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Rocky Mountain Rendezvous:
The History of the Fur Trade Rendezvous 1825-1840
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MODERN & TRADITIONAL MUZZLELOADING
Paper Patching Traditional Lead Conical Muzzleloader Bullets
By Toby Bridges
When I made the move to Montana, from the Midwest, back in December 2007, the .50 caliber Pedersoli fast 1-in-24 twist rifling Missouri River Hawken shown in the two above photos came with me. I had received the rifle in late summer that year, and had actually gotten in just a couple of range sessions with the slick looking percussion bullet rifle. The rifle had been shipped from Italy to Dixie Gun Works, for delivery to me.
For several years, I had pushed for Davide Pedersoli & Co. to produce a true high quality American styled 1-in-24 twist .50 caliber long range muzzleloading rifle. When the rifle finally reached me, I was already preparing for a nearly 2,000 mile move to just west of Montana's stretch of the Rocky Mountains ... not too far from the headwaters of the Missouri River. Before the rifle had shipped from Italy, the folks at Pedersoli had slipped in 20 near 500-grain bullets to get me started - and they shot great. Only problem was, no one in the U.S. offered those bullets - and I could not locate one of the Pedersoli molds for casting my own. The three bullets shown in the photo at left are some of the bullets that came with the rifle.
The Missouri River Hawken tended to shoot "okay" with just about any .50 caliber bore-sized bullet I stuffed into it ... but I wasn't consistently getting those sub 1 1/2-inch hundred yard groups I sought. Even before installing one of the long circa 1855 styled Wm. Malcolm 6x scopes, from Hi-Lux Optics, I had managed to shoot a couple of solid 1 1/2-inch groups with the superb open sights of the Missouri River Hawken...shooting the Pedersoli bullet.
Putting Meat On The Table:
Traditions Introduces .45 Caliber Muzzleloaders
Pursuit VAPR XT
The Traditions Pursuit VAPR XT is one of the lightest muzzleloaders on the market, making it ideal for mountain hunting. The added accuracy and range of the .45 caliber is crucial as the additional range is often needed when hunting in a mountainous environment. The Pursuit VAPR XT is the most affordable .45 caliber muzzleloader on the market. It also features the premium XT trigger, which is comparable in overall feel to the triggers found in muzzleloaders that are significantly more expensive. If you are looking for a lightweight, accurate, and affordable .45 caliber muzzleloader then the Pursuit VAPR XT is an excellent choice.
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.
Note from MountainGnome Online: We have an old saying in the hunting, farming, and ranching community about these over populated predators..."SSS"!! Continued...
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?
2.) Myth: Age Determines Sexual Maturity In Does.
Some people think age is the determining factor in whether or not a doe will breed. Not so. If that’s the case, why do some doe fawns breed and others don’t? The determining factor is weight. If a doe fawn has access to high-quality food and cover, it will likely breed in its first year. If it doesn’t, then it won’t. That’s why more than 50 percent of doe fawns in the northern Midwest will breed and only five to 10 percent (at best) of them will in the southeast.
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How to Cast Roundballs for your muzzleloader | Lead Round Ball Casting 101
by NATIONAL MUZZLE LOADING RIFLE ASSOCIATION
Modern Firearms For Sale:
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As they become available to us and are resonably priced, we will put them up for sale.
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Mountain Men and Life in the Rocky Mountain West
Butchering A Buffalo:
The American frontier, said Frederick Jackson Turner, was “the meeting place between savagery and civilization.”
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by William W. Johnstone (Author), J.A. Johnstone (Author)
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Most of the forces of lust and murder that chose to remain in the lower forty-eight have been wiped out. Those warlords, thugs, and punks who escaped have taken their gangs north to the untamed wilderness of Alaska. In their hunger to finish the job, Raines and his rebel crew ride straight into a sniper’s bullet. Knowing this may be their only chance, the outlaw armies prepare to make one final all-out counterattack on the forces of freedom, whose leader now lies near death…
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"There are certain periods when human patience can no longer endure indignity and oppression.
The spark of liberty then kindles into a flame..."
—In a letter from Samuel Adams to his cousin John Adams, dated October 4, 1790
Recipe: Brandied Sirloin Steak
from The Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant
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.
Enjoy this modern Brandied Sirloin Steak recipe.
Martha Washington's Booke of Cookery
Transcribed by Karen Hess
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PRIVACY INVASION UPDATES
You should avoid Five Eyes countries as much as possible.
Furthermore, even the nine and fourteen eyes alliances should be avoided where possible.
1.) New forms of domestic abuse enabled by tracking technology!
2.) ProtonMail's cooperation with Swiss authorities to out climate activist sparks outrage!
3.) WHY YOU SHOULD AVOID VPN's WITHIN THE FIVE-Nine-and 14 EYE's COUNTRIES!
4.) 5-Eyes, 9-Eyes, and 14-Eyes agreement explained.
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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.
PAYPAL IS NO LONGER ACCEPTED FOR THESE ITEMS:
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