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Old 10-29-2012, 12:58 AM   #21
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Some folks have a speedboat that is fiberglass, a loud V8 engine, and the shoreline goes past in a blur.

Other folks have a sailboat. They focus on being pulled along the water by the wind, dodging the boom as they come about to a new tack.

Both love boats.

Some folks shoot .17 caliber wildcats, where the bullet weighs less than the dust in the air around it, and has the same drop as a laser beam. Other folks shoot .460 Weatherby Magnums, because they just love to watch that ram bounce 4 feet in the air.

Both love guns.


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For me its the history thing too. I still need to add a couple old army/navy 6 shoot.

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G2Gunny, I think a lot of it has to do with a love of history and what these guns represent. Also, black powder is a real boys game. It is smelly and dirty and smokey, and thoroughly fun.

If you ever jumped into a mud puddle as a kid, just to watch the splash, you'll love shooting black powder. It wakes up the kid inside of you.

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When I bought my BP revolver a few years ago and fired it, it brought back memories of growing up at home while in my teens. Things that I had gotten away from as I grew older like hunting, trapping, reloading. Things I realized I missed.Anyone can load a modern weapon with a brass case, look through a scope and usually hit something ( I know I have and still do) but with BP it is not and exact science, there are many varables. There is also the history, the smell and the smoke. all from a more simpler time but at the same time, a time when every shot counted for either food or your life. Now I am into it by casting, will probably make some homemade BP. I wear some of the clothes even..lol It is a challange somewhat in todays modern ways to go back in time. A friend of mine comes over when I fire up the outdoor firepit I have (store bought thing)since I live in a small village. She asked do I ever make a fire using modern ways anymore cause I am in the habit starting them with flint and steel and can get one going just as fast as she can (or faster) and she uses modern stuff..lol

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It's the smell of the powder and the smoke as it goes off. It is very addicting being able to change your load as you go. To me you haven't shot a real gun until you have shot a BP. I shoot a rifle my husband built from scratch and a pedersoli shotgun.

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Mastering the "Flintlock" fire arm is a real art. A well built flinter can cluster 5 off hand rounds at 100 yards inside the 10 ring. The British officers of the Revolutionary War warned their troops. The American Rifleman can and will kill you at 300 yards if the wind is down.
Making these shots today on targets is a thrill that goes deep in a shooters soul.

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If you get someone good to build a true flintlock and they know what they are doing on the lock it will make it a fun gun to shoot. My lock is fast. I shot running boar with it which was a blast.

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A good quality flint lock like a Chambers is almost as fast as a centerfire. Once the pan is set off there is no hang time.

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This is a legit question.

I have never shot a blackpowder rifle or a musket.

I just found this section of the forum actually, but I truely am wondering what is so awesome about these type of guns? Why not shoot a normal cartridge gun???? Is there something extra exciting about a blackpowder gun???

It seems like there is a cult following amoung you type, and I am about to buy a black powder gun to try to find out what all the fuss is about.
HISTORY The way it was before it all got so easy But sometimes after a long shooting day, I think modern has it all over black for cleaning. Goes along with my "one shot at a time" feelings.
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U will know Ur hooked when ya start dressen in funny clothes.
LOL.....Y ou got that right...Tues nights are primitive only, on the range i work at. Those guys are a little crazy, and lots of fun to hang out with. I have a Thompson Hawkins, and a few BP revolvers. Its their night....and they do it up good. coonskin hats, and all. I warned them, one of theses Tuesdays im going to show up in a cave woman outfit, with a slingshot.......
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