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    Quote Originally Posted by RU shooter View Post
    Looks like a great time ! Wish it would snow here this year . The few trail walks we have here I don't do too well as I'm color blind and can only see about half the targets because there's no contrast even though most plates are painted red they still get lost in the green/brown back ground of the woods .
    This is a tough range, as most of the targets are white, from our fall rendezvous.
    The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rfd View Post
    "why do this blowing down the barrel, are you insane?!?!?!?"

    "blowing down the barrel" is the CORRECT thing to do, and done IMMEDIATELY after discharging the gun barrel yer about blow into.

    the safety reason is to make sure there are no embers left down the tube after a shot is taken. don't think that can happen? well it sure enuf happened to a very well known gun writer, who wrote about his experience in muzzleloader magazine a year or so ago. he began to pour down a measured bp charge into the barrel and an ember down in the chamber area lit the charge up like a roman candle. he was hurt, but extremely lucky that no serious harm was done. a very scary experience, for sure.

    the other reason for barrel blowing was previously posted in this thread - it's fouling control, keeping the bp residue soft for either a reload, or to prepare to secure the gun for some period of time before proper final cleaning can be administered.

    here, "back east", almost ALL public ranges and club held trad muzzy events will have NMLRA hooks into them, one way or another, so barrel blowing is not allowed and will be grounds for dismissal from the event and/or range. yeah, thank you NMLRA for that stupidity. its like ric sez, it's a litigious thing and a way to safeguard stupid people at the expense of smart people, and another reason i dislike the NMLRA. at my club's events and matches we get around that nonsense by using a neoprene blow tube, about a foot long. when at a private range, or out in the woods, i blow away right down the tube, a free man, as God intended, amen. did i mention that i dislike the NMLRA? good.

    bwana bob's rant about blowing down the barrel


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    The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
    John Taylor - "African Rifles and Cartridges"

    Forget everything you know about loading jacketed bullets. This is a whole new ball game!


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    I was referring to Mike Nesbitt's billed leather cap.
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    Reckon that bunch of old guy's kidnapped that good looking dark headed honey ? She's the best looking Muzzle loading accessory I ever saw .
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    The gas blast into battleship guns' chambers was done for gun reason, as was the wet mop down a muzzleloading cannons' barrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazo kid View Post
    I was referring to Mike Nesbitt's billed leather cap.
    Better get your eyes checked, he wasn't there. He's kinda persona non gratis in this area.
    The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
    John Taylor - "African Rifles and Cartridges"

    Forget everything you know about loading jacketed bullets. This is a whole new ball game!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Southgate View Post
    Reckon that bunch of old guy's kidnapped that good looking dark headed honey ? She's the best looking Muzzle loading accessory I ever saw .
    That's Denny Ducet's wife. She did the majority of the video work, and all of the editing.
    The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
    John Taylor - "African Rifles and Cartridges"

    Forget everything you know about loading jacketed bullets. This is a whole new ball game!


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    Looks to me like those guys were enjoying themselves!!!

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    Thanks for posting, really enjoyed it!
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    For us folks down in Southern CA where we do have matches but have people quit when the temp gets down to the 45 degree range where we think we are going to freeze! Anyways, thanks for the video, I have down loaded all of them and links several together to make longer movies. Watch them at night on the Roku attached USB drive when the UFO guys are not on.

    Would it be possible to list who the shooters since I figure some are famous or really famous but not having names put to the faces is hard.
    Thanks for the great video work,
    John (the old racer)

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    Quote Originally Posted by waksupi View Post
    Better get your eyes checked, he wasn't there. He's kinda persona non gratis in this area.
    That kind of presents more questions than it answered. I doubt the remaining answers are allowed on the forum though. Enjoyed the video.

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    not muzzleloading, but more of the ducets ...

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    Beautiful scenery and the (guns are nice too) !

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    I stopped shooting matches, sanctioned or otherwise, about the time the "don't blow down your barrel" nonsense started. Glad I did because I'm not going to stop. If you're too stupid to know whether or not a muzzleloader is unloaded, maybe you're too stupid to be shooting one.
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    A really cool video -- bunch of guys having fun in the woods!!!

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    When I first started muzzleloading I got instructions from My Grandfather who shot them in the 1920's. When you fire your shot blow down the tube to keep the fouling soft and make sure your nipple is free. Now I catch hell from some guys who say don't do that and THEN have me make them a BLOW TUBE for their 45-70!

    I am somewhat sorry to see that your club is about like ours, mostly old guys. The average age in our club is 67. Its a shame we are not getting the young folks in in any numbers.

    Mostly here due to inlines and hunting rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldracer View Post
    For us folks down in Southern CA where we do have matches but have people quit when the temp gets down to the 45 degree range where we think we are going to freeze! Anyways, thanks for the video, I have down loaded all of them and links several together to make longer movies. Watch them at night on the Roku attached USB drive when the UFO guys are not on.

    Would it be possible to list who the shooters since I figure some are famous or really famous but not having names put to the faces is hard.
    Thanks for the great video work,
    John (the old racer)
    I promise, none of us are famous!

    RFD, that video is from my old elk hunting territory.
    The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
    John Taylor - "African Rifles and Cartridges"

    Forget everything you know about loading jacketed bullets. This is a whole new ball game!


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    Quote Originally Posted by waksupi View Post
    ...RFD, that video is from my old elk hunting territory.
    "splendor" doesn't do that land justice - just fabulous country.
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