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Forum: Black Powder
05-29-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 836
Posted By jnicholes

Apologies for not posting for days. A family...

Apologies for not posting for days. A family emergency came up and I needed to make a trip to Spokane, WA. I am back now.

Iíve been thinking about what you said, about how you donít care where the...
Forum: Black Powder
05-23-2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 836
Posted By jnicholes

Good point. I didnít think of that. Iím...

Good point. I didnít think of that.

Iím using 90 grains now. When I used 70 grains, my grouping was terrible. When I started using 90 a few days ago, my grouping started to improve. Wasnít dead...
Forum: Black Powder
05-23-2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 836
Posted By jnicholes

OK, I know Iíve been saying this a lot, but I for...

OK, I know Iíve been saying this a lot, but I for sure found the problem this time. I canít believe it was this simple.

It all roots back to when I first built the gun from the kit. Once I built...
Forum: Black Powder
05-22-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 836
Posted By jnicholes

Thanks for getting back. To be honest, youíre...

Thanks for getting back. To be honest, youíre right. I did document everything I did. Cleaning was not on there, because I didnít do it.

Iím lazy, but Iíll work on getting into the habit of...
Forum: Black Powder
05-21-2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 836
Posted By jnicholes

I actually solved it today. It turns out that I...

I actually solved it today. It turns out that I wasnít loading the gun properly. Patch was not centered on the ball and barrel. I did an experiment today with 90 grains, and I tried centering the...
Forum: Black Powder
05-21-2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 836
Posted By jnicholes

Thanks, like I said, in my most recent post, I...

Thanks, like I said, in my most recent post, I started at 30 this time and worked my way up.
Forum: Black Powder
05-20-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 836
Posted By jnicholes

OK, I was wrong. Still having the problem. I do...

OK, I was wrong. Still having the problem. I do NOT know what is causing it. I photographed and documented EVERYTHING I did this shooting session. Here is the data:

Date: 05/20/2022

Weather:...
Forum: Black Powder
05-19-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 836
Posted By jnicholes

Thank you. For the record, I actually failed to...

Thank you. For the record, I actually failed to post that I started at 30 yards on my last shooting session and then worked my way up.
Forum: Black Powder
05-18-2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 836
Posted By jnicholes

Thank you all. I believe I found the problems. ...

Thank you all. I believe I found the problems.

First, I was not aiming with the open sight properly. I am still getting used to an open sight, and this was the key reason I was all over the place....
Forum: Black Powder
05-17-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 836
Posted By jnicholes

Iím actually doing a lot of that already. Using...

Iím actually doing a lot of that already. Using .490 lead balls and the right patches.

Iíll try the powder increments like you said, though.
Forum: Black Powder
05-17-2022, 01:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 836
Posted By jnicholes

Stumped. Need some help.

Hi everyone, Iím very stumped right now. Hereís my situation.

I bought the following kit and built it.

https://muzzle-loaders.com/products/traditionstm-kentucky-rifle-kit

Now, donít get me...
Forum: Black Powder
05-09-2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By jnicholes

Thanks for the forewarning. To be honest, I...

Thanks for the forewarning. To be honest, I already browned it. I actually went out shooting it today for the first time. I didnít get a video, and I have a good reason.

First, you need to know...
Forum: Black Powder
05-08-2022, 06:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By jnicholes

Its done. I got the look I wanted to get, and it...

Its done. I got the look I wanted to get, and it functions great.

All I need now is the #11 percussion caps. I got everything else.

Ill get a video when I first shoot it.

Jared
Forum: Black Powder
05-07-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By jnicholes

I dont know, What do you guys think? Should I...

I dont know, What do you guys think? Should I stain the barrel? It looks pretty good already after staining the stock and other wood parts.

What do you guys think?

Jared
Forum: Black Powder
05-06-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By jnicholes

I havenít decided yet. I think Iím gonna go with...

I havenít decided yet. I think Iím gonna go with whatís most historically accurate. Problem is, I donít know what that is specifically. Iíll have to do research and figure it out.
Forum: Black Powder
05-05-2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By jnicholes

https://muzzle-loaders.com/products/traditionstm-k...

https://muzzle-loaders.com/products/traditionstm-kentucky-rifle-kit

Here is the one I got, as well as my progress so far. I was able to do the dry fitting, and with some adjustments to the wood, I...
Forum: Black Powder
05-04-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By jnicholes

Thanks. I actually just received it in the mail....

Thanks. I actually just received it in the mail. I bit the bullet (pun intended) and decided to try it out. I got the percussion cap and not the flint lock.

In my state, there are muzzleloading...
Forum: Black Powder
04-29-2022, 04:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By jnicholes

First, thank you for the warning. I admit it,...

First, thank you for the warning. I admit it, muzzleloading is addicting. However, Iím working hard to make sure that addiction does not get out of control. I told myself that I would have an in line...
Forum: Black Powder
04-28-2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By jnicholes

Black powder question

Hi everyone,

I have a question. First, you need to know that I am gaining interest in traditional muzzleloaders, like flintlocks. I MIGHT try to use them for hunting, but I primarily want to use...
04-19-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By jnicholes

2022 Idaho Spring black bear hunt

Hi everyone, As the title of the thread says, Iím going on a spring black bear hunt. The season is already open. I got my tag and baiting permit yesterday. I just need to get up to the spot to set up...
Forum: Black Powder
04-12-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By jnicholes

I actually learned that the hard way. I was...

I actually learned that the hard way. I was shooting last week, resting it on a rock, and after firing, the guns kickback caused the ramrod holder to hit the rock, breaking it off.

It is an easy...
Forum: Black Powder
04-12-2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By jnicholes

actually, I think I did. I was measuring my...

actually, I think I did. I was measuring my powder as an experiment, by measuring 80 grains, then putting it in a quick loader. Then I measured another 80 grains, put it in a quick loader, and then I...
Forum: Black Powder
04-06-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By jnicholes

No, the sight was not loose. I double checked it...

No, the sight was not loose. I double checked it every time before I shot. However, I see what you mean about resting on the rock. I didnít have this problem before when resting on a rock, but maybe...
Forum: Black Powder
04-06-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By jnicholes

Muzzleloader target shooting. Need opinion

Hi everyone,

I went target shooting with my Traditions Northwest Buckstalker XT. I would like some advice or an opinion about something odd that happened.

My 3 shot group was amazing, about a...
Forum: Black Powder
03-18-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,295
Posted By jnicholes

Thank you so much for for taking some time to do...

Thank you so much for for taking some time to do some research. I really appreciate it. I also did some research myself, and I discovered that my barrels twist rate is 1:28, which is apparently good...
Forum: Black Powder
03-17-2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,295
Posted By jnicholes

Thank you. Iíll add that to my list. I...

Thank you. Iíll add that to my list.

I actually went to Sportsmanís Warehouse today and got the right powder you guys recommended. While I was there, I was looking at projectiles. While looking at...
Forum: Black Powder
03-17-2022, 06:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,295
Posted By jnicholes

Perfect, thank you very much!

Perfect, thank you very much!
Forum: Black Powder
03-16-2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,295
Posted By jnicholes

Quick question. I am browsing black powder...

Quick question.

I am browsing black powder for my muzzleloader. What would you guys recommend? FFg or FFFg black powder?
Forum: Black Powder
03-15-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,295
Posted By jnicholes

Thanks, just wanted to make sure it was a musket...

Thanks, just wanted to make sure it was a musket ignition.

Thanks also for the cleaning advice. I appreciate it!

Jared
Forum: Black Powder
03-15-2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,295
Posted By jnicholes

Thanks. I still need to get the cleaning...

Thanks.

I still need to get the cleaning supplies for the gun. From what I understand, you need to clean a muzzleloader after every shot. I could be mistaken, though.

I also need the primer.
...
Forum: Black Powder
03-14-2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,295
Posted By jnicholes

Yeah, the muzzleloader regulations are a little...

Yeah, the muzzleloader regulations are a little weird, but I need to follow them.

https://idfg.idaho.gov/hunt/weapons/muzzleloader

Anyway, Sportsmanís Warehouse recommended conical bullets for...
Forum: Black Powder
03-14-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,295
Posted By jnicholes

Here is the picture! Jared

Here is the picture!

Jared
Forum: Black Powder
03-14-2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,295
Posted By jnicholes

Thanks! Iíve heard from many people that they are...

Thanks! Iíve heard from many people that they are highly addictive.

I actually got this muzzleloader for two reasons. The first reason is so I could use it for hunting. In order to do this, I need...
Forum: Black Powder
03-14-2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,295
Posted By jnicholes

You were right. You donít need a background check...

You were right. You donít need a background check for a muzzleloader. The gun arrived in the store today, and I picked it up.
Forum: Black Powder
03-14-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,295
Posted By jnicholes

I donít know if youíre right or not, because this...

I donít know if youíre right or not, because this is the first firearm Iíve ever purchased. If you are right, though, I donít know why the store says we need to do one. I really donít know....
Forum: Black Powder
03-13-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,295
Posted By jnicholes

Hi everyone, I have an update for you all. The...

Hi everyone, I have an update for you all. The muzzleloader should get to sportsmanĎs warehouse on Wednesday or Thursday. When it gets there, I will go into the store and have my background check....
Forum: Black Powder
03-10-2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,295
Posted By jnicholes

Thatís right, we did. I finished moving in a...

Thatís right, we did. I finished moving in a while ago, so maybe we can make that happen when the gun arrives.

They were actually out of muzzleloaders at sportsmanĎs warehouse in Twin Falls, so I...
Forum: Black Powder
03-10-2022, 05:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,295
Posted By jnicholes

Yep, thatís what I was thinking. Iím actually...

Yep, thatís what I was thinking. Iím actually already starting to look at some videos on muzzleloaders. Thanks.
Forum: Black Powder
03-09-2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,295
Posted By jnicholes

Learning to use muzzleloaders.

Hi everyone, Tomorrow, Iím going to be purchasing my first gun. Itís going to be a muzzleloader. Iíve always been interested in muzzleloaders, and I wanted to learn how to use one. Here in Idaho,...
01-02-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,481
Posted By jnicholes

By ďturn in,Ē I meant a hunter report. Apologies...

By ďturn in,Ē I meant a hunter report. Apologies for the confusion.

Anyway, what did I learn? Well, I learned how to call elk, I learned what their tracks look like, I learned that I have to be...
12-31-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,481
Posted By jnicholes

Itís official. No harvest. Turned in my tag and...

Itís official. No harvest. Turned in my tag and did my hunter report.
12-30-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,481
Posted By jnicholes

So far, no harvest. Tomorrow is the last day of...

So far, no harvest. Tomorrow is the last day of the season. Right now, thereís a major blizzard going on. Iíll let you all know how tomorrow goes.

Again, if I donít get an elk, thatís OK. At least...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
12-30-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,415
Posted By jnicholes

I will have to see if there is one coming up...

I will have to see if there is one coming up sometime. I live 30 minutes from Twin Falls, so I bet thatís the area I need to look for.

Thanks, Jared
Forum: Sporting Dogs
12-29-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,415
Posted By jnicholes

Thank you all for the input and the advice. ...

Thank you all for the input and the advice.

Truth be told, I had no idea so much goes into having a hunting dog. I knew they needed to be trained, but I did not know everything else that everybody...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
12-28-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,415
Posted By jnicholes

Hunting with a dog.

Hi everyone,

So, I am thinking about getting a dog specifically for hunting when my current 11 year old dog passes away sometime in the future.

I have a few simple questions about hunting dogs....
12-11-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,481
Posted By jnicholes

Hi everyone, Another update. My friend got very...

Hi everyone, Another update. My friend got very busy with work. In fact, today may have been the last day I could hunt with him. However, he showed me a good spot and told me how to go about hunting...
11-30-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,481
Posted By jnicholes

Thanks, guys. I will take your advice and take a...

Thanks, guys. I will take your advice and take a look around food spots. I probably shouldíve clarified this, but Iím going to keep trying. I am not giving up. Iím just not sure if Iím going to get...
11-29-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,481
Posted By jnicholes

I have an update. No harvest so far. Season ends...

I have an update. No harvest so far. Season ends December 31 for my tag. Iím actually beginning to think I wonít be able to get an elk this season. I have not seen any elk since the run-in with the...
11-06-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,481
Posted By jnicholes

It wasnít really the supply chain. You see, the...

It wasnít really the supply chain. You see, the mechanic was VERY busy, so we took the car back and I fixed it myself. I am not an auto mechanic, but I do have experience with cars.

It took a...
11-04-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,481
Posted By jnicholes

Finally got my car back. It was a starter...

Finally got my car back. It was a starter solenoid problem. Hunt resumes tomorrow.
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