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Britsmoothy

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The weather broke here. From week's of heat and dry to strong winds and rain showers.
This afternoon dried up but the wind remained and so I pried the 45 out of the cabinet.
Shot one was 25y but I was in strong 40mph gusts.
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Shot two was 48 good strides off hand.
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Shot three was a defensive move!
I jumped a savage squirrel out of the green wheat. It ran to about 7yards, stopped, turned and bared it's teeth!
I calmed my self and settled that blade on it and squeezed the trigger.
I was moments away from an attack!
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I have not shot this muzzleloader for a while but one thing I do know is that it never ever disappoints me.
Will I clean it today? No.
Did I use 4f? You betya.

B.
 

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I jumped a savage squirrel out of the green wheat. It ran to about 7yards, stopped, turned and bared it's teeth!
I calmed my self and settled that blade on it and squeezed the trigger.
I was moments away from an attack!
Whew! I'm sure glad you were able to drop the squirrel before he got you. 😨

Is British 4F the same as our 4FG?
 

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Sounds like a good hunt.
Do you include the squirrel meat into your rabbit stew?
 

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Well done sir. Jolly good show.

Love that little small bore smoothie. Wish I could find one, even if it is a caplock. Any barrel stamps you could show? It looks a lot like an old .45 caplock rifle I have, in pieces, that bears a Pedersoli stamp along with a bunch of others. I don't think it was sold as a Pedersoli gun back then.
 

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Congrats Brits ! Glad you were able too get out and have some fun.

Great pics as always!
 

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Well done sir. Jolly good show.

Love that little small bore smoothie. Wish I could find one, even if it is a caplock. Any barrel stamps you could show? It looks a lot like an old .45 caplock rifle I have, in pieces, that bears a Pedersoli stamp along with a bunch of others. I don't think it was sold as a Pedersoli gun back then.
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It's my favourite despite the lack of flint.
It just boxes above its weight every time, even wing shooting!!
 

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Brits ... just a wonderful post! Great lookin meal also ... can almost smell it now.

What load and round ball or shot? Is she really a smoothy?

Thanks for sharing ... er braggin ... great post my friend, for sure
 

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Looks delicious Britsmoothy! I had to chuckle when I spotted the jars of tea bags. An English kitchen without tea is no kitchen at all!
 

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Wonderful post Britsmoothy! If not too much trouble, will you tell us the length of the gun's barrel?

Thanks for sharing as always, Skychief.
 

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Brits ... just a wonderful post! Great lookin meal also ... can almost smell it now.

What load and round ball or shot? Is she really a smoothy?

Thanks for sharing ... er braggin ... great post my friend, for sure
Thanks but really, I did nothing special. The creator provided it all.

Yes sir it is a smooth bore. I generally tip between 5/8oz and 3/4oz of shot on 50-55g of powder.
Ball loads I keep to myself due to some reading the law differently than I!
 

Britsmoothy

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Wonderful post Britsmoothy! If not too much trouble, will you tell us the length of the gun's barrel?

Thanks for sharing as always, Skychief.
Hi Skychief.
It measures 35" to the tang.
Thank you.

B.
 
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