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Sep 18th, 2016 at 4:20am
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First of all thank you to Alan for setting up the black powder section  Cool

Now we have our own black powder section we better use it.

Let's see a few of your black powder rifles

Here's mine, a Lyman stainless 50cal deerstalker



  

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Reply #1 - Sep 18th, 2016 at 7:59am
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very nice looking smoke pole you have there Madness.
  
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This is my one (thanks Saltro). My mate Russ pulled the trigger that day though and shot his biggest stag to date...

Thompson Centre. Hawkins Mountain Rifle, 50 cal.
  
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Reply #3 - Sep 19th, 2016 at 4:36am
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Inspiring.


There is a Lyman great plains rifle here I have been looking at.
54 cal percussion - but I sort of had my heart set on a flintlock. Just because.
  
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Reply #4 - Sep 19th, 2016 at 12:18pm
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I'm gonna like this section

I'll post up some photos of my Deerstalker but here's a photo of some molding of .50 cal round balls and 385 gr Great Plains projectiles

  

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Reply #5 - Sep 20th, 2016 at 6:21am
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nice, beautiful guns.  Smiley
  

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Reply #6 - Sep 20th, 2016 at 6:44pm
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Great stuff guys. I'll have to learn how to upload photos. This is going to be a very interesting section.
  
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Reply #7 - Sep 21st, 2016 at 4:46am
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I'll be watching this page with interest. Would love to have a crack at a deer with a muzzle loader one day.
  
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Reply #8 - Sep 21st, 2016 at 10:04am
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Finally dug out some photos

The same rifle (Lyman Deerstalker) as Madness although its wood/blued and left handed.

  

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Reply #9 - Sep 23rd, 2016 at 8:50am
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My interarms .45 piece of pipe.  Not quite as classy as a few others here- the deer stalkers are a nice looking piece. 
  
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Reply #10 - Sep 24th, 2016 at 10:45pm
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Looks pretty good to me Dog Runner. Is it a stainless barrel?
  

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Reply #11 - Sep 25th, 2016 at 8:51am
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I wish madness, just the light.  Really would be better especially down here-Im realising Fiordland and black powder arent best mates, one day everything will align
  
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Reply #12 - Oct 2nd, 2016 at 10:32am
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I also have a Stainless Lyman .50 Deerstalker
I tried various round balls through it with 'ho hum' accuracy and then settled with Great Plains bullets that worked really well last year on some Fallow Bucks.
Infact I believe I read somewhere that the DeerStalker was never designed for round ball.
The great plains really flattened them and the bullets were found mushroomed under the skin on the other side.

The only mods i'm going to make to it for next year is fit a Lyman aperture sight.

I initially had issues with mis fires until I found out Remington caps were much better than CCI versions. I also clean and fire a cap every time prior to loading. I also invested in a C02 discharger which has saved the day in the field a few times. Love Black Powder it compliments my bow hunting and rifle shooting




  

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Reply #13 - Oct 4th, 2016 at 3:42am
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I wipe out with maths or isopropyl alcohol before use , then dry the bore , when you cap off point the muzzle at a blade of grass , if it moves it is clear , if not try again .
The nipples that come with the factory rifles are usually inferior cheapies and it would pay to get some better quality ones from  Track of the Wolf , the budget ones burn out rapidly, enlarging the hole each shot , thus changing the flash size and the back pressure , thus grouping difficulties . If the hammer recocks on being fired  you definitely have nipple problems  .
Patch thickness and patch lube have a large bearing on round ball accuracy  , as does twist , slow twist for ball , fast twist for slug .
  

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Reply #14 - Oct 4th, 2016 at 8:59am
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OK< so two or three of them are more for target shooting than hunting,but hey they are black powder. Smiley

  
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