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06-26-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By cayugad

I have three of those New Englanders. Well one...

I have three of those New Englanders. Well one is a shotgun, so that makes four counting that. But on one of them I mounted a scope. Yep! A scope. And I am shooting 50 yards with some amazing...
06-24-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,687
Posted By cayugad

Very nice! Is that custom or company built? ...

Very nice! Is that custom or company built? Never saw a company built Hatfield Rifle. That should be fun to shoot.
Forum: Black Powder
06-24-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By cayugad

When I see that on a patch I normally that day...

When I see that on a patch I normally that day take a wire brush and some Birchwood Casey Bore Scrubber. Spray the BWC down the bore and let it sit a while. Then hit it with that wire brush a few...
Forum: Black Powder
06-23-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,654
Posted By cayugad

http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/members/cayugad-al...

http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/members/cayugad-albums-muzzleloading-picture9937-dscf1265.jpg

this is one i uploaded following JW's instructions
Forum: Black Powder
06-23-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,654
Posted By cayugad

I too have noticed all the "junk" that happens at...

I too have noticed all the "junk" that happens at Photobucket. How they send you all over the place before they let you even get to your own picture files. I was looking for a free "new" place to...
06-23-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 956
Posted By cayugad

On the range I have used spit as a lube for the...

On the range I have used spit as a lube for the patch and ball. Even dish water soap. All of them worked good. Have swabbed the bore with the same. At one Rendezvous shoot there was a team that...
06-23-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By cayugad

For 100 yards, open sights off a bench that is...

For 100 yards, open sights off a bench that is some fine shooting!
06-22-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,761
Posted By cayugad

The .58 caliber I had built has the 36 inch...

The .58 caliber I had built has the 36 inch Colerain Barrel on it. Mine is an Early Virginia model in flintlock. But that rifle is a good shooter. That should be a very nice rifle when its...
Forum: Black Powder
06-21-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,008
Posted By cayugad

An archery tag ... that should be exciting.

An archery tag ... that should be exciting.
06-21-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By cayugad

Fighting the elements

The T/C Black Mountain Magnum has not been shot in many months. It was sitting there, patiently waiting its turn. So because I got the yard cut, the weed eating done, and it was only 72 outside, I...
06-20-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By cayugad

What twist does that rifle have? It looks a lot...

What twist does that rifle have? It looks a lot like the Woodsman Hawken Rifle also. That is some good shooting.
Forum: Black Powder
06-19-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By cayugad

I use the touch hole liners sold by RMC Sports ...

I use the touch hole liners sold by RMC Sports http://www.rmcoxyoke.com/inc/sdetail/rmc_flintlock_touch_hole_liner_replacements/6549/84

the Lyman they sell works good in my Lyman Flintlock rifles.
06-17-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By cayugad

Congratulations on your achievement. Goex is...

Congratulations on your achievement.
Goex is a good prize.
Forum: Black Powder
06-17-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 921
Posted By cayugad

I will have to try that. Sometimes the rear...

I will have to try that. Sometimes the rear sights get blurry. Maybe a weak reading glasses will tune them in. And the fronts for a change.
06-17-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By cayugad

That really sounds like a lot of fun. ...

That really sounds like a lot of fun. Congratulations on the great showing of skill.
Forum: Black Powder
06-15-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,757
Posted By cayugad

More power to you Muley! One reason I kind of...

More power to you Muley! One reason I kind of went scoped with a number of rifles and had to really limit my distance with open sighted rifles. My eyes were "fixed" they claim but open sights get...
Forum: Black Powder
06-14-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,000
Posted By cayugad

I did change out all the vent liners in my Lyman...

I did change out all the vent liners in my Lyman Rifles to RMC vent touch hole liners. I got the Allen Head style. Easier to remove and I think I will not swear, might be a hair bigger vent hole. ...
Forum: Black Powder
06-12-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By cayugad

Well that is still good shooting. And Semisane,...

Well that is still good shooting. And Semisane, that should be interesting!
Forum: Black Powder
06-10-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By cayugad

I cast the same bullet out of pure lead. And...

I cast the same bullet out of pure lead. And they come out of the mold as .457-8 and if I lube them well, I can run them through my .451 in one shot.
Forum: Black Powder
06-09-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,400
Posted By cayugad

I always liked that bullet. for accuracy. I do...

I always liked that bullet. for accuracy. I do like the .44 caliber .430 model and they shoot real good in most my rifles.
Forum: Black Powder
06-08-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By cayugad

When I first got my White I used Pyrodex P like...

When I first got my White I used Pyrodex P like everyone suggested. And don't get me wrong it worked really good. Then one day, I took out 2f Triple Seven and tired that in that fast twist. I...
Forum: Black Powder
06-08-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By cayugad

This is just me mind you. One reason I shoot...

This is just me mind you. One reason I shoot Triple Seven 2f is I get less of that stringing. Did you swab at all? There are times when my Whites will start to string like that and a swab will...
06-03-2017, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,264
Posted By cayugad

The Crockett rifle will be much easier to find. ...

The Crockett rifle will be much easier to find. It has a longer barrel. And actually many .32 caliber rifles come with a 1-48 twist. Since they are roundball rifles. And price wise the Crockett...
Forum: Black Powder
06-02-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By cayugad

I shot 249 grain XTPs real well, and the .40...

I shot 249 grain XTPs real well, and the .40 caliber 200 grain Shockwaves were amazing! Also the Hornady Funnel Nose Scorpion 260 grain did real well. I think you will find that the Optima is not...
Forum: Black Powder
06-02-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,000
Posted By cayugad

It is funny but after my cataract surgery, where...

It is funny but after my cataract surgery, where they put long range lens in my eyes, the sights on my Great Plains Rifle and Great Plains Hunter, along with my Trade Rifles are some of the favorite...
Forum: Black Powder
06-01-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,000
Posted By cayugad

As for the sight, once I got used to them I...

As for the sight, once I got used to them I really discovered I like them. But there are peep sights you can get to put on that rifle.
Forum: Black Powder
06-01-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,000
Posted By cayugad

I shoot that rifle with 90 grains of 2f Schuetzen...

I shoot that rifle with 90 grains of 2f Schuetzen black powder and a .530 round ball with a .018 patch. Excellent load. That is my hunting load also.
06-01-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By cayugad

That is good shooting. Do you hunt with the 70...

That is good shooting. Do you hunt with the 70 grain load at all?
Forum: Black Powder
06-01-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By cayugad

On a sunny bright day, when I shot a T/C peep on...

On a sunny bright day, when I shot a T/C peep on a Renegade I was impressive out to lets say 50 yards. But get me in the woods, deep in the alder thickets with waning early evening light ... man it...
Forum: Black Powder
06-01-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By cayugad

Now that was funny!! You know it reminds...

Now that was funny!!

You know it reminds me of the time shooting with an old friend of mine. He'd got a Sharon Barrel for his rifle and didn't tell anyone but me. I knew he'd been practicing...
Forum: Black Powder
06-01-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,061
Posted By cayugad

One reason I purchased property and made my own...

One reason I purchased property and made my own shooting range. Today is in the 70's I hope to get out and shoot. Been saving milk jugs for a while to play with. I want to see how a .58 caliber...
Forum: Black Powder
06-01-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By cayugad

The accuracy is sure there. 120 grains of...

The accuracy is sure there. 120 grains of BlackHorn 209? Wow! Any idea of the velocity of that bullet with that kind of charge, Grouse? That has to be well over 2000+ fps I would guess. And it...
Forum: Black Powder
05-31-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By cayugad

That is some excellent shooting with both rifles....

That is some excellent shooting with both rifles. very impressive shooting.
Forum: Black Powder
05-31-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By cayugad

I worked BlackHorn loads for a number of...

I worked BlackHorn loads for a number of different bullet/sabot combinations in my Optima. My rifle settled in at 90 grains so you should be just fine.
Forum: Black Powder
05-30-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By cayugad

nothing opened for me.

nothing opened for me.
Forum: Black Powder
05-29-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,029
Posted By cayugad

Wow that is some very impressive shooting. Were...

Wow that is some very impressive shooting. Were you holding dead center bull?
Forum: Black Powder
05-29-2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,029
Posted By cayugad

40 inches ... wow! I personally guess 3 feet...

40 inches ... wow! I personally guess 3 feet from some ballistic charts I ran. So that would be real close. The wind must really effect something that light that travels that far. Good luck on...
05-29-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By cayugad

Thanks, I might have to pick me one up in...

Thanks, I might have to pick me one up in flintlock of course.
Forum: Black Powder
05-28-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,029
Posted By cayugad

Good luck! That target is going to look really...

Good luck! That target is going to look really small at 300 yards. Should be interesting.

Years ago I purchased a T/C Black Mountain Magnum .50 caliber. Those rifles even though traditional in...
05-28-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By cayugad

That is really different. Where did you find the...

That is really different. Where did you find the barrel to purchase?
Forum: Black Powder
05-28-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,508
Posted By cayugad

After reading the comments, lets just say this...

After reading the comments, lets just say this topic is closed. Buy, sell and use the brand you are comfortable with. If others shoot something you don't like, no matter who sold it or where it...
Forum: Black Powder
05-28-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,165
Posted By cayugad

That is some amazing groups there. And I am sure...

That is some amazing groups there. And I am sure if that bullet came out of Leigh it will perform very well on game. But that is really pushing a bullet Grouse. What do you suspect/think the...
Forum: Black Powder
05-27-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,565
Posted By cayugad

No you don't. Because they make the T-7 pellets...

No you don't. Because they make the T-7 pellets smaller so that they match the power of Pyrodex Pellets, 100 grains of loose, and 100 grains of black powder. If you were to load 100 grains of loose...
Forum: Black Powder
05-27-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,565
Posted By cayugad

Actually Muley when I bought the Optima there was...

Actually Muley when I bought the Optima there was very little information about the quirks of BlackHorn 209. I technically was shooting Black Horn at the request of Western Powder before it was even...
05-27-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By cayugad

When you say 50/50 mix ... what were you mixing?...

When you say 50/50 mix ... what were you mixing? Lead and? Wheel weights or something?

Great shooting by the way.
Forum: Black Powder
05-27-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,565
Posted By cayugad

To be more specific and I am sure some of you can...

To be more specific and I am sure some of you can remember the headaches I had... I got the Optima because I wanted to try blackhorn 209 in something other then my Knight Disc. Well the first range...
Forum: Black Powder
05-27-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,565
Posted By cayugad

Get a powder measure. Measure out the desired...

Get a powder measure. Measure out the desired amount. In my CVA Optima it likes 90 grains of BlackHorn 209. Dump that down the barrel. Then put your sabot/bullet combination into the muzzle. ...
Forum: Black Powder
05-27-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By cayugad

For many years (I sold it) I had a .54 caliber...

For many years (I sold it) I had a .54 caliber Mountain Stalker. That is a Cabela's Bobcat. Same rifle. In fact the box called it a bobcat. It was a round ball shooting machine. But I never...
Forum: Black Powder
05-27-2017, 05:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,565
Posted By cayugad

It is not the rifle. I have the same rifle. I...

It is not the rifle. I have the same rifle. I am going to make a guess and suggest you were pushing the PowerBelts too hard. Most suggest a 80 grain max load. Also ditch the pellets. It is much...
05-26-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,725
Posted By cayugad

What no pork rinds or cracklings? My mother used...

What no pork rinds or cracklings? My mother used to make cracklings. I bet if a doctor saw us eating them today they would have a fit with us eating all that fried crisp fat! Mom used to salt them...
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