Just shot a percussion cap muzzy for the first time. Wow

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by Twpbaseball10, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Twpbaseball10

    Twpbaseball10 New Member

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    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?
     
  2. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     

  3. jjfuller1

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    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
     
  4. dunerunner

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    Lyman Great Plains 50 Cal. capper, here. She is a sweet shooter!
     
  5. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  6. Twpbaseball10

    Twpbaseball10 New Member

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

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    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.
     
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  8. quigleysharps4570

    quigleysharps4570 New Member

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    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.
     
  9. cgersty

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    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.

    Gersty
     
  10. vintovka

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    My favorite is my diixe tennesee poor boy .50. Hunted Pheasant and shot trap for many years with a Pedersoli 12g double.
     
  11. neilage66

    neilage66 New Member

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    This draws a crowd of *want to* shooters at the range...

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  12. Durangokid

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    After you learn to use a cap gun, move on. The flint lock is the real deal in shooting front feeders.:)
     
  13. vintovka

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    Black powder is fun but somewhat weather dependent. Rain is tough but summertime can be a bit dangerous due to fire hazard. I have my own range and resist shooting BP when the grass is dry. Burning power and patches can start a fire real quick so be aware. Indoor BP is fun but sometimes theres unburned powder ( usually from .22s) left on the concrete floors and contraction joints which will light up at the nost inopertune moment and scare the h--l out of you. The bystanders love it when shooters have to do the cockroach dance to put out the flames.
     
  14. Durangokid

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    Really? I don't think shooters of any kind have burned the world down?? I live in high dry country. I have never known of a BP shooter setting fire to or dancing in the Sagr brush. If what you said is true the trappers who marked the west before 1840 would have only left a black land scape. You should warn folks who go out and cook hot dogs, they start most of the range fires.:rolleyes:
     
  15. vintovka

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    I didn't belive it either until is happened to me :p:ptwice. I even went to plastic wads and had similar but less drastic results. Our "wooly booger" weeds (the kind that stick burrs on your clothes seem the worse. The indoor range thing is still a legend here and the sight of old bearded guys and young men alike doing the stomp without music is had to erase from memory.
     
  16. quigleysharps4570

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    Never have had it happen to me. What are using for patch lube?
     
  17. Hawg

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    Small arms fire during the Civil War started a few fires but that was thousands of rounds in very dry conditions. I can't ever remember having a patch smoke when it hit the ground let alone smolder. If you have smoldering patches you're doing something wrong.
     
  18. Sniper03

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    I have a Thompson/Center Hawken Rifle in 50 Cal.

    And a New Army Pistol in 44 Cal.