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Forum: Black Powder
07-28-2003, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By RKenSprac

RE: Help on Great plains .54 Perc kit

Trevor,
I have the Lymans Great Plains Hunter (not the 1:60 like yours) at home, I' ll take a look at it tonight and let you know what it looks like tomorrow. In the mean time I would call Lyman...
Forum: Black Powder
07-28-2003, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By RKenSprac

RE: Preparation for first shot in the field?

You getting answers for two different things:
The first, firing a cap or two with no load is ensure that your nipple if free of oil and debri. The flame from the cap blows obstructions out of the...
Forum: Black Powder
06-12-2003, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By RKenSprac

RE: Cocky Shooters

Love my Lyman GPH caplock - next ML will be a flinter.
Forum: Black Powder
06-10-2003, 05:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,602
Posted By RKenSprac

RE: How long does blackpowder last?

I agree with the above, I' ve had the real stuff last for years, just stored it cool and dry. The subs, I don' t know about. You might call/email and ask them.
Forum: Black Powder
06-02-2003, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,661
Posted By RKenSprac

RE: If not Powerbelts or Sabots... then what?

I' m shooting the Hornady Great Plains Conical, in my Lyman .54 Great Plains Hunter and have been very happy with the performace.
Forum: Black Powder
05-29-2003, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,923
Posted By RKenSprac

RE: 1845 Colt 45 cal. cap and ball

I had a thought on the .45 Cal, since I' ve never heard of a .45 c-n-b revolver, but like Redhawk I' m not an expert on what Colt produced and when, but is it possible you are getting the .45 from...
Forum: Black Powder
05-27-2003, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,923
Posted By RKenSprac

RE: 1845 Colt 45 cal. cap and ball

Redhawk is right. If it is an orginal it will be worth serval thousands of dollars, and I would have it appraised by someone that: 1- really knows what its worth, and 2- can tell you if it is a...
Forum: Black Powder
05-21-2003, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By RKenSprac

RE: reccomend a load for me

Last year, just prior to the Elk hunt I bought some Hornady 385 gr bullets for my .54. The first day at the range the were hitting all over the place, so I threw them back in my shooting box and...
Forum: Black Powder
05-21-2003, 07:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,404
Posted By RKenSprac

RE: Need your help on CVA?

Mattews - I don' t hunt in PA, and I don' t know if you are planning on hunting there, but (and I might be way off on this) I thought PA required Flintlocks, and had some real tight restrictions on...
Forum: Black Powder
05-19-2003, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,350
Posted By RKenSprac

RE: ffG vs. fffG?

I 3fg in everything from my cap and ball revolver to my .54 great plains hunter, and think it works great, plus by shooting the 3fg in my rifles I don' t have to have a seperate stash for my...
Forum: Black Powder
04-23-2003, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By RKenSprac

RE: scopes

Unless you' ve got a quality rangefinder and have spent a lot of time on the range there is no way you should attempt a 300 yard shot with a ML at any type of game. A typical ML can handle ranges...
Forum: Black Powder
04-22-2003, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By RKenSprac

RE: New to site

Bauer,
I just checked the Idaho state regs and it looks like Idaho allows a " double barrel" (not all states do) for ML hunting. Idaho also makes a distinction between a ML hunt and Traditional...
Forum: Black Powder
04-21-2003, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By RKenSprac

RE: New to site

Eldeguello is right about the breech loading. If you want to hunt with this gun, you' ll have to do it during the regular rifle hunts in most states.

If you like the looks of the Sharps rifles,...
Forum: Black Powder
04-15-2003, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By RKenSprac

RE: Dumn question?

I think you question is can you use the same ML for all the above.
The short answer: Yes, but I don' t know of anyone who uses the same gun for everything. If you wanted a " one gun does it all" ...
Forum: Black Powder
04-14-2003, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By RKenSprac

RE: New Muzzleloader for Montana Regulations.

As Big Bulls stated the Omega will work fine in Montana (given the regs you posted). I' ve got a article on my site that covers the basics of MLing if you interested you can read it at:
...
Forum: Black Powder
04-08-2003, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 839
Posted By RKenSprac

RE: Remington .44 caliber revolving carbine?

Sounds like a fun gun!
If the gun is what I' m picturing, it is basically a cap-n-ball revolver with a long barrel and a stock added to the pistol grip. If this is the case I' ve a couple...
Forum: Black Powder
04-08-2003, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By RKenSprac

RE: Pellets vs powder

There are a lot of folks who love pellets, but I' ve always been a powder person myself for many reasons: Control of my load, consistancy, and cost.
Forum: Black Powder
04-01-2003, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By RKenSprac

RE: what muzzleload rifle for elk

Lymans Great Plain Hunter in a .54. This is a hard gun to beat, works great on deer too.
Forum: Black Powder
04-01-2003, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By RKenSprac

RE: best pellet or power for .50 cal

I personally shot 3fg black or pyro loose in both of my .50s. Haven' t tried the triple 7 yet, so I can' t comment on that. I like loose because I get better control over my load. That said, there...
Forum: Black Powder
03-31-2003, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By RKenSprac

RE: Muzzle loader range??

200 yrds is a long shot for any ML. If you can hit a deer at 200 yrds in the kill zone you would be eating venision, but ML velocities being what they are you must be able to accurately judge...
Forum: Black Powder
03-27-2003, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By RKenSprac

RE: Just bought first muzzleloader

Sounds like a good deal. although I recommend knowing before buying next time. Sounds like you aren' t quite sure where to begin. So lets start with bullet selection: Roundball, sabot, or conical -...
Forum: Black Powder
03-27-2003, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,391
Posted By RKenSprac

RE: TC or Lyman?

My vote would be the Lyman - I have the great plains hunter in a .54 and love it. I' ve seen, handled or owned a lot of other traditional style MLs, and for an off the shelf gun, the Lyman was by...
Forum: Black Powder
03-27-2003, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By RKenSprac

RE: new to black powder. Please help!

You' ve got some good advise here. I' ve got some articles on my site about choosing a ML and what you need to get started. It might be worth checking it out.
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