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Old 07-15-2015, 06:04 PM
Adam Helmer Adam Helmer is offline
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Location: Mansfield, PA
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Muzzleloader Tune Up....

It is too rainy to make hay on the farm, so today was pleasantly spent refitting a dozen, or so, muzzleloaders for the Fall hunting seasons. I wiped out all bores with a patch of CLP and then pulled each lock for cleaning and light oil and then reassembling.

I prefer flintlocks and have a neat .50 smoothbore Hawken that shoots shot and patched roundball that is the best gun for the early grouse an squirrel season in October. My next favorite flintlock is a .50 Hawken that is my October deer rifle with roundball.

I have .45, .50 and .54 percussion arms that get days afield every year. My Big ML is a .54 two-trigger Renegade that also has a 12 gauge single barrel for the handiest ML on the farm. Happily, the Blackpowder 12 gauge barrel likes plastic wads I use for my regular trap guns. I like shooting muzzleloaders so much that I have neglected by superposed smokeless powder shotguns.

Old guns have a certain nostalgia that comes alive for me in the October woods with loyal hound in attendance.

Adam Helmer
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Old 07-23-2015, 06:11 AM
buckhunter buckhunter is offline
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Here you Adam. My buddy just bought a new inline. We are planning on going out maybe over the weekend if this humidity leaves us. Time to get started for the fall season.

Centerfires are all set and sighted. Bow is shootin good this year after getting my eyes fixed. Shotguns are always ready. Now need to get the ML going.
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