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  2. Black powder
    What are the heaviest items you carry? Probably drinking water & lead. The gunpowder bag was what woodsmen & woods women carried extra gunpowder in. Lead could/can be retrieved from shot game & remoulded, hence the reason for carrying a ball mould & lead ladle. When a gunpowder bag was empty...
  3. Australia and New Zealand
    At this present time, owning a cannon would be frowned upon, but after it has all gone to hell in a hand cart & there is no longer any law enforcement to protect us:rolleyes:, then anything goes, right? So, if you are looking for some big guns, now is the time to get them. You can pick up...
  4. Australia and New Zealand
    Advantages of A Flintlock Muzzle-loader. 1) Ammo is less expensive than a modern equivalent caliber firearm. 2) The smoothbore is very versatile, being able to digest round ball, bird shot, & buckshot, or any combination of two of these (can also use minies). 3) The fusil is lighter to carry...
  5. Australia and New Zealand
    Advantages of A Flintlock Muzzle-loader. 1) Ammo is less expensive than a modern equivalent caliber firearm. 2) The smoothbore is very versatile, being able to digest round ball, bird shot, & buckshot, or any combination of two of these (can also use minies). 3) The fusil is lighter to carry...
  6. Black powder
    So I've been looking on the net for a black powder shotgun, preferably an older style replica. I'd prefer it be in a larger gauge and use percussion caps. Anyone know of something?
  7. Black powder
    I've recently acquired a .50 caliber Plains percussion pistol. Instead of buying pre-made balls, I've decided to buy a mold and cast my own. I love the historical aspect of the old style scissor molds, but I want to be sure that they will produce a decent ball and not be a royal pain to use. I'm...
  8. Political News and Discussion
    The tyrants waste no time and never let a serious crisis go to waste. Sen. Lautenberg Wants Background Checks To Buy Gunpowder, Eyes Laws of Chemistry For Further Restriction. http://reason.com/blog/2013/04/17/sen-lautenberg-wants-background-checks-t...
  9. Black powder
    I have been interested in aquiring a smaller caliber BP rifle for some time now. I own a .50 and enjoy it very much, but I feel a smaller round would be usefull for taking smaller game. Would also be cheaper for recreational shooting, less powder. I have had trouble locating any locally and have...
  10. Looking For - Want To Buy From Vendors
    Looking for a stainless 1858 remington black powder revolver. Prefer pietta or uberti. also interested in: walker revolver Howdah pistol (20ga) Very Interested in a ruger old army .45 blued or stainless just in good shape.
  11. Firearms General Discussion
    I just got a weird idea and wanted to know what everyone thought. Aside from an overly-dedicated prepper, I'm also a member of a Civil War Reenactment group, Commonwealth Battery, of the 10th Ky Cav. CSA. The black powder cannons we use are exact replicas of period pieces, and can fire live...
  12. Black powder
    Sorry for the attire. It was the night before the opener here in Michigan. I know this is common knowledge for anyone who's been doing this for a while, but wanted to throw it out there for those who might be new to it. Thanks for watching!
  13. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    got a pietta 1858 remington awhile back, and recently took it to the range. shoots very well i tried out the new pyrodex p 30 grain pistol pellets. dont waste your money here, they are filthy and after 2 cylinder fulls it will bind, and its nearly impossible to pull the cylinder pin. so ive...
  14. Firearms General Discussion
    So I was thinking if I should add a black power rifle to my collection of weapons. Any thoughts on this good or bad!
  15. Australia and New Zealand
    Generally speaking it is recommended that you carry one pound of gunpowder (Black Powder) to every two pounds of lead. This of course is ball park measurement because much depends on the calibre of your gun and the powder charge you use. But consider this, especially if you are using a large...
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