Blackpowder hunting

Discussion in 'Muzzleloader Hunting' started by KDF22, Sep 23, 2019.


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  1. KDF22

    KDF22 Member

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    744D2919-114A-41CA-A38D-477091886EB7.jpeg This was from spring with my .32 caliber squirrel rifle, just seeing how many folks use blackpowder
     
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  2. McRem45

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    Beautiful rifle. Don't shoot much other than smokeless powder in my muzzleloaders these days but you never know what the future holds. Thanks for sharing....
     
  3. 308stillbrass

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    Beautiful rifle, thanks for sharing.
     
  4. Jud96

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    Beautiful rifle! I hunt in Western Pennsylvania where their muzzloader season is traditional flintlock only. I have a Lyman Great Plains .54cal flintlock I hunt with and shoot in 3D matches for fun. I also shoot civil war black powder muskets and carbines in competition. Black powder is one of my favorites!
     
  5. KDF22

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    Thanks just curious if there was other smokepole shooters. I love real blackpowder and the way it fills the air with smoke. Never too late to try it with so many custom rifle makers
     
  6. Rick Richard

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    A 50 cal custom that a friend built for me.

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  7. KDF22

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    That looks great a Hawken style
     
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  8. KDF22

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    This is my Southern style rifle made in 1990, by Tennessee Valley Arms still making them today

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  9. Greyfox

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    Great sport. My early deer hunting in the “rifle-less” Northeast was done with Black powder and archery. One of my favorites of my my several Virginia style flinters.
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  10. Tree Farmer

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    I hunt both deer (.50 & .54) and squirrels (.36) with flintlocks. I've had a love affair with traditional black powder rifles since 1968. While I also shoot/reload for a variety of cartridges and enjoy developing MOA hunting loads, I split my deer hunting between both. I'm working on finalizing a 500 yd 6.5 PRC deer load, I also finished tuning my .36 flinter the other day. IMO, if you can hunt and kill squirrels with a black powder rifle, then killing whitetails with a centerfire is a chip shot. I started with percussion rifles, but now mostly hunt with my flinters.
     
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  11. KDF22

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    59ED0447-64EF-4143-B3C9-4E5D05D8AF7A.jpeg Good to see other blackpowder shooters. I won’t even get into my other obsession
     
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    First time posting photo, no idea what I'm doing. Anyway, rifle far left is a .50 from Track of the Wolf kit (simple build). Middle (.36) and right (.54) started from 8/4" hard maple board (just cut away anything that doesn't look like a stock).
     
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  14. del2les

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    Nice! Been BP hunting since the 70's, and I have owned up to 6 BP arms at one time. Today, I own 5: a 54, 2-50's, 45, and 36 cals, with one of those 50's a modern inline, but the rest are the classic hammer models. Your pic of those squirrels taken with BP brings back a lot of young memories. Thanks!
     
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