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this is my .54 hawken left hand rifle. Replaced the sights with a set of a t/c and all is well.


these are another labor of love with the cleaning and upkeep on them. But on the other hand, a .54 cal round ball is cheap and weighs roughly a little over 230 grs so its throwing the equivilent of a 45 acp slug in weight down range in a hurry. A very satisifying boom, cloud of smoke, and then the ring of the steel target.

I don't shoot a max load as i have found a sweet spot at 80 grains. More importantly, its comfortable to shoot all afternoon. Don't have a chrono but the data says a bit over 1650 fps/1400 ft.lbs energy. Never tried the 120 gr load that's suposedly advertised at around 2000 fps/2000 ft.lbs. Don't think my should would appreciate it with that brass butt plate..........
 

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I love muzzleloaders (or any gun really)! I used to belong to the NMLRA and would go to Friendship, IN every year. The only two I own now are for deer hunting, and are in-lines. My Ruger 77/50:



And an el-cheap CVA Buckhorn:

 

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Very nice, gentlemen! I don't own any BP guns, but I've always loved the looks. I think, Davey Crocket, Daniel Boone, etc when I see them. Thanks for the pics. :D
 

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It's hard to beat the smell of BP!

I have a Remington 700ML that is really accurate with Powerbelt bullets. And between Triple 7 or American Pioneer, they're not bad to clean either.

Thanks for the Pics guys!
 

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here's mine, it's a NEF huntsman. I took my first deer with this one the last november. I also have a 45/70 barrel for it, just don't get the chance to shoot the 45/70 to often.

 

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ahhh it ain't that bad, just gotta hit what your aiming at....i seem to have trouble with that sometimes, especially while the suckers are running.

bad thing is, i shot at 1 running through a field, then it would stop after i shot and look at me. by the time i reloaded it was running again.
 

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By time I reloaded again it would be dead of old age. :lol:
 

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naw................you want a challenge? try a muzle loading shotgun during dove season! they always seem to fly over in groups of 20 while reloading but as soon as ya get loaded they disappear!
 

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lol now that's gotta be fun.

lots a smoke, alittle bit a cussin
 

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I'd have as much luck pointing my finger and saying, bang bang. :?
 

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Velvalco,

How accurate is that 45/70 barrel, I have an NEF that I was thinking of getting a 45/70 barrel for. I have the .223 heavy on it now, and it took about 250 rounds for the barrel to come in. :(
 

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always wnated the 45-70 as well.

love those h&r/nef single shots. Use to have an h/r "huntsman" muzzleloader years back that was a lot of fun.
one thing about these simple break overs, they are just about the orginal take-down shotgun or rifle.
 

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This is my Remington 700ML with an OLD Weaver scope, and Iron Sighter rings.

She's a shooter if you keep that breach plug clean.



Deputy, I posted a pic of my .223 NEF in the gallery just for you.
 

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great remy you got there and they are popular. guess the nef is as close to a modern muzzleloader that i have ever owned. I was a fan of the old tv shows with Fes Parker as Daniel Boone and Davey Crockett and always been facinated with Lewis and Clark as well. Though i'm not partial to flintlocks, i do like the percussion era guns...............
 

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I have one of the old side hammer cheapo kit gun down stairs all tore apart. I keep meaning to clean it up and put it back together, but I just keep forgetting to do it.

There fun, and I have killed a few deer with round balls out of it. Anything out to about 70 yards and then the ball starts spinning off bad.
 

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Does MY 3" Smoke Pole count...???
45 Colt 235 Gr. RNFP GEOX Black Dawge's Black Powder
Black Dawge's Black Powder~Most Fun you can have at the Range shooting Double Action as fast as you can empty that Wheel... Just like a Cannon... A column of Smoke rolls out there about 10 feet, and a foot in Diameter... hehehe Cool...<:))


 

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That's a black powder gun? Never know it by looking at it in the pics. Cool. :)
 

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believe the sgt loaded black powder in the case instead of smokeless ;) and in the process has no mosequito problems :D

we have a club in our area that will not allow muzzle loaders or modern smokeless cartridges---just black cartridge loads sort of quigley down under type with various matchs held.
they shoot 45-70, 45-110, and a bunch of the oldies you hardly hear about with paper patch bullets.
 
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