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Shooting BP Substitutes Out Of Traditional Percussion Muzzleloaders
By Toby Bridges

The rifle in the photo at left is the same rifle, which I built with a custom cut 1-in-24 twist .50 caliber barrel during the early 1980's. The lock ... triggers ... and much of the furniture was salvaged from a factory T/C Hawken rifle which the previous owner had failed to properly clean at the end of a hunting season ... and the bore was ruined. During the 25 years following that build, I played around with a half-dozen so-called "drop-in" barrels of various calibers and rates of rifling twist on this same rifle. More Pyrodex was shot out of this rifle than real black powder. That mulie buck in the photo at left was taken with a 90-grain charge of Pyrodex RS and one of the 385-grain Buffalo Bullets swaged soft lead conical bullets. Hit squarely just to the rear of the facing shoulder at about 75 yards, the deer went less than 20 yards and went down.

By now, most of you reading this know that the GOEX black powder manufacturing facility in Louisiana has shut down (or is in the process of closing). GOEX black powder has been the only U.S. made sporting black powder available in North America for quite a few years. With the Hodgdon Powder Company owned black powder division closing its doors, keeping a good supply of black powder on hand through the coming year could prove difficult ... and costly. In November 2021, the typical retail price for a pound of GOEX FFg ... FFFg ... or FFFFg ranged from about $20 to $25. At that time, imported Swiss black powder was selling for $30 to $33 per pound ... while the cost of Schuetzen black powder typically ranged from around $22 to $28.

The biggest problem right now, here at the first of 2022, is just finding black power in stock ... JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE! Ever since news of the Covid breakout in January 2020, scalpers have run rampant in the shooting & hunting industry. I've heard from dozens of black powder burners across the country who had to fork out as much as $75 to $100 for a pound of powder in early fall 2021 ... in order to hunt with a muzzleloader this past season. Now, if you are a FLINTLOCK ONLY shooter and hunter ... the poor availability of black powder and price gouging are a real double whammy! However, If you shoot and hunt with a percussion ignition frontloader ... you have a couple of other powder options - Hodgdon's granular Pyrodex or Triple Seven black powder substitutes.
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Putting Meat On The Table:
New Williams™ Western Precision Muzzleloading Sight

Many western states do not allow scopes during muzzleloading seasons, which leads hunters to use fiber optics, peep sights, or just plain iron sights. With modern inline muzzleloaders becoming increasingly accurate and capable of longer ranges, some of these sights leave hunters wanting more. While globe sights are nothing new to muzzleloading, there has not been a good option for modern inline muzzleloaders. Previously, shooters would have to buy multiple components from multiple brands to achieve a globe sight and rear peep sight setup. New for 2020, Williams Gun Sights has released the Williams Western Precision Muzzleloading Sight.

The new Western Precision Muzzleloader Sight setup is a rear Williams WGRS peep sight, with a front globe sight including 6 different crosshair inserts. The new globe used in this sight setup is capable of mounting straight to the bore of inline muzzleloaders without the need for a dovetail adapter or base. This increases the rigidity of the sight, increases durability, and lowers the sight on the barrel for proper height alignment without shimming the rear sight. This new and simplified design is much better than anything else on the market, and will definitely be a hit with open sight muzzleloading hunters in California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.

There are six different reticles included in the Western Precision Muzzleloading pack. The reticle that is most advanced is a BDC-style reticle that offers an additional hold point for bullet drop. While this point will vary from gun to gun, we worked with Williams to use load data that was most prevalent in western muzzleloading. Using 110 grains of Blackhorn 209 and a 250-grain bullet, the additional sub-tensions will give you holdovers out to 200 yards. If you’re using a different load, you can easily go to the range and test the holdovers for your exact setup. In the coming months, the Muzzle-Loaders.com team will be developing additional data with various muzzleloaders to make these calculations easier for our customers. Williams Fine Crosshair Inserts

"The customer service team at Muzzle-Loaders.com has received a substantial amount of feedback concerning open sight setups in the past, with a large number of hunters wanting to use a peep and globe setup. The biggest issue was having to "Frankenstein" a sight combination by purchasing multiple parts from multiple brands and then having a lack of elevation adjustment as the front sight was just too tall.

This new Williams sight set significantly reduces the height of the front globe sight and since Williams has designed both halves of this set, the front and rear will perform perfectly together. Another feature that shooters wished for was an included fine crosshair insert that would allow for longer-ranged open sight shooting, since the crosshair or post would normally cover up the target."

Caleb Andrews, Muzzle-Loaders.com Customer Service Manager

If you’re planning a western muzzleloader hunt this fall, the Williams Precisions Muzzleloading Sight needs to be on your gun! This sight set is well made and sure to increase your accuracy and range when in the field. If you have any questions about this sight, please feel free to reach out to our customer service team at 1-855-236-5000, or email at sales@muzzle-loaders.com.
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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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14 Deer Hunting Myths Even Experienced Hunters Believe
By Josh Honeycutt

Warning: Get your brushes out. This article may ruffle a few feathers:

There are myths out there in every facet of the world. And the deer hunting realm is no exception. The number of myths out there are many. And the deception is real. I’ll readily admit that I’ve believed in several of these at some point in my life. But education corrected my flawed perceptions, and I’m a better and more knowledgeable deer hunter and steward because of it. So I ask you, have you ever fallen victim to one of these tall tales?

1.) MYTH: Bucks contribute more to offsprings' antler potential than does.
It’s a common misconception that bucks influence their offspring more than does do. That’s simply not true. The fact is that both bucks and does contribute approximately 50 percent of the genetic makeup of a fawn. Antler characteristics can be influenced by either one.

Beyond that, which of the two will raise the fawn. The doe will. She’ll nurse it, nourish it, and raise it up. If for some reason that fawn has a hard life (late-born, the doe lacks milk production, the mother places it in low-quality cover, etc.), it’s on that doe. And research shows fawns that have a hard life produce subpar antlers as yearlings. And, on average, it tends to carry over each year afterward.

So in essence, the doe plays a greater roll in antler production than bucks do.

Another myth about fawns is that they don’t have scent when born. The truth of the matter is that they do. Don’t let someone try to convince you otherwise.

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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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