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  • The Advantages of Hunting with Muzzleloaders

    09/23/2015 7:16:54 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 9/23/2015 | Mike Nesbitt
    Believe it or not, there are some real advantages to hunting with muzzleloading rifles and smoothbores. Those advantages are not found in the ballistics or the rapidity of follow-up shots; the real advantages are found in making a good shot from the beginning and knowing that the hunter will be reticent to take a shot until a good hit can be expected. Those can be real advantages. There are more areas open to hunting this way as well. I’m making this statement in a very general sense, but many areas, sometime entire states, are closed to hunting with high-powered rifles....
  • AmericanLongRifles Forums

    01/30/2014 8:49:30 PM PST · by ZULU · 16 replies
    American LongRifles ^ | Various | Various
    The mission of AmericanLongrifles.org is to promote, preserve and support the traditional art and craft of building and using the American Longrifle. This would include accouterments and related arms of the period.
  • Explosive Materials Background Check Act Revealed

    05/07/2013 1:03:55 PM PDT · by Mama25 · 39 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | May 7, 2013 | Nick Leghorn
    WeÂ’ve reported on Frank LautenbergÂ’s knee-jerk Explosive Materials Background Check Act before, but now that the full text has been released people have begun to parse out exactly how bad this thing is. Unfortunately, since it simply re-writes existing law instead of creating new law, itÂ’s fairly hard to understand all the moving parts. Jesse over at Predator Intelligence has a document he put together that shows how the EMBCA amends Federal law to screw over gun owners. HereÂ’s what I take away from this . . . â– Requires those who want to use black or smokeless powder to obtain...
  • NMLRA Longhunter Begins A New Era

    02/03/2006 3:43:43 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 15 replies · 1,817+ views
    http://www.nmlra.org/ ^ | 2 1 06 | http://www.nmlra.org/
    The National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association has announced the appointment of Dave Ehrig as chairman of the Longhunter Committee and the NMLRA Longhunter Muzzleloading Big Game Records Program. Since 1988, the NMLRA Longhunter Committee and staff have maintained a trophy measuring, scoring, and record-keeping program for North American big game animals taken with muzzleloading firearms. The fourth edition of The Longhunter Muzzleloading Big Game Record Book, which includes all qualifying animals taken since the program’s inception, was recently released. Mr. Ehrig is well known among muzzleloading enthusiasts and others in the black powder shooting industry. Known as "Pennsylvania’s Mr. Black...
  • Museum Pieces

    11/10/2005 6:52:14 AM PST · by rellimpank · 17 replies · 773+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 10 Nov 05 | Clinton W. Taylor
    Museum Pieces By Clinton W. Taylor Published 11/10/2005 12:06:59 AM Dateline: November 2015. Your author and his 11-year-old daughter stroll through the dusty cases of a gun museum, perhaps this one. "Dad, why is that ugly gun in here with all the old muzzleloaders?" "Well, sweetie, that's technically a muzzleloader too." "Come on, Dad. That gun has a plastic thumbhole-pattern stock with a RealTree camouflage pattern. It looks like a modern deer rifle."
  • Advice on in-line Muzzleloader/Blackpowder Rifle Sought??

    08/26/2002 8:56:29 AM PDT · by wardaddy · 48 replies · 2,616+ views
    self ^ | August 26th, 2002 | wardaddy
    I am now a full member of a Tennessee deer camp and courtesy member of another camp in Mississippi. Both are archery and blackpowder only with stringent buck management and only allow large bucks and mature does to be harvested. I have historically relied on sidehammers but have decided to purchase an inline for optics capabilities and reliability. I have simply missed out on some decent shots at big bucks at dusk last season due to the blurring of iron sights at low light. Therefore, I'm going to take the plunge on a decent in-line. I've looked at the Remington...