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Posted: 1/12/2006 5:19:57 PM EDT
So I went to the range not too long ago. I brought both my Colt 6920 and my custom flint longrifle. When I unloaded on the bench the ENTIRE range stopped shooting and everyone looked at me like I was from another planet before shaking their heads and continuing with their business. Am I a fluke of nature or does anyone else like some variety in their shooting?
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 5:22:26 PM EDT
IMO:

Life is too short for muzzleloading.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 5:23:01 PM EDT
If I ever get my flint kit put together, I'll be doing the same thing. Shot percussion a lot when I was a teenager, but now I realize the error of my ways and prefer flintlocks.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 5:23:19 PM EDT
I shoot Assault Muzzleloaders.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 5:23:49 PM EDT
I do but usually not at the same range visit.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 5:25:28 PM EDT
I do!

I luv flintlocks!

Link Posted: 1/12/2006 5:28:16 PM EDT
What is an "Assault Rifle"?
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 5:28:44 PM EDT
Bushmaster AR, Variety of centerfires, Flintlock and now Inline.
Extends the hunting season here in PA.
Variety is the 'Spice Of Life'

Let them LOOK, They will never know the enjoyment.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 5:31:51 PM EDT
Step up to flint.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 5:33:59 PM EDT
I shoot a .58 1861 Springfield. There's nothing better than a cloud of black powder smoke.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 5:42:24 PM EDT
I'll probably get one when I get my rebates and my tax refund in...
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 5:42:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 5:46:27 PM EDT by Selvatico]

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PL 103-322 Title IX Subtitle A section 110105 Unlawful to manfuacture, Transfer or Possess SAW... Oh yea... I forgot. his
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 5:45:02 PM EDT
The only time I shoot a muzzle loader is the 2nd week in November and the last 3 weeks of December for deer hunting. I get no joy in shooting it.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 5:46:03 PM EDT
I have a Hawkins Percussion Rifle that is a lot of fun to shoot.

Link Posted: 1/12/2006 5:47:53 PM EDT
I've got to get me a kit for next winters project.



But I've been saying that for years.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 5:51:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 5:51:36 PM EDT by 4v50]
Another flintlock shooter here. I've been to classes to learn how to build my own too. If you want to read about blackpowder sharpshooters, cut & paste this: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=36853
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 5:55:03 PM EDT
I shoot a Bushmaster and a TC encore 209x50, I also have a Knight Revolution and a .44 black powder revolver. I would like to try a flintlock.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 5:55:45 PM EDT
I'm so tactical i aqua bump my muzzle loaders.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 5:55:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Selvatico:
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PL 103-322 Title IX Subtitle A section 110105 Unlawful to manfuacture, Transfer or Possess SAW... Oh yea... I forgot.
This seems like an great opportunity to say how GLAD I am to not be living in Kalifornia anymore!!!!!!!



Funny you mention that, after 20+ years in CA, all I can say is God Bless Texas!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 6:00:40 PM EDT
I do. I have 2 customs, I shoot one of those. I also shoot a TC patriot. I made a cannon once that was technically a muzzle loader too
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 6:03:37 PM EDT
Thanks for reminding me Selvatico,

I've had my muzzleloader loaded since the muzzleloader deer season
last month. didn't get a shot at a deer.

I think I'll go outside right now and see if it will fire.

It's 9:00pm here in Mn, I'll see if the wife wakes up from the shot or lack there of.

I'll report back in a few min.

GM
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 6:08:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By goodmedicine:
Thanks for reminding me Selvatico,

I've had my muzzleloader loaded since the muzzleloader deer season
last month. didn't get a shot at a deer.

I think I'll go outside right now and see if it will fire.

It's 9:00pm here in Mn, I'll see if the wife wakes up from the shot or lack there of.

I'll report back in a few min.

GM



Yeah but if you shoot it you will have to clean it, I say wait till next year

I have a percussion cap that I use when I want to be legal the week it is required during deer season. I can say I own a .50 cal though
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 6:11:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By staraero:
I'm so tactical i aqua bump my muzzle loaders.



Yea, it hard to stack up, kick a door and clear a room with a 42" barrel and 1 shot, but we know only real men are capable of doing it like Davy Crockett did. And all the chicks wanted him too!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 6:11:50 PM EDT
Well, I went out on the front porch and threw a cap on the nipple,
and she fired right off. Not bad for sitting for a month with powder
and ball through different temps and humidity.

The wife slept right through it.


GM
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 6:13:44 PM EDT
I have over 12 black rifles & I enjoy each of them But I also enjoy getting back to the old ways with my Thompson Center Rennagade
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 6:15:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:

Originally Posted By goodmedicine:
Thanks for reminding me Selvatico,

I've had my muzzleloader loaded since the muzzleloader deer season
last month. didn't get a shot at a deer.

I think I'll go outside right now and see if it will fire.

It's 9:00pm here in Mn, I'll see if the wife wakes up from the shot or lack there of.

I'll report back in a few min.

GM



Yeah but if you shoot it you will have to clean it, I say wait till next year

I have a percussion cap that I use when I want to be legal the week it is required during deer season. I can say I own a .50 cal though



Funny you should mention that LANCEMAN,

That is just what I was thinking when I fired it.

Now I have to get to work with the hot water and the "barrel butter"

GM
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 6:20:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By goodmedicine:
Well, I went out on the front porch and threw a cap on the nipple,
and she fired right off. Not bad for sitting for a month with powder
and ball through different temps and humidity.

The wife slept right through it. hr


There you go...solid proof of muzzleloader reliability. Better than an AK, even those rusty, buried ones that still shoot with 1/2 the receiver and action melted away !!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 6:25:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SWS:
IMO:

Life is too short for muzzleloading.



Well, you have not lived until you have shot a good flintlock...

Flintlocks are the shit... Powder going off in the pan in front of your face, and satisfying cloud of smoke is what it is all about...

If you have a good lock, you can even fire the gun upside down...try it sometime with a blank charge...

I have a custom flint rifle, and so called evil assault rifles.

I find shooting both types very relaxing...

I enjoy anything that goes bang
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 6:27:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Selvatico:

Originally Posted By goodmedicine:
Well, I went out on the front porch and threw a cap on the nipple,
and she fired right off. Not bad for sitting for a month with powder
and ball through different temps and humidity.

The wife slept right through it.


GM



There you go...solid proof of muzzleloader reliability. Better than an AK, even those rusty, buried ones that still shoot with 1/2 the receiver and action melted away !!



Blackpowder will NOT break down. It's lifespan is indefinate.
If black powder gets wet, dry it out and it will work just fine.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 6:30:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By goodmedicine:

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:

Originally Posted By goodmedicine:
Thanks for reminding me Selvatico,

I've had my muzzleloader loaded since the muzzleloader deer season
last month. didn't get a shot at a deer.

I think I'll go outside right now and see if it will fire.

It's 9:00pm here in Mn, I'll see if the wife wakes up from the shot or lack there of.

I'll report back in a few min.

GM



Yeah but if you shoot it you will have to clean it, I say wait till next year

I have a percussion cap that I use when I want to be legal the week it is required during deer season. I can say I own a .50 cal though



Funny you should mention that LANCEMAN,

That is just what I was thinking when I fired it.

Now I have to get to work with the hot water and the "barrel butter"

GM



[lynard skynard] ew, ew, that smell, can't you smell that smell [lynard skynard]
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 6:33:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 6:45:10 PM EDT by Selvatico]
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Blackpowder will NOT break down. It's lifespan is indefinate.
If black powder gets wet, dry it out and it will work just fine.

NOT TRUE! I learned that one from experience. Where do you think that old saying "Keep yer powder dry" came from? But, properly stored Black Powder WILL last forever.

Black powder is a moisture magnet, and once it gets wet it's all over. Sure, you may get a fizzle if you dry it out really good, but it's burning potential is ruined.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 6:36:16 PM EDT
Yeah i have a TC .54 Hawken and a TC Omega .50 in addition to all the black rifles ,tactical shotguns and handguns
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 6:41:44 PM EDT
AS my Colt M16A1 is a Gen-u-wine Assault Rifle I'll say I do half of what you asked.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 6:42:58 PM EDT
Built a Hawken two winters ago.

I highly recomend it, it has been the most satisfying gun project to date!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 6:45:27 PM EDT
I have a 30 round mag that has had 30 rounds loaded in it for the last year.

Should I go out on the porch and see if the AR performs as well as the muzzleloader?

The wife may wake up for this one

On second thought, you guys will egg me on just to get me in trouble

GM
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 6:50:23 PM EDT
I have a Thompson Center Renegade Lower with a Green Mountain .58 cal. 32" 1 in 70" Twist Upper.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 6:53:52 PM EDT
I am in PA for a few weeks, I shot my AR and AK this morning and took the flintlock out this afternoon to hunt for deer. Didn't get a shot though.

Link Posted: 1/12/2006 6:58:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By goodmedicine:
I have a 30 round mag that has had 30 rounds loaded in it for the last year.

Should I go out on the porch and see if the AR performs as well as the muzzleloader?

The wife may wake up for this one hought,

GM



Come on, do it! you don't want to wear out your mag spring do you? Don't forget to be at least a mile and 1/2 from any occupied buildings, though and remember to check all your local ordinances. I wouldn't want to advocate any illegal activity on the forums. And that way you won't wake up your wife. That would be a lot worse than a night in jail.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:02:56 PM EDT
seen Tromix's muzzle loader?
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 4:39:12 AM EDT
I also shoot the BP stuff, but I can get strange looks shooting plates with my latest Hi-cap pistol, and ten switch to my cap-n-ball 1858 Army revolver.. :)

-Corn
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 4:40:36 AM EDT
I haven't gotten into blackpowder yet. Some day when I have the cash, but thats not an option now. I don't think you are weird at all.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 4:56:57 AM EDT

Well, you have not lived until you have shot a good flintlock...

Flintlocks are the shit... Powder going off in the pan in front of your face, and satisfying cloud of smoke is what it is all about...

If you have a good lock, you can even fire the gun upside down...try it sometime with a blank charge...



YES! Someone who truely understands what life is about!

I have built a flint .54, .50,.45, .32, and 20 gauge. I love them as much as my AR's. Unfortunately there is usually some asshat at the range yelling "What is that smell!"
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 5:11:55 AM EDT
Shoot! My muzzle loader has an ACOG on it!
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 5:13:36 AM EDT
I love shooting BP
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