- Aug 19, 2018
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Me three. It’s a two hour drive to the nearest muzzleloading group shoot for me. Yesterday I finally got a friend to come watch/shoot with me. He bought his first BP rifle this summer so I’m trying to get him more excited about using it.
My shooting bud got a BP rifle first. He tried several times to get me interested but I resisted. I finally gave in and bought a Cabelas .54 Hawken percussion gun and then fell hard and deep in the black powder hole. I am looking for a flint lock rifle now. Never owned one but have shot one before. I have owned probably 20 BP rifles so far. I did have a Lyman Trade Rifle flint lock but never shot it. I sold it on gunbroker and really regret doing that now. I sure wish I had it back.
It was not properly fitted. The tang was too deep in the stock and it made the barrel hard to go down in the stock. I raised the tang and filled the gap with Accra-Glas gel and that solved that problem. I repaired the gun then stupidly sold it. Live and learn right?