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Traditional Muzzleloading pictures thread

Okay everyone lets see some traditional harvest photos or related photos of your guns or frolics and so forth.My camera is not working so I can't start it off.And the one I got this year I took pics with a dispossible,the pics were kinda gory anyways.So lets see some smoke. :)
 

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I made the top one, took me 2 years and 200 hours...Finished it in 1990...It's my idea of what a 1770 rifle that came out of the shop at Salem, NC would look like...It is a .54 caliber...

The second one, I bought in Stone Mountain, GA in 1977...It was made by the late Bob Watts...It started out as a .45 caliber, I rebarreled to a .40 when I finished the .54...




 

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You do beautiful work.I'm planning and saving money to build my first semi-custom. :)
 

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This is my deer from 2006 Idaho Traditional hunt.



This is the buck my buddy John got on the same hunt at the same time. Ron
 

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Here is a pic for all those .32 lovers, my 8 year old girl winning the under 12 children comp with her .32 Davy Crockett shooting rb's with 35grains FFF.
Take note that they were aloud to use a rest, since her gun is longer than her
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(hope this qualify under the heading, if not feel free to remove)

 

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......and one of my 12 year old who took 2nd in the under 18's with her .32 Deerstalker! (only had the gun for three days and hadn't removed the ugly scope yet, sorry for the purest among us! but I'm to proud not to share!)
 

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Here's a great pic of my better half, Maggie shooting my Brown Bess!

(Oh by the way, she also winned the ladies overall during that comp mentioned before) 8) 8) ;D)

 

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....and the collection of smokepoles without my new birthday present "from me to me" ;D



...and here she is, my newest to the family, Kodiak .72



 

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Very impressive collection and it's nice to see the whole family involved liked that. ;)BTW I'm one of those who loves the .32 cal.The highest load for mine so far is 25 grn of 3F.I see your useing 35 grns. How high can I safely go ?Thanks for the pics.
 

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I should say about 50grains of FFF max. Not sure what the max are on them, but a few guys over here use 40-50 grains with great success. Some of them shooting a 107grain conical.
It all depends on what what load your gun prefer on groupings. Don't know how yours preform with the 25grain but the Deerstalker give it's best groupings with 40grains at 50-85 meters but are about 3" high. The Davey Crockett best is with 35grains on the same distance. Have dropped the load on the deerstalker to 35 as well so that there isn't any confusion between the two girls and its groupings with that load is satisfactory for kids shooting.

Hope this helps. ;)
 

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Here are some pic's of my boys and their .32 Crockett rifle.


My 8 year old.


And my 5 year old they both had a blast ;D.
 

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First pair are Kentucky Commemorative"s I made up. The Ky Quarter is imbedded in both stocks along with the outline of the state stipeled in.
Next is a 32 Squirrel Rifle. and a 45 cal squirrel rifle barrel put on a bobcat stock and a 50 cal Bobcat
 

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My first buck with a muzzleloader. 4X4 Mulie.
traditions kentucky flintlock .50cal




This is my baby and one of the most accurate sidelocks i own.
Deer Creek Northwest rifle, .45cal
I broke her cherry by shooting this doe this year ;D
 

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Here's a couple pics of my Tennessee longrifle





And here's a couple pics of me shooting it





 

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This is the old Navy Arms rendition of the Harpers Ferry 1803, 58 caliber.






This is my 32 flint






This is a Navy Arms Charleville, 69 caliber





50 Hawken



I almost goofed and posted a picture of a trapdoor I put together but then I remembered the topic.

There are some others and more waiting to be built!
 

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I bought this sweetheart back in February for my birthday. Had it in the woods this deer season and got a big doe with it on the last day of ML season here in Virginia.

She is a Cabela's Sportized Hawken Carbine made by Investarms in .54 cal.



Sorry I didn't have the camera when I got that doe.
 

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horseman308,that is some nice lumber on that longrifle.Did you build it ? :D
 

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Got this buck during modern gun season on some public land in Fl. this yr. Killed it with my Berks Co. .58cal. flintlock using .562" patched round ball.



 
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