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Lance Skene

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Primative weapons fans?
« on: January 31, 2018, 08:29:47 AM »
Just curious who might be involved in muzzleloaders and/or archery. I sold all my high power rifles a few years ago and just have a couple muzzleloaders and a compound bow for big game. Admittingly unsuccessful so far.... but its a learning curve and Im stubborn... Im sure it will be worth while.... eventually. Lol
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Re: Primative weapons fans?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 11:01:28 AM »
I have been using my smoke poles a lot more in the last year or so. I take a few hunting trips a year with them. I will never just use them though, as I enjoy hunting with my collection of Leavers also. I also have a few really nice bolt actions with scopes that I carry on hunts. And as the last thread I am starting to get into the bow. I do understand the strong pull to go primitive though, puts you more one on one with the animal.   

Lance Skene

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Re: Primative weapons fans?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 05:56:16 PM »
You want to have fun with that bow get yourself a couple dozen cheap arrows with blunt heads and go golpher hunting in a pasture when the young ones come out in the spring... before the grass gets too tall and you start losing arrows.

I live in a shotgun/primative zone so thats what I tend to use most. Rifles were collecting dust but Im sure I'll buy another one at some point. My mzloaders are both modern firearms but they are still considered 'primative' weapons.150 yds is about my limit hunting but at a range with a bipod 200 is still doable with a 54 cal Knight.

Im still new to archery so a golpher at 20 is reason to celebrate.lol
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Re: Primative weapons fans?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2018, 06:31:43 PM »
I just got a recurve for Christmas so I am very much looking forward to getting out with that.
I have had compounds in the past but wanted to go old school this time.
Wood arrows and all.
I would of liked to try my hand at spear hunting as well but that option was stolen from us.
Black powder sounds appealing as well but have not took the plunge yet.
Got a m70 Alaskan in my sights that I have to acquire first.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2018, 06:50:38 PM by Hammer spur »
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Lance Skene

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Re: Primative weapons fans?
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2018, 08:53:29 AM »
I had a Hoyt recurve for a few years but I wasnt consistant enough with it for hunting so I bought a Bowtech Soldier, this I can take hunting.

I'd like to find an old Smoke Pole but I probably wouldnt take that hunting, modern mzldrs are quite differant and are fairly accurate rifles with sabot rounds and rifled barrels, and with shotgun primer caps they are water proof like a cartridge. And a 54 cal slug will drop anything you need it to..lol
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Re: Primative weapons fans?
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2018, 06:14:34 PM »
Love those front stuffers. Had some real nice percussion guns  (by far the best a jonathon browning mountain rifle in 54, stupidly sold it as I didn't hunt with it, it was just too nice to risk scratching and wanted a flintlock)
Bought a, "relatively" cheap flinter and it was.......cheap.  Trust me, don't waste your money on a cheap one.  Had a few problems;  mostly what appeared to be a soft frizzen.  Lock worked fine, just hangfire, hangfire, hangfire. 

Ever come across a good 54 in my price range it'll have found a new home.

Personally wouldn't touch a 50 for hunting, 54 has some punch at the receiving end.  Also found a gun capable 80gr ffg load is deer good for maybe 60 yds max, 130 solid 100, target shooting at around 180.