- Mar 24, 2014
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- Arkansas Ozarks
I'm wondering what keeps you so loyal to the modern stuff during "regular" season? You've used a patched round ball with success. I've harvested deer with my flinter in both period garb and Carhart, insulated, tan canvas.... as far as I go, (even though the state has now said I can use certain rifle cartridges in my county), there are two flintlock seasons, not a "gun" season and a "muzzleloader season".I could do that during indiana's firearms season, but would rather use my 30-06, 30-30. If I strike out then, I may take the flintlock out walking. Whats kept me from doing so is lack of December-worthy traditional clothing. Maybe I get a wool capote or something?
While I’m predominantly a still hunter, I have also spent quite a bit of time stand hunting over the years. “Hunting hard” takes on a different process. Once a good buck has been determined to reside in a particular area, it may take many days and hours of intense and persistent observation to connect with him. I think the word “hard” may be as much attributed to a mental exertion as it can be for physical exertion. For me, commitment and persistence to get a particular buck, equates to hunting hard, and can prove to be equally rewarding whether standing or moving...when successful. IMO.
I’m waiting for mine. Believe they are working on it now. Might be done by - unsure. I think they have a waiting list. Not unusual for such a notable craftsman. Meanwhile, cutting ticking strips, roll, and tie.I carry a Pennsylvania Mountain Rifle by Cabin Creek Muzzleloading. 38" swamped .54 Colerain barrel, with a Siler lock, and a single trigger. I use a thin, silver front sight post, and it was quite accurate, but right now as the thread "what for wad or filler" is discussing, I've suddenly developed patch cutting problems. Hopefully I can work them out today so the early ML deer season won't pass me by.
Not to hijack a fine thread, but I have to answer the question....
Been thinking of the ideal hunting rifle set up right now for Eastern Whitetail. I was thinking it would be along the lines of .50-54 caliber, 38 inch swamped barrel. What do you guys shoot? Im going to be using my .50 for hunting but with the straight 42 inch barrel it is a bear in the carry department.
NICE BUCKS!Years past have carried a 38 inch 40 cal. I built a few years ago.This year I am using a 38 inch 50 cal. I was striving for a lighter rifle as I walk a lot in the field. Both of these rifles use B weight Rice barrels. Every once in a while I have a 62 cal smooth rifle that I carry but not as often as I had thought I would. View attachment 48080View attachment 48083View attachment 48084 [View attachment 48088View attachment 48089 View attachment 48090