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  1. Spikebuck

    New San Jacinto Battleground Film Series Reenacts Key Moments of the Battle of San Jacinto April 19-22

    I thought I would pass this along for future viewing to anyone interested. This is from the Texas Historical Commission: New San Jacinto Battleground Film Series Reenacts Key Moments of the Battle of San Jacinto Join the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site virtually to...
  2. Spikebuck

    A couple more for the pot

    The squirrel season ends in Minnesota next Sunday. While I have business meetings happening this weekend and next, they are all early morning and evening due to the time zones of my foreign colleagues. That left me time yesterday afternoon to sneak out for several hours to get in a hunt for a...
  3. Spikebuck

    As long as you're out there...

    Yesterday I made a trip back to the 800 acre lease I used to be a part of. I haven't been there for two years. The current leasee, who runs a fishing and hunting guide service based in Wisconsin, very graciously gave me permission to make a few small game hunts in January/February since I've...
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    .36 SMR Does the Trick

    This afternoon I decided to take a couple of hours to do some squirrel hunting right by my house. I only have six acres, but I have access to 80 acres that borders mine. I haven't hunted either yet this year as I leave it for my SIL and Grandson for bowhunting...but today they were off skiing...
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    The squirrels didn't cooperate, but....

    Yesterday I got the opportunity to get my newly built SMR and it's accouterments out into the woods. Believe it or not, this was the first hunt I have done this year. It was WAY past due to get some time in the woods. I didn't have time to travel to the two pieces of private property I have...
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    Ames' Powderhorns

    I have wanted a nice Southern Banded Horn for quite some time. I'm always perusing traditional muzzleloading sites and was keeping my eye out for something that really tripped my trigger. I saw some really nice ones, but they were all quite large. I was looking for something more in the range...
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    And Yet Another Kibler SMR

    I haven't had a small game rifle for quite a while and decided it would be a good addition to the "herd." I wasn't going to have a lot of time to do a build and with all the good reports on the Kibler kits, I decided on the Kibler SMR in .36. I got really lucky because when I called Jim about...
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    Energy delivered "to the animal" from a projectile

    I often see the insinuation that if a bullet stays in an animal it's somehow better than one that passes through because it "delivered all it's energy in the deer." Now I know that there are different shapes, sizes, weights, speeds, how a bullet deforms at given speeds, etc. that have an impact...
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    BP Hunting in Hungary

    I have work colleagues in Hungary for many years and one recently sent me some pics of the 2 1/2 weeks spent in the woodlands about an hour from Budapest (just hiking, not hunting). I've been there and it's absolutely beautiful country. Hungarian hunters fought long and hard to get blackpowder...
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    SOLD RH .45 "Hatfield" style flintlock rifle

    A few years ago, I did a complete rebuild on a Pedersoli Blue Ridge rifle I had. It was converted from a .36 to a .45 and from a caplock to a flintlock. In addition the stock was completely slimmed down, and brass furniture added, including a patchbox with a button (on the comb) operated...
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    SOLD 62 Cal Jaeger

    This 62 caliber "unadorned" Jaeger (RH) is built around a Match Grade Rice 31" swamped barrel with deep round bottom grooves in a 1-66 twist. The bore is bright and clean. ToTW's Extra Fancy Maple stock has good figure throughout most of the stock. A sliding wood patchbox is installed. The...
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    SOLD Re-Listed : TVM Late Lancaster 40 Cal

    Those of you who have been on the forum for many years no doubt remember Roundball and his corral of beautiful TVM flintlocks. This was his 40 caliber Late Lancaster which I purchased when he thinned his herd down to pretty much his smoothbore. I have always planned to do something with it, but...
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    SOLD Traditions Pennsylvania Caplock 50 Cal

    About 20 years ago I bought my wife this Traditions Pennsylvania Caplock. Neither of us knew much about gun fit as we both grew up doing only archery, and I had just started muzzleloading a year or so before that. Well...she's 5'2" and this gun was just too big for her as well as the pull was...
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    SOLD TVM Late Lancaster 40 Cal

    Those of you who have been on the forum for many years no doubt remember Roundball and his corral of beautiful TVM flintlocks. This was his 40 caliber Late Lancaster which I purchased when he thinned his herd down to pretty much his smoothbore. I have always planned to do something with it...
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    SOLD Full Stock Flint Hawken 58 cal

    This full stock Hawken has a beautiful curly maple stock. The barrel is a 1" x 36" Colerain with a 1-66 twist round grooved @ 58 caliber. A hooked breech makes barrel removal a snap with three wedge keys. There is a patent breech which is easily cleaned with a .40 caliber jag (included). A...
  16. Spikebuck

    Something to hunt this deer season

    Some nice bucks on our lease this year...this one in particular caught my attention! Or a little venison on this one for an antlerless tag. Is that a deer or a cow? :shocked2: Anyone else got some cameras out? Feel free to post some pics!
  17. Spikebuck

    Castlerock Museum Firearms

    I have never posted in this forum before, but visited the Castlerock Museum in Alma, WI this last Saturday and took a few pictures I thought would be of interest to those of pre-flinklock leanings. http://www.castlerockmuseum.com/main/ For a small, private collection, this is pretty amazing...
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    Inletting a Pistol Buttcap

    I've started work on a Chambers pistol kit. I have not built a pistol before, only long guns. Ready to start on the inlet of the buttcap and looking for any tips. I have no problem inletting parts I can put a draft on and lay on a flat surface, but a buttcap seems quite a different beast...
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    A Couple Interesting Flintlocks

    Last summer I visited the Cody Firearms Museum. Well worth the visit, especially considering this is just one of five attached museums in the complex. We spent an entire day and I could have easily spent that much time in the firearms museum alone! Here are a couple of the more interesting...
  20. Spikebuck

    New-to-me Brooks Colonial Rifle

    Just recently picked up this beautiful Mike Brooks built Colonial Rifle. .54 Caliber Rice 44" Swamped Barrel Chambers Colonial Lock Davis Triggers With very little load work up so far, I'm impressed. 3/4" to 1" groups at 50 yards with a .530 ball, .018 tick patch and Track's Mink Oil lube...
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