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Forum: Black Powder
02-12-2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: This stinks!

2nd that. :D

Tahquamenon
Forum: Black Powder
02-07-2008, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Electric muzzleloaders banned in CO

The Electronic Ignition Muzzleloader = Truly the solution to a problem that does not (never did)exist.

M2C,

Tahquamenon
Forum: Black Powder
02-07-2008, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Track of the Wolf

Been doing business with the fine folks at TOW (Track of the Wolf) for many, manyyears.

Top shelf shop in my view.

For traditional ML's, if they don't have it (and it will be on the rare...
Forum: Black Powder
02-07-2008, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,893
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Anyone use muzzle protectors?

I always use a bore guide for both range rods and short starters.

True what Chap saidthat for a hunting ML this may be over protective, but if you are like me and shoot several pounds of powder...
Forum: Black Powder
01-24-2008, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,917
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Over powder wad or cornmeal?

Almost all of the time for me and a wide varietyof bores,a wad under a PRB or a conical will not only give greater accuracy, but also allow for a heavier powder charge as the wad protects against...
Forum: Black Powder
01-23-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,250
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Getting your deer out of the woods?

Got to get me one of those 4wd game retrival and delivery vehicles.
Forum: Black Powder
01-23-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,250
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Getting your deer out of the woods?

Done that fall in the creek technique only I added the loose your balance andbury your rifle in the muck manuver. [8D]
Forum: Black Powder
01-22-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,250
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Getting your deer out of the woods?

Drag'em with a shoulder harness. Sure it's work, but they are worth it. :D
I also carry along a smallrope hoist (mine is an 800#)should I need to haul up hill or over some difficult spot. Not much...
Forum: Black Powder
01-22-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,886
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Have you considered ............

On the other hand, the modern inlineand various expanded loadinghas also done wonders at bringing new folks into muzzleloading that otherwise would likely never have. Which some folks also see as a...
Forum: Black Powder
01-22-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,451
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Z5 Omega

I really like the Leupold QR (quick release) base and rings (have these on several ML's to include two Omega's along with several centerfire rifles). Really a better mousetrap for scope mounting in...
Forum: Black Powder
01-22-2008, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: new englander passed on

Sometimes you just have to pass if they are too far gone.

On the other hand, for $100 (Imight offer $80 out the door with tax) I have picked up practically dead ML's and revived theminto not...
Forum: Black Powder
01-21-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,339
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Opinions of Cabelas Pine Ridge 2 x 7 scopes?

At the risk of offending the Pine Cone (Ridge) loving crowd...

For the $60 you will be certainly getting what you are paying for= POS that is guaranteed to fail at the worst possible moment,...
Forum: Black Powder
01-21-2008, 10:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,025
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Heavy or light?

Not going to split hairs but I never said a larger heavier projectile would eliminate deflection, but it can minimize it. Not such a myth.
Forum: Black Powder
01-18-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,080
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: New Englander arrived this morning

I would wait and see what T/C does. Yes their warranty does state original purchaser.

However, over the years I have sent them usedstocks, locks, barrels, sights, trigger assemblies for repair...
Forum: Black Powder
01-18-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,328
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Decent shooting single shot pistol

I have a Pedersoli Kentucky .50cal pistol that is very accurate with both PRB's and sabot's (rifling is 1:18"). Took a nice doe at short range with a 250gr SST.

Also ake a look at...
Forum: Black Powder
01-18-2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,050
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Pedersoli Kentucky Pistol Kit?

I have the DP Kentucky in .50 cal. Very nice pistol and very accurate with both PRB's and Saboted projectiles.

Keep your hunting range inside 30 yards (typical archery range). I took a nice doe...
Forum: Black Powder
01-18-2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,080
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: New Englander arrived this morning

Nice looking T/C New Englander. Definetely one of my favorite ML's.

Pretty decent of Thompson/Center to warranty your used NE huh?
Forum: Black Powder
01-18-2008, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: How filthy?

I'd save the $ on a gunsmith if the bore looks alright.

My first step would not be reaching for the polishing compound.

I alsothink you are using too many different lubing and cleaning...
Forum: Black Powder
01-18-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,363
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Where can I get a 32

Here in Michigan if porky pig shows up, chances are I have wandered on to Ole MacDonalds farm.

Thanks alot for bringing up pork.;)

Now I'm thinking about pork in the smoker! Looks like it's...
Forum: Black Powder
01-18-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 829
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: T7 Wal-Mart $11.00 a jar ‚Äď Shelf Life

Keep the lids tight. I store my powders in 20mm ammunition containers with rubber gaskets and keep in a cool dry place. Inside I keep a dessicant cannister to absorb moisture which I re-charge every...
Forum: Black Powder
01-18-2008, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Thinking about a .45, any ideas?

Unfortunately for the .45 inline, with the popularity of the .50inline and associated wide variety of loads available, the .45 inline is somewhat past vogue and becoming more and more difficult to...
Forum: Black Powder
01-18-2008, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,025
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Heavy or light?

No single answer here.

I would also say it depends on the type of game and the terrain you are hunting and the type of ML you are carrying. I try to match the ML/load to the type of hunt I plan...
Forum: Black Powder
01-18-2008, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,363
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Where can I get a 32

Sure I also hunt small game .45, 50 and once in awhile a .54 butmostly Iuse a PRB with a relatively light powder charge. Sometimes I'll squirrel or rabbit with an inline and a 240gr XTP and a light...
Forum: Black Powder
01-18-2008, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,586
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: News from Idaho.

Even though I'm surethis will cause extreme hearburn amongst the "traditional ML only" enthusiasts...

This is really a very reasonable compromise approach in my view. Hat's off to the Idaho DFG....
Forum: Black Powder
01-17-2008, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,065
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Here comes the New Hornady ML Bullet

Cool.

More choice is better.

I'll be getting some for sure to try.

Tahquamenon
Forum: Black Powder
01-17-2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,363
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Where can I get a 32

I agree, were I interested in a small caliber ML the smallest caliber I would go is .36

For me I small game with a .45

Tahquamenon
Forum: Black Powder
01-16-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Scope for my ML???

New or used Leupold VX-1 2x7x33 or 3x9x40. Both will come with a lifetime no bs warranty.

Others would be Nikon Prostaff or Buckmaster, Burris Fullfield II.

Check out for style and price...
Forum: Black Powder
01-16-2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,363
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Where can I get a 32

Traditions has their Crocket rifle in .32 and Shenandoa in .36 with half and full stock.
www.traditionsfirearms.com

For a little nicer quality and finish in myview, Pedersoli has .32 and .36...
Forum: Black Powder
01-16-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 916
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Bullet Weight vs, Kick?

In a hunting situation as mentioned youshould not really notice too much difference although with your MLbeing on the lighter side at 6.5 lbs, you may notice subtle differences in percieved recoil...
Forum: Black Powder
01-16-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,342
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Anti-seize your nipples

Always use anti-seize lube on nipples and breech plugs.

The best I have ever used is Birchwood/Casey Choke Tube Lube. Don't need to glob ona ton, just coverage. Q-Tip to toothpickworks nicely.
...
Forum: Black Powder
01-16-2008, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,082
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: 385 grain Great Plains Conicals

I have had great success with the Hornady Great Plains 385gr conical with a wide variety of ML's and loads. One of my favorite projectiles. Very effective.
More times than not, I have better...
Forum: Black Powder
01-16-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,947
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Had to return my Triumph

Three day turn-around is pretty quick.

Hopefully the replacement Triumph will be fine.
Forum: Black Powder
01-15-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,297
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Whats better?

As mentioned I would also clear the rack at those prices. :D

Not shot the WIN777's as they have been spendy where I have seen them.

As for the Rem Kleenbore's, I've shot several hundred...
Forum: Black Powder
01-14-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,331
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: 'Nother one on the way

In order to find the best deals, you have to be constantly looking around. That has been my experience. Plus, I know pretty much how much I'll spend on an ML up front, so if the deal is not...
Forum: Black Powder
01-14-2008, 11:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,080
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: how long have you been using one

I was bitten hardby the ML bug 38 years ago. T/C .45cal Hawken Caplock Kit that my uncle gave me for Christmas. I'll never forget the days we spent putting it together, browning the lock and barrel....
Forum: Black Powder
01-14-2008, 10:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,585
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: A good day - 20min and a hot barrel

From the non-UP perspective I suppose the way things are done and traditionshereby yoopers would not only seem (Escanabe in Da Moonlight) but in some cases very much actually are. No different really...
Forum: Black Powder
01-11-2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,630
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Spanish vs American

I don't know of any ML maker that has not shipped a dud now and then.

I've gotten some lame ducks from T/C, Knight, Remington (my first Rem700ML had a bolt that was better for hammering nails...
Forum: Black Powder
01-11-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,585
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: A good day - 20min and a hot barrel

I would not worry about what anyone thinks but with any longer range shot on game,one needsto expect that opinions will be wide and will vary. I also don't really see this as ammunition for the...
Forum: Black Powder
01-11-2008, 01:49 PM
Forum: Black Powder
01-10-2008, 02:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,585
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: A good day - 20min and a hot barrel

Spaniel

What a wonderful story, excellent shooting and that sure is a happy little future ML hunter you have there!

Congrats!

Tahquamenon
Forum: Black Powder
01-10-2008, 11:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,326
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: I wasnt thinking!

Yet another of numerous examples of Thompson/Center's suberb and unmatched customer service. I had T/C replace an entire Omega barrel when a thimble mount thread stripped out a couple of years after...
Forum: Black Powder
01-10-2008, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Ram Rod or Range Rod Needed

I would also recommend using a bore guide to protect the muzzle. Like:
...
Forum: Black Powder
01-10-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,203
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Suggestions for new ml hunter

White Rifles does not make a flintlock, but Dr. Gary White sure has.
Forum: Black Powder
01-09-2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,203
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Suggestions for new ml hunter

T/C closes down over the holidays (always haveas far as I amaware)and don't open back up until 01/07/08.

If I wanted a pure conical shooter, I would try to get my hands on a White.
Forum: Black Powder
01-09-2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,203
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Suggestions for new ml hunter

Frontier Gander, how many T/C's with QLA doto you have?

I have four .50cal T/C's with a QLA false muzzle and they all shoot conicals very well. In particular the Hornady Great Plains...
Forum: Black Powder
01-09-2008, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,118
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Thanks guys

Congrats on a wonderful hunt!
Forum: Black Powder
01-09-2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,203
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Suggestions for new ml hunter

I don't have a problem with T/C's false muzzle. Either with loading or accuracy.
Forum: Black Powder
01-09-2008, 10:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,394
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Triumph or Krb7

I agree, the MMP HPH24 sabot's work and load very well with the Omega. The standard sabots with T/C Shockwaves and Hornady SST's are much tighter fitting in an Omega.

Tahquamenon
Forum: Black Powder
01-09-2008, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Empties

All I do is rinse them out and then add them to my plastic recyling.
Forum: Black Powder
01-08-2008, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,203
Posted By Tahquamenon

RE: Suggestions for new ml hunter

sabotloader, I also love my Relic Rem700 an excellent ML in my view. :D

narcoboy, is $3-400 to include all of the trimmings (scope, rings, mount, powder, primers, cleaning and loading supplies)?...
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