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Discussion in 'Welcome to the Camp' started by Canuck Caster, Nov 28, 2004.

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  1. Nov 28, 2004 #1

    Canuck Caster

    Canuck Caster

    Canuck Caster

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    I'm from SE Ontario and have been shooting my Hawken .50 since about 1989. I cast my own projectiles for this and other guns and am into "homebrewing" as much as possible for my muzzleloader, just like the oldtimers did. Hopefully I can learn some new things here.
     
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    musketman

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    Welcome CC, what do you mean by "homebrewing"?

    As in making tour own patch lubes and gear...
     
  3. Nov 28, 2004 #3

    shmrck1

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    Canuck Caster,
    Welcome to the forum glad to have another Canadian in the group with us. i'm sure you will pick up a lot of useful information here. hope you will join in and contribute whenever you can.
    again welcome and stay active
    I am snake-eyes :) :peace: :redthumb: :)
     
  4. Nov 28, 2004 #4

    Canuck Caster

    Canuck Caster

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    In addition to making my own patch and lube, I've also made a bunch of accoutrements--a flamed ramrod, a muzzle protector/ramrod guide, several short starters, powder and shot measures for my ML shotgun, stuff like that. If I could make my own powder and cap, I would!! I don't necessarily do all this stuff to save money, most of it is simply because I get a big kick (literally) out of shooting my own stuff. In fact, some of my homemade stuff costs as much or more to make than storebought stuff! My patch lube that is cooling right now in the kitchen is case in point. The 37 grams of lanolin alone cost me nine bucks! I don't really care much, though, as it's all part of the hobby to me. :winking:
     
  5. Nov 28, 2004 #5

    Mtn-Man2u

    Mtn-Man2u

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    Canuck Caster : Welcome to the Camp
    I have a T/C Hawkens 54 cal rifle that I like
    shooting alot. I just got a T/C Hawkens 50cal flintlock rifle,
    now I have a new chapter in My Black Powder
    world I get to learn. For that reason, I hope that
    we here at the Camp can help you when you might
    have any questions.
    Again Welcome !! Mtn-Man2u :)
     

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