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    Failure to fire rate

    A few years ago, two of us at our lease were getting ready the evening before opening day of deer muzzleloading. I was putting in a new flint, making sure the barrel was dry and ready for a new load, etc. The other guy, who hunted with an unmentionable muzzleloader, was just messing around and...
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    what is this?

    The century+ old farm house we had on the lease I was on was like that. The main leaseholder was a guy from the Panhandle of Florida that is a home builder focusing on higher-end homes...yet he still builds a lot of them every year. He told me he would lay in bed looking at the woodwork in the...
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    To Dave Person, Gunbuilders and locks

    I would bet that all of us that have a rifle built by Dave can attest to the excellence of the lock work he does. Not even close to "out of the box!" :thumb:
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    Thoughts on the different rifle styles ?

    I agree with Gus on this one, but everyone is individual and will have their preferences. With 21 years of traditional muzzleloading behind me now and having owned many styles of guns, I have concluded that I like the earlier styled longrifles with the wider and flatter buttplates as well as...
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    New Flintlocks

    The problem with "the net" is that there are many times people posting stuff they know nothing about or just reposting "something they heard" as fact. So one has to be very careful to really filter what they read or see on the net. Saw a video of one moron loading up a big 12 GA double...
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    If FedEx stops delivering Black Powder…

    Well.....I have to eat crow on this statement! 😞 When I initially looked today, I was looking at the view where all types are shown and there is nothing noted there about being out of stock. But I just went in to place an order and looking one level deeper in the info, MANY brands and...
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    If FedEx stops delivering Black Powder…

    Looking at Powder Inc's site, they appear to be well stocked at this time. Wasn't that way several months back. I've ordered in the 25 lb lots to get the best pricing and if you have a couple friends you can sync up and split that kind of shipment. A little over $22/lb for Old Eynsford 2F...
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    If FedEx stops delivering Black Powder…

    In a way, this situation highlights how important it is to support GOEX. They are the only manufacturer of black powder in the US. In a country the size of the US we will need a strong US-based black powder manufacturer like GOEX because if the commercial shipping capability were to cease...
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    Sad news - Zonie has passed

    Zonie help me immensely on my first gun build back in 2013. He patiently provided advice and counsel to me on that project and as a result I'm sure it turned out much better than if I would not have had his fine and knowledgeable tutoring. May God bless him and my condolences to your family on...
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    Roe buck hunting in Hungary.

    Brits, thanks for posting another great video from Cap-N-Ball. :thumb: Seems like the ultimate to hunt with an original 1700's rifle. That's as cool as it gets (other than if it was still in it's original flinter configuration). I still think these are all staged though. How could he...
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    Making and early Peter Berry rifle

    Dave, not that I'm any expert in this, but it's not just the lower butt moulding that goes through brass. Maybe I'm not seeing the picture correctly, but it surely looks like the carving at the very tip of the patchbox finial also goes through brass. So perhaps this was a very intentional...
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    Hawken fullstocks. Any experiences?

    ToTW kit. Link to the Flickr album containing all of my build pics below. If you click on any picture in the album, you can see any build notes I added below the pic. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157639906287386 Teaser pics of finished rifle: It can shoot: 50...
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    Jackson Minnesota Rendezvous

    Thanks for posting. If I didn't already have that weekend booked, I'd be going over. My wife's family is from the Jackson area and her maternal grandparents are buried there. I've never been to Fort Belmont, though. Looks like a good place to stop in for a while. Will have to keep it in...
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    Who went to the CLA in Lexington KY?

    My wife and I, along with a close friend and his wife who used to rendezvous all over, and had been to the show about 20 years ago, took the motorhome down for a couple weeks in Kentucky with the show as one of the attractions to see. We also spent time in Land Between the Lakes as well as the...
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    Trail-cam pictures.

    He's coming along nicely. :thumb: I think you are right that he would have a lot of takers, and that's OK....each person has their own goals for deer hunting. For a lot of guys, that might be the biggest buck they've ever seen, much less had a crack at. One thing I learned while on a lease...
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