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Longrifle

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Muzzleloading Community,
Greetings. My name is Jeremy and over the past few years I have immersed into the world of muzzleloading. I have hunted critters with every type of modern firearm. But for some unknown reason, I never picked up a muzzleloader. This changed about 2 years ago and to say that I have found a new addiction is an understatement. I am slowly building my collection. I started out building my own Kentucky Long Rifle in .50 with a Traditions kit.


Please don't be too brutal as this was my first attempt. I am pulled somehow by the traditional style of muzzleloaders but plan on purchasing a few in-lines. I have sold off most of my modern cartridge rifles and am in the process of replacing them with ML's. My KLR is accurate with a PRB out to 100 yards, which for most hunting situations, does just fine. I also added a Traditions Crockett in .32 to use for smaller game. We will see how that does.

I work full time, raise two teenagers and support my wife/ family. I served 8 years in the Army. I wish to learn as much as I can from the knowledgeable members on this forum and I hope to contribute where I can. Thank you for the opportunity to join this fine group of people who have a love for muzzleloading.
 
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Welcome, Jeremy. I'm in Michigan, but have been in your neck of the woods a few times. Beautiful country.
You have a good start on your gun "accumulation"-you have some large critters out there as I recall. Maybe a .54 in the future?
 

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Also, I think there are some clubs just south of you-Fort Lupton area? I'm sure they will chime in.
 

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Welcome, Jeremy. I'm in Michigan, but have been in your neck of the woods a few times. Beautiful country.
You have a good start on your gun "accumulation"-you have some large critters out there as I recall. Maybe a .54 in the future?
Yes, you are correct. I will be adding a .54, hopefully by next hunting season.
 

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I have to agree with Phil about inlines vs. traditional muzzleloaders. If I were you, I would just follow us old timers and stick with real guns. You can make your own bullets, load with traditional powder, and experience the fun of doing it all the way our ancestors did.....and those firearms will still shoot great and take down any game you want to take on in North America. Your experiences will be much greater and something to pass down to your offspring.
 

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Welcome to the camp. As this is a "Traditional Muzzleloading" forum we don't discuss the in-lines.
Roger that. Phil's post really hit home. So I plan on only putting traditional ML's in my collection. I withdraw my previous statement about that which is not discussed on this forum. My apologies for bringing it up.
 

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No problem and no apologies necessary, seems we all regress and talk about the unmentionables from time to time and have to be reminded. Your Traditions kit looks really good. There are some who dis them but mine a 45 cal flintlock is still one of my favorites and shoots as well as any in the collection.
 

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Longrifle,
I started with a similar rifle when I was 16, but it was a .45 Jukar. Still have it and hunt does with it every year. Love it. Since then, I’ve added a couple more (), esp in .54. Welcome to the addiction. Nothing better.
 

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Next weekend is the Colonial Encampment at the fort in Ft Lupton..You will find like minded folks down there.
 

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Next weekend is the Colonial Encampment at the fort in Ft Lupton..You will find like minded folks down there.
Thanks for the info. I have looked at the rendezvous scene. Although I enjoy shooting and hunting with traditional muzzle loaders, the entire persona and re-enactment idea is not my cup of tea. I was told that there was a group near me called the Buckhorn Skinners. At first, I wanted to become involved and get all the gear, but after reading the by-laws and membership criteria, there's just too many hoops to jump through with a points system and other b.s, that honestly would take the fun out of it. I may go and watch though.
 

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A group that shoots with out hoops is at the Weld county range. First Sunday each month that only requires a muzzle loader and a $7 match fee for none members. If you shoot well you can win that back and a bit more. Easy going guys on a good range.
wcfw.org
 

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Welcome Jeremy, from Indiana. This is a great forum to learn from. No question is to dumb to ask here.
 

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A group that shoots with out hoops is at the Weld county range. First Sunday each month that only requires a muzzle loader and a $7 match fee for none members. If you shoot well you can win that back and a bit more. Easy going guys on a good range.
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Thanks. That sounds like more my speed. Not knocking the Buckhorn Skinners by any means. Just not really my thing. I would like to go watch one of their squirrel shoots though. They are local to me.
 

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A couple of the Buckhorn Skinners shoot with us and are nice guys. The Weld county shoot is at 10 o’clock is week. Join in if you can.
 

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