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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-22-2017, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone else going out for small game with a muzzleloader?
I'm off for the next 2 weeks to enjoy the changing colors and just enjoy being outside off from work!
Each day will be using a different gun unless its raining.I don't like taking original 1800's guns out in rain.The 1st day will start with the English 14ga with the long 35" barrels.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-22-2017, 09:54 AM
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Yep. I took my .62 caliber (20 gauge) smoothbore out for a walk yesterday in the pheasant fields. I like to take it in the evenings when I'm hunting alone so I can do my thing at my pace. I didn't get any opportunities at a bird but will be taking it out several more times during the season.

Will probably do a squirrel hunt or two with it as well.
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I will probably make it out squirrel hunting with my .36 cal.
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Looking forward to doing my .36 cal and having it ready for tree rats next year

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-24-2017, 09:26 AM
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Yep. I took my .62 caliber (20 gauge) smoothbore out for a walk yesterday in the pheasant fields. I like to take it in the evenings when I'm hunting alone so I can do my thing at my pace. I didn't get any opportunities at a bird but will be taking it out several more times during the season.

Will probably do a squirrel hunt or two with it as well.
I can just imagine how challenging and rewarding it must be to harvest a flushed bird with a rocklock.
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Oh how I wish I could. I don't care for the 32 cal Traditions I bought a couple years ago to take it out. I'm in the same boat as USAF, need to wait until I have the money saved up to get the materials needed for my next couple builds. Probably going to do a fowler from a kit this winter and pick up materials at Lewisburg for a 32cal.

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I can just imagine how challenging and rewarding it must be to harvest a flushed bird with a rocklock.
Me too. As of late, the closest I've come is two shots on two separate birds last season. The gun was newly finished and I got lucky the day I had it out that two birds presented themselves. Unfortunately I missed both times. Hoping the change that this year.

I've always wanted a squirrel rifle. If and when I decide to build another flintlock, I hope to build a .32 caliber rifle. I'll settle with a .36 but always wanted a .32 caliber.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-24-2017, 04:23 PM
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Best rifle I have! Traditions Crockett .32 cal. 20 gr. fff Goex.. .310 ball.. Awesome rifle! See pictures below.. I ended up with 3 squirrels but couldn't post that picture due to the head shot.

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Traditions .32 Crockett Squirrel Kill!!

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