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Hello, everyone. My name is Bob and I'm located near Helena, Montana. Sounds like an AA introduction...
I'm not really very experienced with black powder; I have a couple of cap and ball revolvers from when I thought I might do some Cowboy Action shooting and I've had a Cabela's kit rifle (percussion 45) for about 30 years that still isn't all the way put together but getting closer; just need to brown the barrel. I finally got going on it after Montana brought out a "Heritage" ML season some years ago and it sounds interesting (but brutal - Montana in December, ya know?). I figure the 45 might be just the ticket for deer in some weapon restricted areas around here. I'd also like to pick up something a little bigger, probably a flintlock in 50 or 54.
Guess that's enough. Hope to do some reading and learning.
 
Welcome from California.

Hunting in Bob Marshall was Ok with the 50 but I wish I had a .62 flintlock Fowler for all time I spent on the Clarksfork and Blackfoot.
 
Hello, everyone. My name is Bob and I'm located near Helena, Montana. Sounds like an AA introduction...
I'm not really very experienced with black powder; I have a couple of cap and ball revolvers from when I thought I might do some Cowboy Action shooting and I've had a Cabela's kit rifle (percussion 45) for about 30 years that still isn't all the way put together but getting closer; just need to brown the barrel. I finally got going on it after Montana brought out a "Heritage" ML season some years ago and it sounds interesting (but brutal - Montana in December, ya know?). I figure the 45 might be just the ticket for deer in some weapon restricted areas around here. I'd also like to pick up something a little bigger, probably a flintlock in 50 or 54.
Guess that's enough. Hope to do some reading and learning.
Welcome from Harlowton, MT! I got a buck a 2 years ago with my .45....it'll work!!
 
Welcome from New York State's Central-Leatherstocking region.

You can never go wrong with a 0.54 . . . but shot placement makes a 0.50 and even 0.45 just as good. But too much is always enough. ;-)

Muzzleloaders don't damage as much edible meat when you upscale. I'm lately partial to a smoothbore 0.66 that works great.
 
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