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Old 02-12-2012, 02:28 PM
Johnny Reb Johnny Reb is offline
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Winter shoot

Went to my first winter muzzleloader shoot yesterday and won a Turkey in a 25 yard offhand shoot. The weather was a little snowy and very cold. I wasn't quite sure on how things would turn out, but I'll have to say that was One of the most enjoyable shoots That I can remember. A Lot of people showed up despite the weather and we all had a great time, the food was most excellent too. I foresee many winter shoots in my future.
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:29 PM
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Johnny Reb

Sounds like a great time. Next month, I am starting blackpowder shoots at our local gun club. I have already had a number inquiries. All the best...
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:47 PM
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Johnny Reb,

Your Winter shoot sounds like a fun day. What did you shoot, what load etc.

I prefer flintlocks, although I own many percussion sidelocks as well. Here in my area of PA, the Inline is the #1 muzzleloader. Our club has discussed flintlock matches, but the interest does not seem to be there.

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Old 02-13-2012, 12:50 PM
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What are the classes and courses of fire for you blackpowder shoots? What is the entry fee?

Will you have flintlock and percussion classes? What targets will you use at what distances? Any restrictions on roundball or conicals?

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Old 02-13-2012, 03:56 PM
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I shot my 50 cal T/C Hawken precussion rifle, using 50 gr. 2F BP, a .490 rb with a .015 pillow tick patch. I tried this new lube a 50/50 mix of deer tallow & Bear grease, it worked well but the patches got really stiff in the cold weather. I switched to my crisco lubed patches after a while.
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:06 PM
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Our muzzleloaders shoots will be at 50 and 100 yards. They will be an aggregate shoot with participants firing 13 shots and scoring the highest 10. I will be using the NRA 100 yard target and see how that works out. It will be open to muzzleloaders; flintlock and percussion, but no inlines. All the best...
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