I agree 100% with you. It is nice to be out in the elements hunting with this particular style of weapon...I have reaped the reward many times....but I am not going to suffer while enjoying it...I've only been a member a few months. One thing I have noticed is a lot of information queries. A lot of got this. Sell and want. It seems to be going on and on and on to the point of a bit stagnate.
As Shaw stated. Not many getting into BP but those that do ask the questions.
An amount that sell, thinning their inventory either getting out or just getting out due to age.
I will say this and mean absolutely disrespect to anyone. The concern to try to be period is understood. I myself have been amiss when a conversation has been called for not being. Perhaps some are put off by this. Living in any BP period is a fun adventure but unless it's not something a person does 24/7/365 then it is a hobby. There is more to the enjoyment of experiencing BP then just an historic time.
Personally I do not live or try to live in period. Nor would I attend anything that demands it or no inclusion. But never the less I have deep respect for what it means to to our history. I shoot BP and every time out I marvel at the tenacity, toughness, resourcefulness of our forefathers with every load.
But maybe it's time to add a forum for modern day enthusiasts. Things change and if we don't change with the times, at least some, we get left behind. I think that new forum could be a draw to new members.
I have read many a post about rendezvous that will not allow participation if you don't have all the period gear. I can not think of a better way to cause a person to just say to heck with it.I agree 100% with you. It is nice to be out in the elements hunting with this particular style of weapon...I have reaped the reward many times....but I am not going to suffer while enjoying it...
Very Well Said...Like any other pursuit, traditional muzzleloading attracts certain types of individuals. Those of us who have pioneer family histories feel a kinship with our ancestors, and we admire the types of guns that were used by them in military or civilian life. Others merely like the challenge of using obsolete firelocks. Some of us like to recreate the guns, artwork and accessories that reflect earlier times. Traditional muzzleloading is a world of different things to different people. It is the best hobby of all in my opinion because it teaches us so much, in so many directions. People in this pastime, I find, are some of the most courteous, cheerful, helpful and generous folks you can be a part of. They are intelligent, patient, curious, diligent, and considerate, many traits which are sadly lacking in today's society. We on the Forum cherish these ideals, and hopefully we will see more people joining the Forum to learn more about the guns, history and downright joy of muzzleloading; it's up to us to show folks the door, but only they can walk through it. And only they can choose to remain in the Forum.
Got to be typo. Although it is possible I had to sign up to look at pixs or something then didn't keep up with it. What ever the deal I have not been active on a consistant bases but durring this year. I was pretty much not shooting my BPs much and got back interested late last year.Umm, not arguing, just asking, have you been a member for a few months or have you been on since 2011? That's what your profile shows......
I agree wholeheartedly! I love this forum because it’s about traditional muzzleloading. I don’t participate in living history re-enactments but I shoot and hunt with traditional black powder arms. No interest at all in “modern” bp."Others here are now talking of forum needing to be more accepting to "modern" versions of muzzleloading."
I am not for modern versions as there other places to go and read about them I hear. If folks wanted more "modern", could always stick it in Premium Members.