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    T/C 12g New Englander max safe loads

    I used one of these a fair bit before acquirng my Pedersoli's. You will find the New Englander 12ga is a light gun so felt recoil is stiffer than in a heavier gun. I used Circle Fly wads ( Cards & wads for muzzle loading shotguns - Track of the Wolf ), 12ga overpowder card, 12ga cushion wad...
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    Need help

    All good advice above. My 2cents: 1) Google "ardesa spain muzzleloader" and a bunch of stuff will come up. Read the Randy Wakeman article on dangerous muzzleloaders. 2) Deciding to go forward with this, or any other muzzleloader, for hunting the first step is to decide what load you are...
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    Pedersoli Classic with both barrels bulged.

    As suggested above, just send Pedersoli an email with your questions. Give them the serial number and they will tell you what they know about the gun. Here is the response I got when I asked about a used gun I had just bought...
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    Second barrel load movement...

    I hunt with Pedersoli SxS's. Especially in the duck blind I use the unfired barrel as a handy place to put the ram rod as I reload the fired barrel. Always give it a couple of taps just to be sure there was no load shift in the unfired barrel, and I have never found one. I use Circlefly...
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    Shotgun barrels ?

    So, what does the rest of it look like? I am going to speculate the 15's have something to do with bore size?
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    What gun do I have

    If your gun has the 1-24 twist the patched round ball may be sub-optimal in your gun. You might want to check out fast twist projectile discussions over at: Modern Muzzleloader
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    CVA Double 12ga

    Good job, very nicely done. Thanks for sharing the photos.
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    shot size for turkey

    Shooting them with the front stuffer, even when targeting the head and neck, every now and then a flyer pellet or two hits down in the breast. It makes a mess with blood and feather bits through the wound channel. I can't imagine trying to clean up a body shot bird. The head and neck is not a...
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    Revolver presentation cases

    Thanks for sharing this link.
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    Gifted a nice SXS

    Sweet looking gun, but got to agree the barrel as-is is not a one I would try to shoot. It will sure look purty up on the wall though.
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    lead shot from from Rotometals

    Just FYI, RotoMetals has reclaimed shot for a little less (still high though). Before the Cali lead ban reclaimed was the go-to for dove, quail and clay birds. Opens the pattern and makes you look like a somewhat competent shooter.
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    1,200 Yard .45 Cal Sidelock (Rice Barrels 1:17 Twist)

    Very impressive. What do you figure the maximum height of the bullet over the line of aim might be on that 1200 yard journey?
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    Got a nice Tom last night.

    Congrats! Great photos and story. Thanks for sharing.
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    Cali Turkey Countdown...

    Pedersoli 12ga with screw in chokes, 85gr mixed powder, 1 1/4 OZ #7 1/2 Bismuth/Tin from Rotometals.
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    Turkey Hunting Successes and Pics Please

    "TH, that is a major bird! Did you get a weight on him?" Did not. These Rio Grand turkeys max out at about 20 pounds or so. Carrying this guy out he seemed to be every bit of that.