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by SMK50
Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Young man's first gun -- need advice
Replies: 11
Views: 2711

Re: Young man's first gun -- need advice

I got my daughter a daisy Buck, when she was just shy of 3 by a couple of months. she loved it, but had to hand it to me to cock, she just wasnt strong enough. She will be 9 in 2 months and is shooting muzzleloaders(her own)and has been for 2 years now. I would get pump, stay away from the co2, you'...
by SMK50
Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: MY new shootin iron
Replies: 6
Views: 2316

Re: MY new shootin iron

Capt, this is the one referred to in my PM to you on the TMA forum about the finish. Turned out good, I should have went with the darker stain, as it turned out too light for my liking. I did 2 coats of honey maple, then a walnut on top of that. I was trying to get close to what my daughters rifle i...
by SMK50
Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: MY new shootin iron
Replies: 6
Views: 2316

MY new shootin iron

Even made meat with it(meat shoot, not huntin season yet)

Fullstock hawken, Percussion, Davis lock, flat hooked breech with snail, not drum, 40 inch x .54 cal Rice barrel with round bottom rifling, Davis triggers, all iron hardware.
by SMK50
Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Turkey gun...?
Replies: 11
Views: 3143

Re: Turkey gun...?

Im building one now, A kit from pecatonica river longrifle supply. A northwest trade gun in .62/20guage. Or alsofor the trade guns: Sitting fox, Northstar west, and a couple others I cannot remeber right off hand.
by SMK50
Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: my camp at our 09 winter meat shoot
Replies: 5
Views: 3229

Re: my camp at our 09 winter meat shoot

It is a 7 x 7 oilskin diamond fly from panther primitives. I also have a 8x8 baker lean to, with a canvas piece that ties in to enclose the fly on that one. thats for a more permanent camp. very snug indeed. had a fire out front, got down into the teens that night, not toasty, but it was comfortable.
by SMK50
Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: my camp at our 09 winter meat shoot
Replies: 5
Views: 3229

my camp at our 09 winter meat shoot

I didnt take my full blown camp to our winter shoot. Little one wasnt camping with me, so I just took my pack in camp, plus a few extra wool blankets.
by SMK50
Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: Craftsmanship and Smithing
Topic: How to stiffen up leather lace
Replies: 7
Views: 2050

Re: How to stiffen up leather lace

you could try wet rawhide lace. when its dry it will stay put.
by SMK50
Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Working up a load
Replies: 8
Views: 2646

Re: Working up a load

Start at teh bore dia. and work up 1.5 times the bore dia, would in most cases be more than the max safe load. My hunting load for my .50 is 75 grs of 3F goex. 9 of 10 times I get complete pass through at ranges under 60 yds. ( ihunt heavy timber, 60 yds is a long shot)
by SMK50
Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Craftsmanship and Smithing
Topic: New shooting bag
Replies: 4
Views: 1587

Re: New shooting bag

Thanks, the bag is the one in the book Recreating the 18th century shooting bag, with a few personal modifications. the strap I cannot take credit for. A lady in our club makes these for sale. she does do a really great job.
by SMK50
Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: Craftsmanship and Smithing
Topic: New shooting bag
Replies: 4
Views: 1587

Re: New shooting bag

Some more pics
by SMK50
Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Craftsmanship and Smithing
Topic: New shooting bag
Replies: 4
Views: 1587

New shooting bag

Here are some pics of my bag, my latest almost finished winter project
by SMK50
Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Who Makes a Really Good KY or PA Longrifle?
Replies: 9
Views: 3372

Re: Who Makes a Really Good KY or PA Longrifle?

Ill post up here with Captchee. If you are set on a production rifle, then Traditions would be ok. I have had a couple in the past. No problems, just got into building and now only shoot what I have built. I had a hawken woodsman and also a kentucky that I put together from a kit(that one I still ha...
by SMK50
Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Hobbies
Topic: What is your hobby?
Replies: 63
Views: 37401

Re: What is your hobby?

The entire traditional muzzleloading thing is my hobby. I shoot(A LOT) year round, make my own guns, clothes and gear, tan my own hides, in addition I fish a little, Deer hunt(traditional ML only) duck and goose hunt and the occasional ditch chicken(pheasant) and I will be shortly getting a BP 10 gu...
by SMK50
Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Traditon bow quiver/bow carrier??
Replies: 11
Views: 2618

Re: Traditon bow quiver/bow carrier??

DOnt have a name brand. It is about 70 inches long unstrung, and come to about 50-55# draw weight. nice little stickbow for my needs. Mostly rendezvous shoots, etc. funny thing, im not into the bowhunting thing AT ALL, but when I was in grade school my friend and I would shoot sparrows and blackbird...
by SMK50
Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Traditon bow quiver/bow carrier??
Replies: 11
Views: 2618

Re: Traditon bow quiver/bow carrier??

I figure I could make my own, Im just at a loss as to what exactly im looking for. Im into the whole primitive thing, BUT on the gun side. New to the archery part, well not exactly new, but coming back after a 25 or so year break.
by SMK50
Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Traditon bow quiver/bow carrier??
Replies: 11
Views: 2618

Re: Traditon bow quiver/bow carrier??

Thanks for the idea, but not exactly pre 1840 styling.
by SMK50
Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: Traditional Harvest
Topic: One with the Hawken and one with the longbow
Replies: 9
Views: 2910

Re: One with the Hawken and one with the longbow

Witherstick, Do you not have to wear orange for your ML season? Im just asking, nothing derogatory. We do here in NE, but it is a subject of much displeasure, as the bowhunters do not have to, but can hunt during the ML season. It is also required during the HP rifle season, but no Bow during that. ...
by SMK50
Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: One shot...two deer
Replies: 13
Views: 5539

Re: One shot...two deer

Nice shootin Ron. What kind of boots do you have on in your picture? I kind of like them. Sean
by SMK50
Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Calling all DIY hunters. Backpack Question.
Replies: 11
Views: 4131

Re: Calling all DIY hunters. Backpack Question.

TommyG, now that pack you have there is my speed. Very Nice.
by SMK50
Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: Kid | Family Pics
Topic: My shootin Partner and I
Replies: 2
Views: 1326

My shootin Partner and I

Here I my daughter and I at a shoot.
by SMK50
Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Trad Muzzleloader from Nebraska
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Trad Muzzleloader from Nebraska

Hi guys, Im Sean from Omaha,Ne and surrounding area. Been a member here for a week or so, and so far like what I see. I have been hunting ducks and geese with my grandpa since I was walking, a little deer hunting as I got older, and just progressed from there. Been shooting traditional ML since I wa...
by SMK50
Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Round Balls
Replies: 50
Views: 27681

Re: Round Balls

You are very correct though in the fact that they dont have the "shock" that a HP rifle does.
by SMK50
Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Round Balls
Replies: 50
Views: 27681

Re: Round Balls

I hunt with both a .62 rifle, and also a .50 rifle. Both roundball barrels. .50 I use 70 gr and .62 I use 90gr. In the last 3 years I have shot 14 deer, alll with roundball. The first this year ran for 20yds and piled up, no blood trail to speak, but I hit her high with a high exit wound. Last year ...
by SMK50
Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Traditon bow quiver/bow carrier??
Replies: 11
Views: 2618

Traditon bow quiver/bow carrier??

Ok guys, I portray a mtn man, with indian ties, therfore I have the rifle thing down, BUT I also have a traditional bow, and would like something traditional to carry it, and my arrows in. Any suggestions??
by SMK50
Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Killing Fawns
Replies: 39
Views: 18895

Re: Killing Fawns

I have a very large black lab. He is my size guage, if they are bigger than the dog, then they are fair game.
by SMK50
Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: Traditional Harvest
Topic: First deer of the year
Replies: 0
Views: 999

First deer of the year

Here is the first deer of 2008, shot his nice doe, ran about 20 yds and piled up. A week later shot a Big buck(im not a trophy hunter, but this one would have been worth it.) But we didnt get him. Think I grazed his chest, because we did have a decent trail, but after 2 hours he got up and walked of...
by SMK50
Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Let's see your front stuffer kit...
Replies: 37
Views: 18188

Re: Let's see your front stuffer kit...

Here is the one I built, won its fair share of plunder, cash , and most importantly MEAT.
by SMK50
Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Suggestions for a trad blackpowder
Replies: 12
Views: 5256

Re: Suggestions for a trad blackpowder

Another source: Pecatonica River Longrifle supply. Also though a little more advanced and also a little more PC is Jim Chambers Flintlocks. And for the cream of the Hawken crop, try Don Stith.