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MUZZLELOADER MYTHS: By Ralph M. Lermayer
Voodoo ballistics and other misconceptions still abound in blackpowder shooting.
Myth 8: A Ramrod is a ramrod is a ramrod — About 10 years ago, an innovative ramrod appeared on the scene. The Power Rod has a folding T-handle that rides flat against the barrel when not in use.
It’s hard to believe dozens of wars were fought with muzzleloaders, and no one came up with this ingenious device. Loading, cleaning, seating bullets in a dirty bore, anything you ask a ramrod to do is easier and done in half the time with this rod.
The Power Rod is available in a variety of lengths from Cabela’s. Thompson/Center also includes them on many of their great rifles. Get one for your rifle and save your old rod for the bench. You won’t ever go back.
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Pedersoli Brown Bess
The Pedersoli Brown Bess musket is another interesting choice for a traditional muzzleloader that has a lot of history behind it. However, from an American perspective, the Brown Bess is unique for being used primarily on the other side of the conflicts fought in the 1700s and early 1800s in North America.
As a .75 caliber smoothbore musket, the Brown Bess is also a somewhat unusual choice for hunters. Even so, it’s still a very capable hunting muzzleloader at short range and the British military used it for many decades for the simple reason that it worked very well for them. You’re limited to using a patched round ball with the Brown Bess, but those large bullets hit hard and have plenty of stopping power inside their effective range.
Pedersoli manufactures the Brown Bess as a fully assembled product as well as a kit you can finish yourself.
Have You Ever "Purposely" Hunted With Double RB Loads?
by Toby Bridges
Note that I threw in that word "Purposely" in the above headline. That's because, after more than 55 years of loading and shooting muzzleloading patched round ball rifles, I'm sure that many of you have at one time or another forgotten to pour in a charge of powder ... or unintentionally dropped in a second powder charge ... or perhaps forgot to load a patched ball ... before priming the pan or slipping a percussion cap on the nipple. Which also means that, whether you ever knew it or not, you've just as likely loaded a second ball on top of the first.
The "Second Muzzleloading Rifle" in my life was one of the percussion Tingle .50 caliber half-stock plains style rifles, which had been built with a 1-in-66 twist Douglas barrel. It was a great shooting patched round ball rifle, which showed a real preference for an 80-grain charge of Hodgdon FFg black powder behind a .010" patched .495" diameter sphere of lead. I took several deer with the rifle the year before enlisting in the Marine Corps. I remember one buck very vividly. It was the first morning of the November Illinois deer season. The buck came slipping down a narrow valley ... offering an ideal completely broadside shot at about 60 yards. I held for that sweet spot just behind the facing front shoulder ... and when the rifle belched fire and smoke into the damp early morning air ... that buck dropped on the spot. The deer was the very first I had ever dropped at the report of the shot.
I got the deer field dressed, noticing that the heart and lungs were a real mess. Then I looked inside the chest cavity to see if I could see where the ball had punched through the rib cage. Much to my surprise ... there were two entrance holes about two inches apart ... and when I looked at the other side of the rib cage ... there were also two exit holes that were about 3 inches apart. I knew that I had put exactly 10 of the lead balls in my possibles bag the previous evening, so I pulled out the small cloth tobacco bag I used to carry them ... and sure enough there were just 8 in the bag. Without realizing it ... in my rush to get the rifle loaded ... get out of the door ... and get on my way to the stand ... I had patched and seated two balls over the powder charge!.
Tips for Better Muzzleloader Hunting
Many muzzleloader seasons open during the best days of the year, and they can be your best chance at bagging a big buck. States like Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia and Oklahoma open during the heat of the rut. Midwest powerhouses like Iowa, Illinois, Ohio and Missouri have late-season opportunities in December and January. But just because there’s a gun in your hand doesn’t mean you’re carrying a modern firearm. Follow these 12 tips to become a better muzzleloader hunter.
(10): Watch the Wind.
Muzzleloaders are smelly. Add your stink to the sulfuric odor of that cannon, and you have a recipe for white flag soup. Deer have been known to detect danger with their nose from up to 450 yards away. That’s out of muzzleloader range. Keep the wind in your favor. Implement good scent control. When possible, choose entry routes that flow in the same direction as your scent cone will as it travels away from the treestand. Use a wind checker often. Dried milkweed seeds are likely the best natural wind-checking tool in the woods, but you can bring baking flour from the kitchen, too.
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