when needed.

 
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