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by Canerod
Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: removing breech plug t/c
Replies: 5
Views: 2533

Re: removing breech plug t/c

I just posted an original T/C breech plug wrench here http://www.tradrag.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=3552

Let me know if you'd be interested. I got into other MLers years ago and forgot I had this laying around until spring cleanup this year.
by Canerod
Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: smooth bore 58 cal
Replies: 4
Views: 1271

Re: smooth bore 58 cal

I'd be interested. Can I get pics and details to rodmaker@roadrunner.com please?
by Canerod
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Ram Rods
Replies: 11
Views: 3107

Re: Ram Rods

Robert,
I have some hickory on the way and make ramrods to order. Not really part of the business, just something fun on the side. I'm trying to find a good source of horn to make some tipped fowler rods. Let me know what size you need and I'll see what I can come up with.
by Canerod
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Got my fowler- Need some load help
Replies: 4
Views: 1157

Re: Got my fowler- Need some load help

Thanks! I shot it with .600 RB .010 patch and 70gr FFg and it groups great, but low. 3" low at 25yd and 6" at 50yds. Right and left is dead on, just low. Still have to find some wads and get to patterning it. I prefer not to use the felt wads, just a cost thing, if possible.
by Canerod
Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Got my fowler- Need some load help
Replies: 4
Views: 1157

Re: Got my fowler- Need some load help

Thanks for the info Hanshi. I'm really pleased with it so far. Hope to get out to the range later this week, once I get some accessories together.
by Canerod
Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Got my fowler- Need some load help
Replies: 4
Views: 1157

Got my fowler- Need some load help

Hey all, We had our Ancient Ones of Maine Outdoor Sports Show this past weekend and I finally found a good deal on a fowler and had extra money at the same time. It's a 20ga. TVM and I've never messed with a 20, so I was wondering what loads y'all were using for both shot and ball. I've been wanting...
by Canerod
Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: TradRag members get 10% off
Replies: 17
Views: 5439

Re: TradRag members get 10% off

Bump for a great product. Not all whiskers are made equal, HB's are the best I've ever tried.
by Canerod
Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: History of Archery
Topic: Brown/Gray 55/56 Kodiak Special
Replies: 3
Views: 860

Re: Brown/Gray 55/56 Kodiak Special

Very nice!! Love the two-tone, the gray is the same as my '58 Alaskan.
by Canerod
Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Maine Moose Lottery
Replies: 1
Views: 782

Maine Moose Lottery

OK guys and gals, the 2010 Maine Moose lottery is open. Go to www.mefishwildlife.com and click on "Moose Lottery" on the right hand side.

Feel free to PM me with any questions re: guides, lodging, areas. I'm happy to help.
by Canerod
Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: History of Archery
Topic: 60 Kodiak Light Weight
Replies: 6
Views: 911

Re: 60 Kodiak Light Weight

Beautiful!!
by Canerod
Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: History of Archery
Topic: Feb TR Hunt
Replies: 16
Views: 1854

Re: Feb TR Hunt

Mike, I'm just waiting to see if the trip is a go or not. My wife just got an interview for a job back down in Virginia, so we may end up going down there for that week. If I can put it together, I'll definitely let you know ASAP. Brad, I appreciate the offer. Let's see if the trip is a go and I'll ...
by Canerod
Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: History of Archery
Topic: Feb TR Hunt
Replies: 16
Views: 1854

Re: Feb TR Hunt

I'll do my best to be there. It all depends on the kid's break and when the mother-in-law gets the medical clearance to travel. Don't hold a bunk, I'll bring a bag and cot or pad.
by Canerod
Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: History of Archery
Topic: thoughts on a 2010 rendevous?
Replies: 50
Views: 12356

Re: thoughts on a 2010 rendevous?

I'd be interested, depending on the dates. I have to drive the mother-in-law down sometime in late Jan-early Feb and the wife and kids are wanting to go visit the rat in Orlando Feb. 13-20. I'd much rather chase hogs than stand in line to ride "It's a Small World", if ya get my drift.
by Canerod
Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: History of Archery
Topic: how NOT to recieve your 1960 Kodiak...
Replies: 12
Views: 1663

Re: how NOT to recieve your 1960 Kodiak...

That's why I stopped using UPS. One of the first rods I ever sold was shipped as a 2-piece and arrived as a 3-piece. It was in an aluminum rod tube padded inside a carpet tube and they ran a forklift or something similar over it. You could see the tire tracks and the aluminum tube was partially crus...
by Canerod
Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: History of Archery
Topic: Ready to saw JRH's MSW 1959 in 1/2
Replies: 29
Views: 3194

Re: Ready to saw JRH's MSW 1959 in 1/2

OOOHH!! This is gonna be good :shock: :shock:
by Canerod
Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: History of Archery
Topic: Early Bear Polar ID Guide
Replies: 22
Views: 13818

Re: Early Bear Polar ID Guide

Jeremy,
That would be great. Tell me what I can send you for them. My address is:

Kevin Little
84 Plymouth Rd.
Carmel, ME 04419

I appreciate it,

Kevin
by Canerod
Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: History of Archery
Topic: Early Bear Polar ID Guide
Replies: 22
Views: 13818

Re: Early Bear Polar ID Guide

Jeremy,
Thanks for the confirmation. It's a great shooting bow, I just wish it were 10# heavier. I need to replace the grip and rest and strike plate, what weight and type of leather was used? I want to do it right and use it for indoor league this winter.

Thanks!

Canerod
by Canerod
Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: History of Archery
Topic: Early Bear Polar ID Guide
Replies: 22
Views: 13818

Re: Early Bear Polar ID Guide

I was told that this is a 1958. 64", scalloped sight window, red, white, and brown tip overlays. Grip and strike plate have been replaced. I've never seen another Polar to compare it to, but it seems to have a lot of reflex in the riser. http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d47/Kevinl2067/Bear58Polar00...
by Canerod
Sat Dec 26, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: History of Archery
Topic: What Favorite Vintage Archery Items Did you Acquire in 2009?
Replies: 43
Views: 19610

Re: What Favorite Vintage Archery Items Did you Acquire in 2009?

Beautiful Wade! I started looking into old Bears this year, mostly because I found an Alaskan at a yard sale. I only picked up two Bears this year, but they're both 1958 and sweet shooters. The Bear Polar that arrived Christmas Eve. http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d47/Kevinl2067/Bear58Polar015-1.j...
by Canerod
Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: what's in a string silencer ?
Replies: 40
Views: 21668

Re: what's in a string silencer ?

I usually make mine from Merino wool, because it's inexpensive and readily available. They work well and shed water fairly well. I don't think they're any better than other materials, but I've made over 20 pair from about half a skein, which cost me about $7.
by Canerod
Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Robin Hood movie
Replies: 8
Views: 2232

Re: Robin Hood movie

OOoohh!! Gonna have to watch that one when it comes out.
by Canerod
Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: what's in a string silencer ?
Replies: 40
Views: 21668

Re: what's in a string silencer ?

I have a recurve that needs a new strike plate and rest. I'd be happy to try yours out and give you some feedback. I shoot almost every day, have a target set up in the basement.
by Canerod
Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: testers needed !
Replies: 11
Views: 3057

Re: testers needed !

I'll try 'em, out for ya, if you want. What kind of bow would you like to try them out on? I mostly have Hill-style LB's and a couple of '50s style recurves.
by Canerod
Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: 3f loads for 50 cal
Replies: 6
Views: 2241

Re: 3f loads for 50 cal

Lance beat me to it. Start at 50gr and work up until groups start to open up. Drop back to your last load with good grouping and you're set. My GPR flint prefers 75gr, my underhammer .50 settled in at 70gr.
by Canerod
Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: HNH Armguard arrived
Replies: 14
Views: 4379

Re: HNH Armguard arrived

Dave,
One of the quivers is on my shortlist of things I want to get soon. I'm thinking Juniper to match my Hill Cheetah, should be just the ticket.
by Canerod
Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: HNH Armguard arrived
Replies: 14
Views: 4379

Re: HNH Armguard arrived

You're going to like it. I got out this afternoon and tried mine out for the first time. Fits exactly where I needed it to and once I got tired and sloppy, I could feel the string hit from time to time. Worked like a charm and I could hardly tell it was there. Great armguard!!
by Canerod
Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: HNH Armguard arrived
Replies: 14
Views: 4379

HNH Armguard arrived

Thanks go out to Highnoonhunter and Tradrag for the giveaway. I just got an HNH armguard in the mail and now I can see firsthand why everyone raves about his products. Very nice craftsmanship and it's the perfect length. I shoot mostly Hill-style longbows and this armguard is just long enough to cov...
by Canerod
Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:05 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Long barrel double
Replies: 4
Views: 1253

Re: Long barrel double

I know the Brits also did long barreled shotguns, but I was referring to the shape of the stock where the comb comes off the wrist and the back- action locks. Most English guns I've come across have the bar locks like yours, Captchee. Either way, nice shotgun! Should be just the ticket for turkeys a...
by Canerod
Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:06 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Long barrel double
Replies: 4
Views: 1253

Re: Long barrel double

Those long barrels should help velocity a bit. Are the barrels choked? Looks like a Leige Belgium- made gun. With the right load, it should hammer turkeys. Good find!! :mrgreen:
by Canerod
Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Flintlock advise
Replies: 12
Views: 3233

Re: Flintlock advise

Depends on your budget. At the low-end, look at a Lyman Great Plains Rifle. Midsout Shooters has had the best price of late. If the budget is bigger, look at TVM by Matt Avance or Sitting Fox. At around $1300 starting, google Roy Stroh, Gunmaker. Roy does some really nice work and your flintlock wou...