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« on: August 19, 2008, 07:46:55 AM »
Can you guys and gals give us newbies a black powder 101 class?
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Re: Newbies
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2008, 07:54:57 AM »
There is NO CARTRIDGE.  You put everything down the barrel. I think there is a specific order for doing it.  --099-780  That was way to easy.  Is this a setup????
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2008, 08:08:39 AM »
Is that what you would tell your grandson as you handed him the rifle to leave on his first deer hunt?  --099-780

Come on guys.... give us some tips and pointers.... ;D
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Re: Newbies
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2008, 08:15:01 AM »
Premeasure powder in separate canisters before going to the woods.That way when you get that rush and need to reload you are not over charging it.

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Re: Newbies
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2008, 09:11:47 AM »
Are these canisters made for this or just something you find around the house?
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Re: Newbies
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2008, 09:33:45 AM »
Jeez, don't get your shorts in a bunch. 

Check this out HM

http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/pdf/hunted/chapter_9.pdf


This should help you at least point you in the right direction.

I use Jim Shockey Gold by American Pioneer Powder in pellet form.  2 pellets down the barrel with a Powerbelt Copper Series .50cal aerotip bullet  245gr. .  This bullet is a true .50 cal. Sabots at .50cal are really .45 with a sabot sleeve that takes it out to .50 cal.  I get a little more umph out of the powerbelt.  Shockey Gold has very little residue when you use it.  If you want to run a patch after each shot you can do it by sticking a patch in your mouth then run it down the barrel. That does the trick.  With BP your need to have a cleaner as well.  One more thing to carry.   209 primer loaded.  Then all you need is a shooter in range and squeeze the trigger.. 
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Re: Newbies
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2008, 10:06:51 AM »
You can buy these canisters about every where they are usually plastc,come in packs of three,and will hold powder,bullet and primer.This makes for quick easy reloads.

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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2008, 10:08:35 AM »
 tip, if you plan on using a magum load 150gr then use the pellets because 150gr's of loose powder will not burn up, you are just wasting powder the most loose powder that should be use in a muzzloader that use's a 209 primer is 110gr's .

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Re: Newbies
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2008, 11:29:32 AM »
good point sticker, or be like my buddy and stick the pellet in his mouth while he was fumbling through his pouch :2) they don't like to react to the primer.

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Re: Newbies
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2008, 04:17:23 PM »
go to bass pro shop and buy starter kit have everthing you need to get started and a saleperson will show you how to load and unload your gun and how to clean it ;D
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Re: Newbies
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2008, 06:49:22 AM »
That's right the max load with loose powder is 120gr., this is equal to 150grs in the pellets .
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Re: Newbies
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2008, 10:41:47 PM »
thats better guys...
Thanks and keep it up. I think this is one part of our sport that a lot of hunters are a little intimidated by. I know I am because I know little about it...
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« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2008, 07:19:32 AM »
The worst thing I notice happen is when guys assume a muzzleloader is not loaded because it doesn't have a primer in it. Need to know your gun and after you sight it in and get comfortable with the load and bullet you are planning on using.MARK YOUR RAMROD WHEN GUN IS LOADED,that way with a real quick check you can tell if your gun is still loaded or not.

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Re: Newbies
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2008, 08:17:42 PM »
good tip!
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Re: Newbies
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2008, 07:42:35 AM »
HM, I was standing next to my brother inlaw that doesn't hunt much and he had his grandpa's muzzleloader and I was telling him to shoot a cap through it before he loaded it.He started to do that and I explained to him to point gun to ground when ever he does it and it's a good thing because it was loaded.He was holding it with one hand and it flew about four feet behind us.

 

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