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    Too Many Muzzle Loaders

    I was going through the safe and finally counted my collection and I have 14 muzzle loaders. While this may be a lot less than some and more than others there were two I can't remember why I bought them. One is an Ethan Allen 50 cal #126 with the Schuetzen stock (very rare) and the other is a Hopkins and Allen 58 cal under hammer that has been shot only 12 times ( 2 by original owner and 10 by me). What to do?
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    go to the range, of course!!!!
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    Adopt me ,I like to shoot (only have 13 )and am in to R+D range development

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    A little is good, a lot is better and too many is just enough. Go to the range early and leave late. Repeat daily.
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    too many muzzleloaders ??? that is like a horse to fast whiskey too old or a girl too pretty.

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    There is not too many just not enough.You never know for times to come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob208 View Post
    too many muzzleloaders ??? that is like a horse to fast whiskey too old or a girl too pretty.
    ..............or, too much money!

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    Send some to me to replace my burned up ones.
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    You are correct. 14 is way too many. You need to send me the excess ones until you get to a suitable level.
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    Post some pics. I would like to see the Schutzen stock
    " If you cant do it with a 308 , you dont need to do it!

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    You can check G B. As far as I can find out there were only a couple Schuetzen stock models made.

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    Your under hammer looks awesome! Too rich for my blood right now though.

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    Both shoot GREAT and are really good conversation starters.
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    Lovingly clean them all and then foul them regularly. Repeat.

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    I have way too many guns, but not nearly as many as I want.

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    "Too many muzzleloaders" is HERESY! "Too many" is not actually possible! You can send any excess to me, of course; but what you need to do is get a couple more.
    Young guys should hang out with old guys; old guys know stuff.

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    These two are ones I bought on a whim and have only shot once at the range. I have developed a true love for 45 caliber slug guns, Hawken and Lehigh long rifles.

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    I once owned 8 and now have 3 in 50cal..... perfect for me.

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    I only have 9, but the 9th one is unshootable though. So you are doing better than me with only 14 of them.

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