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MODERN & TRADITIONAL MUZZLELOADING






Developing an accurate load for a black powder muzzleloading rifle
By Traditional Muzzleloader

Written descriptions of how the original muzzleloading rifles were loaded are extremely rare and lacking in details. Perhaps no one at the time saw any reason to record such mundane activity. As muzzleloading guns fell out of use in favor of breech loading cartridge rifles what was once common knowledge was simply lost to the passage of time. When the revival of interest in the old muzzleloading rifles occurred myth and folklore filled that void and much of it became accepted practice in the loading and maintenance of these firearms.

When interest in muzzleloaders began to exceed the supply of original guns and parts, manufacturers began producing “replicas” of black powder rifles to meet the demand. These manufacturers typically recommend a ball ten thousands of an inch smaller than the bore of the rifle with a patch ten thousands inch thick. For a .50 caliber rifle that would be a ball .490 in diameter and a patch .010 thick. They may also recommend a minimum and maximum amount of powder to load in the gun. These recommendations are considered a safe place to begin but they are usually not the most accurate load.

Casual shooters will typically purchase balls of the recommend size along with precut, pre lubricated patches and go shooting. If the accuracy achieved by this loading method meets your expectations you can stop reading here and save yourself much time and effort. On the other hand, you will not see shooters at organized competitions loading their rifles in this fashion.

Experienced muzzle loaders who shoot competitively and serious black powder hunters know that muzzle loading rifles are capable of outstanding accuracy and reliability when they are loaded and maintained properly. Finding the most accurate load for a muzzleloading rifle requires an understanding of all the variables involved and a systematic approach for isolating and testing each of those variables. This process is often referred to as “developing a load” or “working up a load”.

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The Pedersoli™ Rocky Mountain Hawken Rifle is a .54 caliber percussion reproduction of the plains style rifle manufactured from 1840 to 1865. The Rocky Mountain Hawken is symbolic of the historical period that saw the transition from the long and heavy small caliber Pennsylvania rifles to more practical and powerful Plains rifles, with the abandoning of the flintlock for the far more modern percussion system. The Hawken's durable barrel and the larger caliber, enabled greater accuracy and performance making the Hawken Rifle an invaluable tool to trappers, mountain men, and the most famous explorers of the west.

The Pedersoli™ Rocky Mountain Hawken features the classic lines and incredible performance of the original hawken rifles. The Rocky Mountain Hawken is offered with the beautiful maple stock with a precision-rifled, rust brown colored 32" barrel having 7 grooves obtained by broaching. The .54 caliber barrel has 1:65 twist rate and is 34 5/8" long to deliver superior downrange precision with sabot and conical bullets alike.

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Losing The Right To Hunt ......
by Toby bridges


We're closer to losing all opportunities to hunt than many of you may realize. There are many people ... anti-hunting organizations ... and state, federal and global agencies which are hell bent to eliminate hunting. And, yes, some of those "agencies" include a number of so-called "Game & Fish" departments. How they are accomplishing a well funded effort to put an end to hunting just may surprise you. This article shares a look at a new 2022 website which aims to counter the efforts and lies of that anti-hunting movement.

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More Deer Hunting Myths Debunked

Misconceptions:

A talking head on outdoor TV puffs his chest and declares, “Man, the full moon is the worst time to hunt!” Sounds pretty good, and you buy it. Your daddy told you never to overhunt a spot, and you never doubt Pops. Stands to reason that if another hunter tromps too close to your treestand, your day is ruined, right?

Uh, no, to all three of the above. Let’s change your thinking on some misguided beliefs about big deer and how to hunt them.

8.) Miss a buck and it's all over.
Hmm, not always. Sail an arrow over a deer’s back and it will flinch, jump, and run off a little way. But if the animal didn’t see or smell you, it didn’t know what happened. Maybe a stick cracked or a limb fell; deer hear those sounds all the time.

There are many stories of bowhunters missing a buck, only to have the animal settle down and circle back within range, only to get missed again or killed this time. Keep your wits, watch the jittery buck you just missed, and be ready. It’s a long shot, but a second shot can happen.

(Don't Miss: You Wounded a Buck. Will He Come Back?)

Okay, but what about a booming rifle miss?

One day I fired my .270 and sailed a 150-grain bullet over the back of a 150-inch whitetail standing about 150 yards away on the Wyoming plains. The buck got confused, looked around, and took off like a shot — straight at me! I dropped him at 70 yards and was happy, even though my shooting sucked.

Don’t get flustered and give up after a miss. Keep your wits, watch the buck, and be ready to atone.



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Recipe: Fry a Loin of Lamb
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George and Martha Washington welcomed thousands of guests to Mount Vernon and were well known for their boundless hospitality, frequent and memorable parties, and the wide variety of culinary treats served. This was only possible because of the work of enslaved butlers, housemaids, waiters, cooks, and others. Explore recipes and learn more about food culture at Mount Vernon.

Joshua Brookes, an English businessman who dined at Mount Vernon is February 1799, noted that mutton chops were among the dishes he was served. Because mutton has a strong flavor, below is a lamb chop recipe by Hannah Glasse that has been adapted by culinary historian Nancy Carter Crump for the book Dining with the Washingtons.
    Ingredients:
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 6 to 8 lamb chops
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 3 cups fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried marjoram
  • 2 teaspoons dried winter savory
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Fried parsley for garnish (see Note below)


  • Preparation Instructions:
  • Whisk the egg yolks until light and foamy. Lightly season the lamb chops with salt and pepper, and then coat with the yolks. Combine the breadcrumbs with the parsley, thyme, marjoram, winter savory, and lemon zest. Dredge the lamb chops on both sides in the breadcrumbs, pressing them into the chops. Let them sit at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Heat the butter and oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place the lamb chops in the skillet, reduce the heat to medium, and cook on each side for about 5 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  • Arrange the lamb chops on a serving platter, garnish with fried parsley, and serve.
  • Note: To fry parsley, rinse and thoroughly dry about 4 fresh parsley sprigs. Melt enough lard or vegetable shortening in a frying pan to measure 2 to 3 inches deep and heat until sizzling hot. The fat will appear to shimmer on the surface when it is ready. Carefully place the parsley sprigs in the hot fat (they will spatter a bit as they hit the oil), and fry briefly—not more than 30 seconds. Lift the parsley out of the oil, using tongs or a wire strainer, and drain thoroughly on paper towels. The parsley will be crisp and bright green, an attractive garnish for many meat and fish dishes.

  • Serves 6-8
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by Sean McGrath




What is Tor Browser?

Tor Browser is software that allows you to browse the web anonymously.

If you’ve spent even an average amount of time on the internet, chances are you’ve heard of Tor Browser. The gossip surrounding Tor is intriguing. That's why many people end up researching how to use Tor. After all, who doesn’t want to maximize their security by browsing the internet anonymously? Or investigate something called the “dark web”?

Tor Browser is said to be the gateway to ultimate privacy. As such, we've taken a look at Tor Browser from all angles, to give you a full overview.

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Covid testing firm intends to sell swabs carrying customers' DNA?
by Danka Delić


The UK's data privacy watchdog is inspecting a major Covid-19 testing firm, Cignpost Diagnostics, following the firm's claim that it holds the right to analyze the samples to "learn more about human health" – and even sell the information to third parties.

Cignpost Diagnostics is a UK government-approved Covid testing firm that trades as ExpressTest and sells £35 – £120 tests for holidaymakers. It's estimated that the firm has delivered up to three million tests since it was established in June 2021. It seems, however, that Cignpost Diagnostics has come up with a more lucrative business strategy – trading in sensitive customer data.

The research behind the curtain

The "research programme information sheet" from Cignpost Diagnostics shows that the firm keeps sensitive customer data, such as "biological samples" and "the DNA obtained from such samples", and even "genetic information derived from processing your DNA sample... using various technologies such as genotyping and whole or partial genome sequencing".

It's believedCignpost Diagnostics has made tens of millions of pounds in test fees so far

The most worrying section of the policy, however, is the one that shows Cignpost may share customers' DNA samples and similar data with third parties (so-called collaborators), including research universities and private companies. Worse yet, the firm can keep the samples and data indefinitely and "may receive compensation" for them.

Continued....
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W10Privacy is a free anti-spy tool for Windows 10, designed by German developer Bernd Schuster. The intuitive application is a single executable file designed to ease some pain caused when utilizing Windows 10, allowing users to change privacy settings, block advertisements and disable the Windows Update feature with the click of a few buttons.
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MUZZLELOADER FORUMS WE AVOID:
Muzzleloader forums are usually a great source of friendship and a wealth of knowledge not only for beginners, but also the experienced shooter/hunter/sportsman. Usually you will find a variety of threads on many subjects involving muzzleloading, hunting, period clothing, and accessories. Usually there is also a thread for buying, selling, and wanted products.

Unfortunately there are too many sites that really have no interest in the muzzleloading sport other than to make money! They will develope various threads that you have to pay to enter and post on!! We usually avoid those sites as they are there just for profit. A muzzleloading should provide you with everything you need to be proficient in your endeavors, wether it be just shooting, hunting, rendezvous, and other related endeavors you seek. Also on the pay site, you will find a lot of rash, gestapo, type moderators that just look for excuses to shame and/or ban members for trivial things that they have a personal dislike for!!

NOW REMEMBER: Not all pay sites are like that, but there are far too many!

We belong to many forums and we will join many more to review for our readers. Below we list those WE avoid andthose WE find to be enjoyable.
The rest is up to your discretion. These are strictly our opinions.

FORUMS WE USE:

Buckskins & Black Powder Forum - ALL FREE
Idaho Lewis’s Muzzleloading Forum - ALL FREE
Buckskins & Black Powder Blog
Paul Dobbins' Trapper Talk - Very Informative - Friendly
Traditional Muzzleloading on the Cheap - Free - Friendly - Informative
GON Forum - All Free - Seems Very Friendly - Informative

FORUMS WE AVOID:
The Muzzleloading Forum - To many Premium Pay Threads - moderators, so-so.
Frontier Muzzle Loading - Many Pay Threads - Little Activity. So-so.



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