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MODERN & TRADITIONAL MUZZLELOADING
10 Steps to a Tack Driver
By Ron Spomer
Turning a so-so shooter into a MOA rifle might be easier than you think.
So you finally bought that rifle you’ve been lusting after all these years. Or maybe you inherited one from your uncle. But it’s not living up to your daydreams, not exactly shooting lights out.
Well then, tweak it.
More precisely, accurize it.
Webster’s doesn’t recognize accurize as a word, but shooters know it instantly. It describes the process of turning that so-so shooter into a tack driver. And ordinary Joes such as you and I can do it.
Before messing with the hardware, define accuracy for your needs. Realistically, how accurate a deer rifle do you need? Two MOA will suffice out to 300 yards. Really. If your rifle consistently puts all shots inside a 2-inch circle at 100 yards, that means it will put each shot no more than 1 inch from where you aim at 100 yards, 2 inches at 200 yards, 3 inches at 300 yards. The average deer’s chest/vital area is at least 10 inches in diameter. Aim for its center, and you aren’t going to miss if your bullet lands 3 inches from where you aimed. But of course, no real marksman wants to settle for a 2-MOA gun of any stripe. Coyote, woodchuck and prairie dog hunters shoot at 2- to 6-inch vital zones. Sometimes those tiny targets are 1,000 yards away. For this, 1 MOA is not good enough, and one-half MOA barely makes the grade. So you set your level of accuracy. Now let’s review how to achieve it.
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Investarm Gemmer Hawken
The Investarm Gemmer Hawken is the younger brother to the Bridger Hawken. The Gemmer Hawken features a more traditional solid wood stock with black furnishings and features a 32” blued barrel with a 1:60” twist rate. The slower twist rate of the Gemmer Hawken allows it to perform extremely well with round balls. The Gemmer Hawken is available in both percussion and flintlock ignitions with build-it-yourself kit options for each. It also is available in .45, .50, and .54 caliber options for additional diversity. Similar to the Bridger Hawken, the Investarm Gemmer Hawken is available with a left-handed configuration in both the pre-assembled and kit versions.
The rifle carried across the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains by western pioneers and trappers was the pinnacle of the modern percussion firearms development of the mid-nineteenth century. Originally designed and built by such famous makers as Hawken, Gemmer and Demick, the Gemmer Hawken Rifle represents durable design in a big bore caliber with plenty of knockdown power. No other factory assembled rifle offers the authentic style and design of Investarm's Gemmer Hawken Rifle.
The Hawken rifle was originally produced by brothers Jacob and Samuel Hawken, in their St. Louis, Missouri shop founded in 1815. The earliest known record of a Hawken rifle dates back to 1823 when one was custom made for William Henry Ashley, a gun powder manufacturer turned fur trader, who used it in his expeditions up the Missouri river to the interior of the Western United States. Ashley and his men are credited with the creation of the rendezvous system, in which Native Americans and trappers would meet to trade goods, money and furs.
The Hawken brothers custom made each one of their rifles by hand. This attention to detail gained Hawken rifles a reputation for both durability and long-range accuracy. A number of famous men are said to have owned Hawken rifles, including Auguste Lacome, Hugh Glass, Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, Joseph Meek, Jedediah Strong Smith and Theodore Roosevelt. In 1864 the Hawken Shop was purchased by J.P. Gemmer, a longtime employee, who held true to tradition and maintained the "Hawken" quality until the shop closed in 1915. Our reproduction maintains the integrity of many of the original features of the Hawken rifle, while integrating modern technology for today’s shooter. Historically, these guns were .50 or .54 caliber with octagonal barrels of 33 to 36 inches. The hardwood stocks had a curved cheek piece, double-set triggers and front blade sights with furniture and butt plates fashioned from iron. Our reproduction integrates these classic features with a lighter 32-inch barrel, blackened hardware and modern precision manufacturing of all component parts.
This Classic Plains Hawken offers legendary high-quality features such as a 32" barrel with 1 in 60" twist rate for patched ball hunting loads, double set triggers and Hawken style percussion "snail" with clean-out screw. The rifle includes a separate ramrod entry thimble and nose cap, and reliable coil spring lock with correct lock plate. The Investarm™ Gemmer Hawken Rifle is available in .45 to .54 caliber and flintlock or percussion configurations. The Investarm™ Gemmer Hawken Rifle is an attractive, traditional muzzleloader that is rugged, well built and meant to last a lifetime.
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?
4.) Myth: There Are Only a Handful of Whitetail Subspecies.
The truth of the matter is we don’t know for certain exactly how many subspecies there are. A lot of those differentiations between subspecies come from geographical features and other factors. But the number most experts side with is 38 subspecies in the continental U.S
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Mountain Men and Life in the Rocky Mountain West
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The American frontier, said Frederick Jackson Turner, was “the meeting place between savagery and civilization.”
"There are certain periods when human patience can no longer endure indignity and oppression. The spark of liberty then kindles into a flame..."
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Aliens Pulse Rifle
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We are so excited to release our prop kit for this famous rifle in the movie "Aliens" The Colonial Marines M41A pulse Rifle.
Kit features LED Mag counter display, Pulse rifle light and sound effects operated by it's own trigger and the U1 grenade launcher light and sound effect on it's own activation switch.
This kit comes as a plug-n-play kit so that you may test out of the box. But due to the nature of the rifle, whether 3d printed, resin or toy, you will be required to cut, splice and customize to fit.
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Kit Includes: some soldering may be required.
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The spark of liberty then kindles into a flame..."
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Recipe: E. Smith’s Roast Pork
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.
Livestock of all kinds was raised on George Washington’s outlying farms. His farm reports list hogs at Dogue Run and Muddy Hole, for instance; they generally were butchered in early December.
E. Smith, whose recipe is adapted here by culinary historian Nancy Carter Crump, recommended applesauce as an accompaniment.
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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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