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Offline wildthing

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new muzzle loader shooter
« on: September 11, 2017, 01:08:18 AM »
Today I brought an old rifle that I refurbished to a young man that mowed my lawn this summer. His first time shooting  black powder rifles. You should have seen his face after the first shoot, biggest smile I have seen in years. He asked if he could use it for deer season this year,I told him it is his gun and if he wants to use it have at it.  I have never been more proud of a young fella than today. His dad and I hunt together every time we get a chance.  New shooter in the making.   john

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Re: new muzzle loader shooter
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2017, 01:13:59 AM »
Good for you.  Something about that cloud of smoke just turns them on.  Adding in a little history reinforces the lesson.
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Re: new muzzle loader shooter
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2017, 01:36:18 AM »
Most fun I have had in years, watching him and his dad shooting together.  john

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Re: new muzzle loader shooter
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2017, 01:40:26 AM »
That's what its all about,good on you!

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Re: new muzzle loader shooter
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2017, 01:45:49 AM »
thanks you should have been there   john

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Re: new muzzle loader shooter
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2017, 02:39:53 AM »
Wonderful conclusion to a most generous gift, wildthing.  Couldn't be better.
Daryl

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Re: new muzzle loader shooter
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2017, 04:28:13 AM »
You have done us all a favor. We need new blood for sure.
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Re: new muzzle loader shooter
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2017, 05:33:14 AM »
There is an addictive scent to the "rotten egg" smoke. Good deal Wildthing!!  , Thanks , Nate

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Re: new muzzle loader shooter
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2017, 02:58:06 PM »
Good for you !    I've done the same a few times over the last 30 years. Sometimes it really is better to give than receive.

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Re: new muzzle loader shooter
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2017, 11:14:39 PM »
Excellent move on your part.  That's one good way to get them interested in BP.
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Re: new muzzle loader shooter
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2017, 01:06:42 AM »
 Thanks guys, these messages mean a lot coming  from you all.  john

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Re: new muzzle loader shooter
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2017, 07:05:58 PM »
That is Excellent!
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Re: new muzzle loader shooter
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2017, 09:36:32 PM »
Fantastic. Nothing like the look on someone's face the first time the touch off a flintlock. They are usually hooked. More of us need to do what you did. Thank you!
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Re: new muzzle loader shooter
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2017, 01:50:56 PM »
Wildthing...how do you live with yourself being so cool?

We need a lot more ambassadors like you.....

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« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2017, 09:23:02 PM »
Not really that cool, I have no kids myself so I like to take other peoples kids and teach them something different. This one really took the bait.  Hook line and sinker.    john