Flint lock it's a beautiful gun and ok sounds good I'll just buy some cheap stuff and try it so 3f black powder?psychobeagle12 said:Flintlock or percussion? For flint, black powder all the way. And most guys will tell you that round balls kill just as easy as saboted bullets and are cheaperBest I can suggest is shoot both and see what you are more comfortable with. 3f black powder down the barrel, 3 or 4f in the pan for the 45 should do ya fine!
Ok thanks I really appreciate it.psychobeagle12 said:That would be what I would use. When I shot my 45, I used .440 round balls and 70 grains of 3f black powder. Worked very well for me. I know it's kinda short notice for the season but just experiment and good luck!
Edit: Starter kit... I don't think I would go with a starter kit. Usually the stuff that comes in the kits can be found for a reasonable price at better quality. Read up on the different things you will need and piece yourself together a kit. Most of my stuff is homemade. My short starter, my bags, turkey call cases for flint holders, a safety pin for a vent pick. The only thing I think I really purchased were 50 cal speed loaders and my flask.
Well this is my first time using a muzzleloader I cant wait to try it.Ron pa said:Yep, You got Yourself a deal !! I`ve shot a few Deer with My.45 and none went far. I used 60grs. Of 3F. My Grandson started out going to M`loader shoots using a Percussion T/C Hawken in .45. very accurate Gun.
QUICK & EASY FIXbdemutis said:I was wondering about putting a fiber optic front sight on my gun I currently just have a black dove tail no white bead or anything and honestly it drives me nuts because its just all black lol. What are some good sights to put on the gun I might just take a paint pent and put a red dot on it for know but I want to look into sights.
tdd said:Sounds dumb, but hot pink on the front sight and outline the rear notch in white...super visible. Used it on several old military bolt guns with a lot of success.
Yea I bought everything I bought balls some powder tubes patches a t handle ball punch/ quick freeloader all in one some flint and a pick and powder measurer and last year I found a pan pen in the woods during late archery so that saved me $15 for a pan primer.
-work/range/cleaning rod ($12)
-patch jag for 45-bore (same thread pitch as rod)($5)
-ball puller (same TP as rod)($5)
-patches/balls, or maxiballs, or sabots/bullets ($10/25)
-3F for the barrel (I'd go with that)($25/lb)
-4F for the pan ($10/bottle)
-Cleaning patches sized for a 45-bore ($10)
-flint knapping hammer (Dixon has them for about $10)
That should get you the basics needed to get going. $100 will get you set up and shooting.
Thanks Ill give it a try.WADMAN said:QUICK & EASY FIXbdemutis said:I was wondering about putting a fiber optic front sight on my gun I currently just have a black dove tail no white bead or anything and honestly it drives me nuts because its just all black lol. What are some good sights to put on the gun I might just take a paint pent and put a red dot on it for know but I want to look into sights.
Try alternating colors of BRIGHT/FLORESCENT nail polish. Just a dot on front bead and coat entire rear blade. Cover in hard clear coat. Done in several coats, should last years. Works Awesome for just a few dollars....
No so I guess maybe I should return them and get lubricated and I'm confused about the powder what to use in the barrel and what to use in the pan?tdd said:Patches need to be lubricated. Lots of ways to go about that. Did you get anything for that purpose?