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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-23-2009, 06:28 AM Thread Starter
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my father gave me a traditions muzzleloader that he never used. I would love to try it but know nothing about muzzleloading what or were in se pa can i go to learn!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-23-2009, 09:58 AM
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Re: help!

For advice people will need to know the type of muzzleloader.Inline,caplock or flintlock.The model would help as well.

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Re: help!

You've come to the right place. The following info will help in getting the right answers (or several variations of the right answers that you will have to sift out and make one or more of them your own)

Model of Traditions gun? This helps with barrel twist and other oddities that may be particular to that model.
Type ignition (flint, perc, inline)

any idea what you want to burn in it? black powder or subs

any idea what projectiles? balls, powerbelts, conicals

Your budget. This helps as to what guys recommend. Some of us are pretty cheap too.

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This is the best tome to ask questions here. The number of guys on here has at least doubled since about 2 weeks ago. The flinter season gets em all wound up! On the Traditional forum there is a Tips thread. Lots of goo d stuff there too.
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Re: help!

Come over to the traditional section as well.

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Re: help!

If you are unsure as to what you have, post an image of the muzzleloader. We will be able to tell you what type you have.

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it is a traditions deerhunter 50 cal flintlock.
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Re: help!

Where in SE PA are you located? Dixon's is a great place to go for supplies and to speak with knowledgeable people. Do you have supplies or just the muzzleloader?

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Re: help!

Take a look back thorough all of the old posts and you'll find all you need to know and more. I just purchased a T/C Firestorm two weeks ago and found the research very helpful. After your research, ask any questions you might not have found. By looking at the topics, you can really narrow down the information to your weapon.

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Re: help!

some basic items that you will need are...powder, prelubed patches, regular patches, balls, ball starter, ball puller, measurer, flash pan powder dispenser

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speed loaders are nice to have if you plan to hunt after Christmas

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