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  1. Jeff Gleason

    A day at the range...

    Getting my Ol' Faithful ready to make meat this fall. It's a flintlock smoothbore. I can shoot bird shot or ball out of it. Shooting a .54 patched round ball over 100gs of FFFG . The first target at 15 yards, the second at 25. I did a little sight adjustment to get the point of impact above the...
  2. Jeff Gleason

    My first smoothbore

    I went with a .54/28gauge, but I would suggest a larger bore, like 20 gauge. The tightness of your pattern can be controlled bu the makeup of your load.
  3. Jeff Gleason

    Do you prefer a smoothbore over rifles?

    After decades of shooting just rifles, shooting a smoothbore was somewhat of an epiphany. My .54 "smooth rifle" is a 28 gauge shotgun, and a patched round ball gun that I can shoot with acceptable precision. Don't get me wrong, I love my rifles, but the ease with which my smoothie can be...
  4. Jeff Gleason

    CRKT Tomahawk Modification

    Good job!
  5. Jeff Gleason

    Hey y’all, I made a patch knife

    Nice knife!
  6. Jeff Gleason

    Straight Peanut Oil for Patch Lube?

    I have used peanut oil, and olive oil on the range, but for sitting in the gun, it tends to leach and affect the powder a little. We made jokes about peanut oil being jiffy lube, but it works fine. Just wring out your patches so there isn't much excess.
  7. Jeff Gleason

    24 and 28 Ga Smothbore Performance

    I built a Sitting Fox kit, a "smooth rifle" in the Virginia style. It is a flintlock, 28 ga. It took a bit of experimentation and load testing, but it shoots shot or ball very well. I use a load combination of wad, card and wrapped shot to adjust my pattern tightness. For example, for turkey...
  8. Jeff Gleason

    Birds Eye Stocked Flintlock I Just Finished

    Wow! Just Wow!!!
  9. Jeff Gleason

    2 Cannons

    Very nice!
  10. Jeff Gleason

    What to do when you're tall?

    Once in a while, a gun ad will mention taller shooters. T/C Silver Elite
  11. Jeff Gleason

    Made me a Shot Pouch

    Good work!