Today I did a lot of sneaking through the woods; it was a rainy day so it was a good day for that type of hunting. I saw quite a few squirrels, but no deer. At the end of the rainy day my gun went
I had a good start to Muzzleloader Season. At about 7:30 AM three antlerless deer came out of the woods and started moving towards me as they were feeding. One of them finally stopped about 17 yard
I visited Cooperstown Trading Post the other day to find some parts for a muzzleloader I am building. The store had a surprisingly large inventory of parts for gun building despite its small size.
When I was browsing the muzzleloadingforum.com I came across a good post telling how to determine the rate of twist. Most production muzzleloaders gun have this stamped right on the barrel, but som
I took my flintlock out groundhog hunting today. It was a great day to go hunting; I saw two other hunters out on another hillside. When I was approaching a fence row a surprised groundhog ran to h
I made a leather ball bag to carry my round balls in. The leather is a Biz tanned deer hide that I tanned. The bag itself is cut from a pattern I made my self; it is in a bit of a heart shape with
Missouri Long Trek Flints or probably more commonly called in the muzzleloading world as Rich Pierce Flints has been my favorite source for flint. The flint which is really Burlington chert is coll
Today I did some target shooting with my muzzleloader. I am still trying to work up the best load for a round ball with my gun, but this is one of the better groups I shot today. This five shot gro