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Forum: Black Powder
01-21-2023, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Fyrstyk54

I use a dry wad on one of my antique guns because...

I use a dry wad on one of my antique guns because the area of the powder in the breech is eroded and there is "blow-by". Using a dry wad over the powder charge gets the patched round ball above this...
10-11-2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,263
Posted By Fyrstyk54

Why not pull your ground blind to a spot using a...

Why not pull your ground blind to a spot using a sled or a piece of tarp to slide over the ground?
10-03-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By Fyrstyk54

I once found a rolled up $50 dollar bill in one...

I once found a rolled up $50 dollar bill in one of the cylinders of a Ruger Black Hawk that I bought used from a gun shop. It is the luckiest thing that has ever happened to me. I usually repeat...
Forum: Black Powder
09-19-2022, 05:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By Fyrstyk54

About 10 years ago I also decided to do all of my...

About 10 years ago I also decided to do all of my hunting with a traditional muzzle loader. I hunt squirrels and rabbits with flint locks in .32 & .36. My deer hunting is either with a .58 cap lock...
Forum: Black Powder
09-17-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By Fyrstyk54

I have enough Real Black Powder to get me thru...

I have enough Real Black Powder to get me thru the winter, but caps have been a problem. I usually take my first deer with a cap lock side hammer gun and then the next deer with a flint lock. This...
Forum: Guns
08-31-2022, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Fyrstyk54

I had a blued model back in 2002 with a 8"...

I had a blued model back in 2002 with a 8" barrel, and a 10" barrel. I thought the 10" barrel was to unwieldy for me so I only used the 8" barrel. Took a couple of deer with it, There was more...
Forum: Black Powder
05-18-2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,742
Posted By Fyrstyk54

One thing to look out for is how you are shooting...

One thing to look out for is how you are shooting the gun from the bench. Full stocked guns can sometimes be touchy on where you rest the forearm. Some prefer towards the muzzle, and some over one...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-08-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,125
Posted By Fyrstyk54

Another very old post revisited.

Another very old post revisited.
05-05-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,385
Posted By Fyrstyk54

It will depend on how easy it is to load the ball...

It will depend on how easy it is to load the ball & patch. A .490 ball and the .018 patch should be a snug fit in the bore and will require a good lube on the patch. If using a .495 ball, the .018...
Forum: Black Powder
04-26-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,228
Posted By Fyrstyk54

I've noticed that there seems to be down turn in...

I've noticed that there seems to be down turn in the muzzle loader section now that the traditional muzzleloaders are now separate. Probably not as many of us traditional shooters and the inline...
04-26-2022, 05:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,360
Posted By Fyrstyk54

I have never been disappointed in the performance...

I have never been disappointed in the performance of patched round balls for deer hunting. I think I have only recovered one ball in 40 years of hunting and close to 60 deer taken. That one ball...
04-25-2022, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,360
Posted By Fyrstyk54

What are the ranges that you generally shoot deer...

What are the ranges that you generally shoot deer at, and what is the cover like?
04-23-2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,360
Posted By Fyrstyk54

Muzzleloader caliber for deer

I have been hunting deer with a traditional sidelock muzzleloader with roundball for going on 40 years. I started off with a .50 caliber but had several deer run off after the shot even when hit in...
Forum: Black Powder
04-06-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By Fyrstyk54

Loose sights? or maybe resting on the rock was...

Loose sights? or maybe resting on the rock was causing flyers. You should rest the forearm of the gun on a sand bag or at least a rolled up jacket to provide some cushioning.
Forum: Collectibles
03-31-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 856
Posted By Fyrstyk54

Would like to se a picture of this item.

Would like to se a picture of this item.
03-22-2022, 05:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,404
Posted By Fyrstyk54

I have not "coned" my .58's, but I have...

I have not "coned" my .58's, but I have "Chamfered" the muzzle to allow for easier ball/patch starting so a short starter is not needed. I only shoot patched round ball. I'm not sure if a "coned"...
03-15-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By Fyrstyk54

I use my 15 gauge Belgium Muzzle loading single...

I use my 15 gauge Belgium Muzzle loading single shot shot gun. Turkeys within 35 yards are in trouble.
Forum: Reloading
02-16-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,194
Posted By Fyrstyk54

I too use IMR 4831 with the 140 grain Hornady...

I too use IMR 4831 with the 140 grain Hornady bullet. I get slightly over 2900 FPS out of my 26" Encore barrel with groups averaging around 1.25-1.5 at 100 yards.
Forum: Guns
01-14-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By Fyrstyk54

My .36 caliber Flint lock long rifle is the gun...

My .36 caliber Flint lock long rifle is the gun that "speaks" to me. It has taken quite a lot of game for me, and I believe I shoot this gun better than all my other black powder guns including all...
Forum: Black Powder
12-21-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By Fyrstyk54

Bobby has done 2 .58s for me. One percussion,...

Bobby has done 2 .58s for me. One percussion, and one flint. both are super accurate with patched round ball. they are my favorite deer rifles cause they most time put the deer down in place, or...
12-03-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,366
Posted By Fyrstyk54

I don't think it makes a difference.

I don't think it makes a difference.
11-28-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By Fyrstyk54

Try PCS Outdoors, the trapping supply house.

Try PCS Outdoors, the trapping supply house.
11-18-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,253
Posted By Fyrstyk54

Where I hunt, if the wind is blowing 30mph or...

Where I hunt, if the wind is blowing 30mph or more so that the trees are swaying and small branches are falling, I hunt the laurel swamps. The deer in my area will go there if the wind is high and...
10-09-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,318
Posted By Fyrstyk54

I always carry my H&R 949 .22 revolver with 5"...

I always carry my H&R 949 .22 revolver with 5" barrel when tending my trapline.
Forum: Black Powder
09-14-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By Fyrstyk54

A lot of what Mrbb says is true, but I noticed...

A lot of what Mrbb says is true, but I noticed last year, with the Covid thing going on, there were far more hunters in the woods than I had seen in previous years. Possibly because they had more...
Forum: Black Powder
09-14-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By Fyrstyk54

I too have noticed a reduction in posts regarding...

I too have noticed a reduction in posts regarding BP shooting. I have also noticed a significant reduction of BP shooters at my home range. Inquires have revealed that many are not shooting to...
07-12-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,711
Posted By Fyrstyk54

Personally, for what the .32 is used for I think...

Personally, for what the .32 is used for I think the round ball does the job that it was made for. I get superb accuracy with a patched round ball in all of my .32's. You just have to experiment...
06-21-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,011
Posted By Fyrstyk54

The easiest time I ever had dragging a deer out...

The easiest time I ever had dragging a deer out from 2+ miles off the beaten path was with a farmers mule. I walked out of the woods and spotted the farmer in his yard. I asked him if he would be...
06-21-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,011
Posted By Fyrstyk54

Due to having a bad back, but a love for deer...

Due to having a bad back, but a love for deer hunting, I use a home made cart to haul my deer out of the woods. My cart is made from an old aluminum extension ladder, some aluminum tubing, and hard...
Forum: Wanted
06-03-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,122
Posted By Fyrstyk54

That's a great idea, I may give it a try.

That's a great idea, I may give it a try.
Forum: Wanted
06-03-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,122
Posted By Fyrstyk54

The slugs I am looking for are no longer made by...

The slugs I am looking for are no longer made by Remingion, they have been replaced with the Aero-tip slug. I am hoping someone has some of the older slugs that they no longer want. These slugs...
Forum: Wanted
06-02-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,122
Posted By Fyrstyk54

Iso Remington Slugs

Looking to buy Remington 12 gauge 2.75" Copper Solid Slugs. If you have some you wish to part with, please private message me.
05-30-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,574
Posted By Fyrstyk54

I have carried a S&W Model 18, 4" .22 mag in a...

I have carried a S&W Model 18, 4" .22 mag in a shoulder holster when deer hunting in VT. I used it mostly to give the coup-de-grace on a downed deer that was still alive but needed a finishing shot...
02-04-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,223
Posted By Fyrstyk54

Check out the "Contemporary Gun Builders...

Check out the "Contemporary Gun Builders Association" website.
Forum: Northeast
01-24-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,368
Posted By Fyrstyk54

Another way to make your own ladder stand is to...

Another way to make your own ladder stand is to keep your eyes open for aluminum ladder for sale. With some aluminum angle pieces and some bolts a functional ladder stand can be made that is also...
Forum: Optics
12-27-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,181
Posted By Fyrstyk54

It is inventory time before taxes. The less...

It is inventory time before taxes. The less stock they have on the shelves, the less tax they pay.
12-06-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,371
Posted By Fyrstyk54

In CT, the early squirrel season begins on Sept....

In CT, the early squirrel season begins on Sept. 1. Sept. can be a very warm month, so I always pack a couple of freezer packs in the day bag so i can put my skinned and field dress squirrels in a...
12-06-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,711
Posted By Fyrstyk54

Many shoot 75-85 grains of 3f in their 50 caliber...

Many shoot 75-85 grains of 3f in their 50 caliber guns with patched round ball for deer. Your gun will determine which load and patching/lube it likes best for accuracy. The slower twist guns...
12-06-2020, 04:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,711
Posted By Fyrstyk54

The fifty caliber guns don't kick much more than...

The fifty caliber guns don't kick much more than a 20gauge shotgun,although for me the Hawken style tends to slap me in the cheek. I prefer a straighter stock with no cheek piece. As for the...
12-05-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,711
Posted By Fyrstyk54

The 1.5 buck shot will work fine in your .32. It...

The 1.5 buck shot will work fine in your .32. It is a little harder than pure lead, but works fine. As for patch material, you gun will decide what it likes best. Start off with .015 to see how...
12-05-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,371
Posted By Fyrstyk54

I skin and clean them shortly after shooting...

I skin and clean them shortly after shooting them. I put the cleaned carcass in a plastic bag which contains a small cold pack to remove the heat from the carcass to prevent spoiling.
12-01-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,711
Posted By Fyrstyk54

The .32 with 20 grains of 3f powder and a patched...

The .32 with 20 grains of 3f powder and a patched round ball will give you .22 LR velocities of around 1500 FPS A 30 grain load with the same ball will bump up the velocities to the 22 magnum range....
Forum: Black Powder
12-01-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,565
Posted By Fyrstyk54

It's a tough question to answer. I think it will...

It's a tough question to answer. I think it will depend on how you want to hunt. When i first started hunting 55 years ago, it was all about the shooting and getting the game. As I got older, I...
12-01-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,711
Posted By Fyrstyk54

Use the #11 caps on the Crockett. I don't have a...

Use the #11 caps on the Crockett. I don't have a Crockett, but I do have 4 .32 caliber rifles,(3 percussion and one flint). The .32 is a great small game round and inexpensive to shoot. In the...
11-30-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,902
Posted By Fyrstyk54

I hike in quite aways from the parking area, so I...

I hike in quite aways from the parking area, so I want a light weight, easy to carry seat. I have settled on a tree sling type seat. It weighs nearly nothing, can be adjusted for height, you use...
11-09-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By Fyrstyk54

Thanks for the input. I have the Neck Band...

Thanks for the input. I have the Neck Band model. Not happy with it, but I didn't want to go to a full head set as I thought that would be too cumbersome.
11-08-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By Fyrstyk54

Hearing Enhancement?

Anyone here use hearing enhancement ear plugs or muffs for deer hunting? I recently purchased a "Walkers" ear enhancement system for deer hunting from a stand. I found the "white noise" when the...
Forum: Black Powder
10-18-2020, 05:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By Fyrstyk54

Another option, is to look for a bushnell rail...

Another option, is to look for a bushnell rail mount & scope. This mount will use the holes for the rear sight. It will be a scout type of setup with the scope mounted forward on the barrel..
10-14-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,794
Posted By Fyrstyk54

I hunted many years with a Super Blackhawk. Took...

I hunted many years with a Super Blackhawk. Took several deer, the farthest at 55 Yards.I used Sierra 210 Jacketed HP bullets at about 1400FPS. No deer that I shot withthat gun went more than 25...
09-06-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 761
Posted By Fyrstyk54

50 CALIBER Contender barrel

E.A.Brown custom 12" 50 caliber Black Powder T/C Contender barrel. Matt blue finish, 209 primer ignition and T/C barrel mounted peep sight. $275.00, Postal Money Order only.
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