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Offline Skychief

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Your favorite muzzleloader???
« on: August 21, 2016, 06:22:43 AM »
What muzzleloader is your favorite.

Please just pick one, past or present, and, why it's your favorite.

Also, please mention how you use(d) it.

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Offline heelerau

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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2016, 01:57:37 PM »
My old 3rd model Pat 1853 South Australian marked rifled musket. Been in the family since before I was born, and the first muzzle loader I  ever shot, still shoots fine and hangs over the mantle.
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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2016, 06:24:46 PM »
Chambers New England Fowling gun.  10 bore ,  Deer, bear, turkey, geese, ducks  . My most used gun.
And, it's nice looking too  ;D

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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2016, 07:16:28 PM »
40 caliber Tennessee rifle I built about 20 years ago. Had a Getz 7/8 x 42 inch barrel and would stick em in one hole all day long. Large Siler flint that was the most reliable flintlock I ever had. Sold it to a friend of mine and wish I never sold it.

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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2016, 07:20:56 PM »
My .50 Lancaster. Finished some five or six years ago. My first from a Chambers kit.



She shoots dead on at 85 yards, noticeable spread at 150.

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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2016, 07:25:56 PM »
All of them. 

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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2016, 07:32:01 PM »
My Don Bruton built southern iron mounted rifle. Its my deer gun an keeps my freezer full. Straight shooter hard hitter. Its in my hands 2 an a half months out of a yr so you could say its a faithful companion that has yet to let me down. Its just a plain gun with no carving an the only engraving is the makers initials on the top barrel flat an the rifles name in the sideplate. A .62 cal I call "Samson"
Nothing beats the feel of a handmade southern iron mounted flintlock on a cold frosty morning

Offline Daryl

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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2016, 07:40:21 PM »
Not hard to guess mine.


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Offline Bob Roller

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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2016, 12:32:59 AM »
Not hard to guess mine.




A man of obvious good taste in fine rifles.
This style has been my favorite for a very
long time.

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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2016, 01:21:14 AM »
My first big goofy one built  ;) .  Also the only one yet built.   ::)  (TN-54)

It's way too ugly to ever sell, but works great in the woods.  It taught me lots, and I have more to learn.

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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2016, 03:57:04 AM »
The one I am shooting. Right now it's my .40 with the 44" GM swamped barrel, cherry stock. Points where I look and hits where I aim. (When I hold right.) Dropped my venison in it's tracks at 75 yards last fall. Not very pretty but she is mine.
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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2016, 05:15:13 AM »
54 caliber, gets barrel 44 inch swamped barrel. Rifle is a copy of one owed by Danial Boone. Check of a deer getter.

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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2016, 05:30:46 AM »
The one I shoot most is my .45 x 7/8" x 36" GMB Lancaster "plain Jane" full stock - cap lock / flintlock (it can be converted) rifle. I shoot it mostly with the John Bailes flintlock. Really like this rifle so much that I'll probably someday just find a home on another Lancaster stock for the cap lock since I have another .45 GMB setting in my workshop.
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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2016, 05:39:02 AM »
My current hunting rifle, it's taken a lot of game in the last 20 years and when it didn't, it wasn't the rifles fault. 32" John Getz barrel, Chambers round face English lock, half stock along English lines,part octagon part round, swings like a shotgun,58 cal. This will be the one until I finish my Jim Carpenter 62 half stock flinter and we will re-evaluate.

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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2016, 05:42:02 AM »


My favorite rifle is my current one.  It's my deer rifle and my shootin' match rifle.  38" Rice swamped "B" weight barrel in .50 caliber, Chambers Golden Age lock, Davis DST, built by me.

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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2016, 04:14:15 PM »
Hey Daryl, what barrel is that in your rifle? Looks rather hefty.

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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2016, 08:55:10 PM »
 My 10 bore fowler. 48" barrel beautifully figured  cherrywood stock and crisp carving with silver wire inlay. Made for me by Allan Sandy years ago. New England style with a bit of early French flavor and Allan's own touches.  And it is light weight and balances and carries sweetly.
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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2016, 03:45:27 AM »
Ron mighty fine rifle.

Offline Kermit

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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2016, 07:38:39 PM »
My favorite? The next one!
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Offline Daryl

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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2016, 07:49:59 PM »
Hey Daryl, what barrel is that in your rifle? Looks rather hefty.

31 1/2" GRRW .69 x 1 1/8" Oct.

My late buddy Brad holding IT for a picture.  Her name is not Politically Correct - starts with a "B" and ends with an "H".

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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2016, 07:58:58 PM »
"Billy Bob", a Hawken half stock with Roller lock and triggers and Large tapered .54 barrel.  I've never named a gun before, but with the major parts coming from a William and a Robert, I couldn't escape it. Lock and breech plug case colored with everything else rust blued and engraved. Lock is engraved "R. Roller Warranted".  Stock is way too red.  It is the only rifle I've ever made myself and is chock full of mistakes, but it taught me a lot about authentic looking Hawken rifles.  It's really hard to make one correctly.  Some day I'll strip it and restain.
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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2016, 10:09:39 PM »
It's been my experience that terms like politically correct, polite, or subtle do not apply to a .69 caliber rifle. While I don't know her personally, by reputation the name fits!

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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2016, 08:02:35 AM »
LOL
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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2016, 08:48:56 AM »
Hmm. Skeet shooting with a .69 cal rifle. Reminds me of Jed Clampit shooting golfs. I'll say this son, you got style!

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Re: Your favorite muzzleloader???
« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2016, 08:04:13 PM »
LOL - that was a shot at the 200yard gong.  This is the sighting picture before the recoil started. See where the powder smoke is?

140gr. GOEX 2F + .030|" denim patched 482gr. ball. The ramrod has moved out the pipes about 1/2" from the recoil - it is snug in the pipes.

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