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by Falcon
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: ROLL CALL!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 779

Re: ROLL CALL!!!

i'm back. Will hunt tomorrow with a .50 caliber conventional muzzleloader.
by Falcon
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Traditional Harvest
Topic: Killed Buck With Patched Round Ball
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Killed Buck With Patched Round Ball

This buck was killed during Fort Sill muzzleloader season in October. The rifle is a TC New Englander ,50 caliber. The patched round ball was driven by 80 grains of Black MZ powder. Distance was 35-40 yards. The deer bang flopped.

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by Falcon
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Traditional Harvest
Topic: Fox Hunt
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Fox Hunt

Congrats on the fox. Very nice rifle and bag.
by Falcon
Fri May 26, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Other Hunting | Big and Small | Hogs
Topic: Another Sow With Patched Round Ball
Replies: 1
Views: 7238

Another Sow With Patched Round Ball

Killed this sow last evening at our flooded deer lease. Distance was about 30 yards. Sow weighed 160-175 pounds.

Gun is my TC New Englander .50 caliber. Powder is 70 grains of Black MZ. The ball exited leaving a big hole.

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by Falcon
Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Other Hunting | Big and Small | Hogs
Topic: Big Sow With Patched Round Ball
Replies: 3
Views: 1287

Big Sow With Patched Round Ball

Shot this big sow several weeks ago with my .54 caliber TC New Englander. Powder charge was 90 grains of Black MZ. i put the round ball in her ear from about 35 yards away.

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by Falcon
Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Traditional Harvest
Topic: 2015 Buck
Replies: 20
Views: 9006

Re: 2015 Buck

Congrats on the fine buck.
by Falcon
Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Traditional Harvest
Topic: Smoke has been made!
Replies: 3
Views: 2457

Re: Smoke has been made!

Congrats on the nice buck.
by Falcon
Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Traditional Harvest
Topic: Ft. Sill Buck With A Round ball
Replies: 3
Views: 1439

Ft. Sill Buck With A Round ball

Sunday was the second day of Ft. Sill conventional muzzleloading deer season. Beat the brush for several hours before settling in a stand overlooking a pond that deer often use. At about 19:15 i saw a buck at the far end of the pond. i fired and the buck went down, flopped about one minute and expir...
by Falcon
Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Traditional Harvest
Topic: OJAM Members Hunt Deer
Replies: 6
Views: 2210

Re: OJAM Members Hunt Deer

Congrats on the buck with a selfbow.
by Falcon
Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: MY NEW ISAAC HAINES BUILT BY CAPTCHEE
Replies: 13
Views: 7101

Re: MY NEW ISAAC HAINES BUILT BY CAPTCHEE

That is truly a most beautiful rifle.
by Falcon
Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Help with front sight removal
Replies: 12
Views: 5173

Re: Help with front sight removal

You've got the gun sighted in well. Good luck with your hunt.
by Falcon
Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Help with front sight removal
Replies: 12
Views: 5173

Re: Help with front sight removal

Put some oil on the sight groove and let it sit awhile. A hammer and a good brass punch should be able to remove that sight. if you can't find a good brass punch then use a steel punch about 1/4" in diameter; this will most likely mess up the old sight. Be careful to not bugger up the groove in the ...
by Falcon
Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Why is "modern" game so much tougher than in the old days?
Replies: 11
Views: 4785

Re: Why is "modern" game so much tougher than in the old days?

The truth is the folks that sell expensive high tech bullets have done a great job of marketing their product and have convinced the masses that you have to have that high tech bullet to succeed. Bingo!!! There is this pervasive myth that some very expensive bullets can make the difference when a "...
by Falcon
Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: ML season is here
Replies: 8
Views: 2911

Re: ML season is here

Killed a doe on the first day of Ft. Sill primitive muzzleloader season, 12 October. Gun: TC New Englander .50 caliber Powder: 80 Grains of 3F Goex Pinnacle Projo: .490 patched round ball Cap: Winchester magnum #11 The deer was about 35 yards from my tree stand when shot. She bang flopped. http://i2...
by Falcon
Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Graphite
Replies: 14
Views: 5567

Re: Graphite

Then there are the blasting powders. The black blasting powders are not graphite coated. Years ago i tried black blasting powder in a muzzleloader. It was very inconsistent.

Black powder types and grain sizes:

http://home.comcast.net/~illinewek/faqs/bptypes.htm
by Falcon
Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Got to like Maxi's
Replies: 11
Views: 5104

Re: Got to like Maxi's

The Hornady 370 grain Maxi-Ball is too loose for the bore of my TC New Englander. The 320 grain Maxi-Ball fits much tighter, it will not come off the powder. i've killed a couple big hogs with that bullet; both bang flopped.

Got to start molding my own Maxi Balls.
by Falcon
Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Christmas giveaway for those who like to read!
Replies: 17
Views: 6333

Re: Christmas giveaway for those who like to read!

That's got to be a good book. Put me in.
by Falcon
Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Ohio muzzleloader Buck
Replies: 10
Views: 2708

Re: Ohio muzzleloader Buck

Congrats on the really nice buck.