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    I've been hunting black powder since I was a teen. I enjoy the challenge and the season, along with the fact that there are less hunters in this season. I prefer traditional style guns and used the one in this photo to take this elk with a patched .527 round ball. Then the work started. The young guy is my son, who actually shot at this one but had a miss-fire, spooking it to me.
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Size:  44.9 KB...get my deer with this .45 cal Flintah.....and i just got Tulle de Chasse .62 cal Smoothbore Flinter couple years ago...love shooting that too.

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    2 You both that is some nice guns,, Great hunt also,, Ty

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    Beautiful flintlock, love the stock.
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    I don't hunt, would rather watch them run through the woods. I do target shoot as a hobby with a Thompson Center 50 cal. Renegade cap lock which was purchased as a kit that I finished myself 30 years ago. I finished the stock with high speed linseed oil to bring out the grain of the Walnut and finished the barrel in plum brown.
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    Reminds me of some amazing elk steak parties we had in the eighties in Houston, Tx.
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    Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr.

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    Thompson Center made great traditional ML's, I bought a Renegade NIB in 1978 for $155, gave it to my son several years ago as a graduation gift. Shot alot of paper with that one. The rifle in the photo above is an Austin-Halleck Mountain Rifle, which was originally a .50, but I had it re-rifled to .54 @ 1/60 twist so it would group tight at 100 yds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kees View Post
    Reminds me of some amazing elk steak parties we had in the eighties in Houston, Tx.
    Med-Rare Elk steak is hard to beat. First thing I will be out of in the deep freeze.
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    I have been hunting with muzzle loading rifles and shotgun since about 10 years old, shoot now mostly flintlock, rabbits and kangas. Once you get the smell of holy black in your nostrils that is it till your last day !!
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    Keep yo hoss well shod an yo powdah dry !

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    Quote Originally Posted by heelerau View Post
    I have been hunting with muzzle loading rifles and shotgun since about 10 years old, shoot now mostly flintlock, rabbits and kangas. Once you get the smell of holy black in your nostrils that is it till your last day !!
    How the heck are yah Mate !

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