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Twpbaseball10 08-15-2011 12:52 AM

Just shot a percussion cap muzzy for the first time. Wow
Just shot one today for the first time and now I am hooked. It was so much fun shooting that gun I really want one now. The only problem is I don't know of many companies that make them and for a good price. What do you guys have?

Rick1967 08-15-2011 01:06 AM

Actually I have a Thompson/Center .50 Cal. It has been in the back of my safe for about 12 years. It was left to me when my step father died. I finally spent a little money and went to the range with it for the first time today. Shoot pretty well.

jjfuller1 08-15-2011 01:24 AM

i have an american traditions .54 cal. not sure if it falls under the carbine name but it is a shorter barrel than some. ive used it to shoot 2 deer and then i traded up for my .308 for deer now. but it was accurate out to 100yds.. barked and left a huge cloud tho. haha. it still holds its place in my gun rack

dunerunner 08-15-2011 01:28 AM

Lyman Great Plains 50 Cal. capper, here. She is a sweet shooter!

Rick1967 08-15-2011 01:54 AM

My son just got his hunter education card today. I am scheduled to get mine on Sept 10th. We are thinking maybe muzzle loader season.

Twpbaseball10 08-15-2011 02:18 AM

Rick.. Where are you from I actually just got my archery license today too in jersey

Hawg 08-15-2011 03:07 AM

Custom .54 Hawken blueprinted from an original.
Original pattern 1853 Enfield made in 1861.
Repro pattern 1853 Enfield.
Original Ancion 12 gauge SXS.
Rigarmi repro 1858 Remington New Model Army.44
Pietta CCH 1858 Remington NMA. 44
Pietta 1858 New Model Navy. 36
PR brass frame 1858 Remington NMN .36

I shoot a lot of black powder cartridges and shot shells too.

The Lyman Great Plains is the best rifle for the money. It's as close as you can get to a real Hawken in a reasonably priced production gun. The TC's, Investarms, CVA,s don't look anything like a Hawken.

quigleysharps4570 08-15-2011 03:35 PM

Pedersoli .54 Hawken
Lyman Great Plains in .50
Custom built .40 flintlock longrifle
Couple of in-lines that were given to me...CVA Optima in .50 and a T/C ThunderHawk in .50
Pietta 1860 Army in .44 caliber
Uberti 1861 Navy in .36 caliber
Also shoot a couple different blackpowder cartridge rifles...45/70 and 45/60.

cgersty 08-15-2011 08:53 PM

I have a thompson center gray hawk in .54 cal and I have a pietta 1860 new army in .44 cal, they are both an absolute blast to shoot. I used to have a .50 cal hawken that was sweet to shoot as well, Check out cabelas, they have kits to where you and your son could have some father son gun build bonding they come with all parts you choose how to finish the stock and they are reasonable as well.


vintovka 08-19-2011 01:09 AM

My favorite is my diixe tennesee poor boy .50. Hunted Pheasant and shot trap for many years with a Pedersoli 12g double.

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