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  Topic: Seeking a new standard modern Brown Bess load...

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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:44 pm   Subject: Bess Loads
My bess has a bore size of .729 in I use a .705 ball with a heavy linen patch with bore butter and 90gr of 3f. This load will shoot 1 hole groups at 25 yards all day.
At 50 yards I can put 5 shots in ...
  Topic: please pray for a sick 10yr. old girl UPDATE

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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:33 am   Subject: Prayers
I will pray for her and keep her in my thoughts, my daughter Meghan was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was 6. She had surgery and has been a survivor now for 5 years, she is now 11 and cancer ...
  Topic: Moving the novel to 1585?

Replies: 8
Views: 5164

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:47 pm   Subject: 1585
The use of the snaphaunce was very limited, it was never a popular system. The common foot soldier would have carried a matchlock arqubus. A wealthy gentelman might have a wheellock pistol or two, but ...
  Topic: The first trade muskets?

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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:40 am   Subject: Early Guns
In 1607 New England, matchlocks were the only choice for the majority of people. The military of that time only used matchlocks, while other weapons were available ie wheellocks, snaphuance these were ...
  Topic: What kinda of moccs for winter hunting?

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PostForum: Traditional Hunting   Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:03 pm   Subject: winter boots
here are some pictures of the winter over boots i described. ...
  Topic: Winter shoe packs

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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:38 pm   Subject: Winter boots
I made a pair of caribou hide overboots for winter they come up to my knee and are made the be worn over my regular moc's. I used a simple centerseam pattern. they have the hairside in and i added a p ...
  Topic: Seeking advice on a White Snaphaunce

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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:07 pm   Subject: snaphaunce
You should measure the bore size. Most 12ga barrels are .729 inch.
I use a patched .705 in my guns, with a thick patch. I shoot 90gr of 3f and it will shoot 1 hole groups at 25 yards, at 50 it will d ...
  Topic: Are there any traditional holidays in January and February?

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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:03 pm   Subject: Holidays
Me and mine being of scoth decent always celebrate Burns Night in January, we dress in period clothes and my wife makes Hagis and oat cakes and other period dishes. We have a group of scothish friends ...
  Topic: Sitting Fox Muzzleloaders

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Views: 40732

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:17 pm   Subject: Sitting Fox
I have a Jaeger built by sitting fox, it only took two weeks longer than promissed, but it arrived without any problems. The fit was exellent and finish was what i requested. it is a good rifle shoots ...
  Topic: First Flintlock Caribou

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PostForum: Traditional Hunting   Posted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:09 pm   Subject: First Flintlock Caribou
After 3 seprate attempts to bag a Caribou i was finaly sucsessful. We left home at 5am to begin the 200 mile drive to Paxson Lake and hopefully migrating Caribou. The first weeks of November find the ...
  Topic: wool shrinkage...

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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:35 pm   Subject: Wool
I have been wearing wool garments for many years in all weather especialy wet weather, i have never had it shrink, just once when a wool waistcoat went into the dryer, it was all bad. i just ha ...
  Topic: Silk patching for roundball

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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:29 pm   Subject: Silk Patches
I am not sure about the 40 yard extra deal, I have used several different types of silk patched, I would question which kind he used and was refering too. Your standard garment weight silk is to thin ...
  Topic: Seeking the correct historic load for a flintlock pistol

Replies: 5
Views: 3766

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:19 pm   Subject: pistols
Also durring the 16th-17th century firearms were still not very common in europe to the average person, As a soldier on horseback was charging at you he would fire his pistol, the smoke and flame and ...
  Topic: Seeking the correct historic load for a flintlock pistol

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Views: 3766

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:13 pm   Subject: Pistols
During the 16th and 17th century, fighting men still wore armor. As firearms became more common the use of armor became less. Many mounted troopers wore a steel breastplate as protection, Most pistols ...
  Topic: Seeking the correct historic load for a flintlock pistol

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Views: 3766

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:28 pm   Subject: Pistol Load
I think 40ges of 3F is a little stiff for a pistol. I shoot 35grs in my .67cal holster pistol, with a .650 PRB. this has a fair amount of recoil but not uncomfortable. In my .54 cal smoothbore pistol ...
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