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sachem longrifle

Any body who uses patched ball...

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for deer hunting? I have met several people who blackpowder hunt but I have yet to meet a traditional style hunter. I use both a flint and a percussion 50 caliber Kentuckys and shoot Goex powder and greased patches and leadballs. I know it's a long way till the hunting season but I saw 15 deer outside and it inspired me to think about which one will be food this winter grin.gif.

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PerchJerker

It's one of the things I've always wanted to do, but haven't yet. Still plan to do it "someday".

Unfortunately I don't even muzzleloader hunt every year, I'd love to but by the time bow season and the MN and WI firearm seasons are done I usually put the deer hunting gear away and spend some extra time with my family.

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UMDSportsman

I do. But more due to opportunity than desire. My father had an old .54 Hawkins kit he put toghther a long time ago. recently he bought a new .50 CVA and the the old .54 came my way. I didn't get a shot at one last year, but next year...hopefully. this past year someone gave me a half a pack of .54 powerbelts, but i didn't want to shoot them because i didn't know how they hit in comparison.

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Eric Wettschreck

I have not ML hunted for the last couple years, but I'll be getting back into it this fall.

I use ball and patch in my cap lock. I'm actually more accurate with it and I think my barrel stays cleaner, longer.

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I have not ML hunted for the last couple years, but I'll be getting back into it this fall.

I use ball and patch in my cap lock. I'm actually more accurate with it and I think my barrel stays cleaner, longer.


There are guys around me that think I am nuts and that claim the Patched ball is not a good deer killer. Their great-great grandfathers almost wiped out the White tailed deer out east with greased patched balls. And I can attest to the fact that it does, within close ranges of up to 75 yards. With the patched ball, you don't have to clean out any lead or plastic. Black powder, esp. Goex and other real bp, is very water soluable. Just a soapy water pumping bath, with a rinse, dry out, little Casey's Gun Sheath down the barrel, and all set grin.gif

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It's one of the things I've always wanted to do, but haven't yet. Still plan to do it "someday".

Unfortunately I don't even muzzleloader hunt every year, I'd love to but by the time bow season and the MN and WI firearm seasons are done I usually put the deer hunting gear away and spend some extra time with my family.


Do it, if you can. There is few things that match the "kerchlunk" of flint hitting frizzen or the smack of a hammer hitting the cap, the low, bass sounding boom, the smoke, and then when the smoke clears, walking over to a dead deer and looking at the rifle and thinking, "This is how the settlers fed the family and defended the homestead." Makes the venison even more tastier grin.gif

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Eric Wettschreck

I'm pretty famous for not taking a shot cuz I wasn't comfortable taking a shot. Having said that, I've never had a problem shooting a deer at 120 yards or less with my 50 cal and patched ball.

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