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Re: Question for the muzzleloader people. [Re: 10bands] #6572220
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Donít have to swab my .62 cal Smoothbore....shooting bare ball......and sometimes a patch,depending on my mood.


It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
Re: Question for the muzzleloader people. [Re: 10bands] #6572224
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Ah, she's a pretty one.

Re: Question for the muzzleloader people. [Re: bowhunterks] #6572225
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Been using 100grs for years. Just what works best for me, seem to get better accuracy at that amount.

Re: Question for the muzzleloader people. [Re: 10bands] #6572226
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What ever it takes bowhunterks.

Re: Question for the muzzleloader people. [Re: 10bands] #6572227
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Love the Smoothy.....load it as a shot gun for rabbit and Turkey...partdrige...or Round ball for Deer ,Moose, bear......as they say a Smoothy will take Mice to Moose.


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Re: Question for the muzzleloader people. [Re: bowhunterks] #6572229
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Originally Posted by bowhunterks
Been using 100grs for years. Just what works best for me, seem to get better accuracy at that amount.


What kind gun yah shooting ?


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Re: Question for the muzzleloader people. [Re: 10bands] #6572230
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I send my 50 cal. round ball down range w/ 75gr. FF Goex.

Re: Question for the muzzleloader people. [Re: 10bands] #6572231
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PA Pellet.

Re: Question for the muzzleloader people. [Re: 10bands] #6572233
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My friend has a black powder 12ga. I've took turkey w/ it.

Re: Question for the muzzleloader people. [Re: Snapped Trap] #6572234
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50cal T/C Hawken

Re: Question for the muzzleloader people. [Re: Snapped Trap] #6572237
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Originally Posted by Snapped Trap
My friend has a black powder 12ga. I've took turkey w/ it.


Are you a Native Yinzer ?


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Re: Question for the muzzleloader people. [Re: 10bands] #6572238
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How long have you owned that Hawken?

Re: Question for the muzzleloader people. [Re: 10bands] #6572240
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Re: Question for the muzzleloader people. [Re: 10bands] #6572241
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Around 25 years

Re: Question for the muzzleloader people. [Re: 10bands] #6572242
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Hang on to her, they are a good rifle.

Re: Question for the muzzleloader people. [Re: 10bands] #6572244
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Originally Posted by 10bands
I'll be shooting maxi's from No Excuses bullets.

This rifle was very accurate back in the late 80s early 90s with goex and bullets from the Buffalo Bullet Co. They are out of business now and goex seems to be hard to find so I'm hoping to regain that accuracy with these bullets and one of the newer powders.

It's a TC Hawken 50 that my dad bought as a kit in the late 70s. I put it together in the mid 80s and we both killed our first elk with it and a couple deer as well.

I've tried some other bullets in the last couple years but haven't got the performance I was used to. Maybe I need to try harder to find Goex.



Goex isn't that hard to find.


https://www.grafs.com/goex

You could probably scratch up some buffalo bullets too if you looked hard.


https://www.gunbroker.com/item/809551112

Re: Question for the muzzleloader people. [Re: 10bands] #6572245
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Re: Question for the muzzleloader people. [Re: 10bands] #6572282
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I have been using 409 house cleaner for the past 25 years. In my flinter , I plug the touch hole and squirt some down the barrel , them I cover barrel hole with my thumb , turn it upside down about 6 to 7 times , then let it set for about 5 minutes. Dump out the old and suit some more down barrel and do it all over again. Then clean it out , sometime I put some on the cleaning patch to make sure it is clean. After it is clean and dry I take a patch with break free oil on it and swab it real good , then in 1 or 2 months I run another patch with break free on it. I shoot black powder only , I have cleaned 22's and shot guns with it to.

Re: Question for the muzzleloader people. [Re: Nessmuck] #6572330
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Originally Posted by Nessmuck
My combo fits so snug...that I run a wet patch soaked in Windsheild Washer Fluid...after every shot....followed by a dry patch in my Flintlocks....and I use Goex FFF powder.


Similar here but I use a patch soaked in rubbing alcohol after every other shot.

65 grains 3F Geox, .15 patch and .49 ball.


Eh...wot?

Re: Question for the muzzleloader people. [Re: Marty B] #6572339
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Originally Posted by Marty B
Goex isn't that hard to find.


It's not but it is not nearly as widely available as it used to be. Several places that no longer sell it (including Cabela's) told me it was due to insurance company changes in the storage requirements.


Eh...wot?

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