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    Triggertech triggers.....

    Some years back I did a lot of work on my old M700 LH 7mm Mag. Just in time while checking some resized cases I noticed the trigger had started letting the hammer fall sometimes. I really looked it over and made a little change then adjusted it to a crisp 3 pound pull with a reduced sear...
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    Just a few days left to score some meat....

    This is the first year since I turned 15 I haven't spent November in the woods. As it is I've only made one hunt so far and that was just a few days ago. I've still got a few days left and if possible I'll hunt every chance I get. My problem is my health. For years I stayed in top physical...
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    Another flintlock gobbler

    I left the house with plenty of time before daybreak, and there I was just driving in the dark, thinking about the hunt ahead when it ocurred to me I had left my turkey vest at home. I had made about 20 miles of a 25 mile trip but there was nothing to be done but turn around and go back home. So...
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    Flintlock Doe

    I harvested this big Doe Thursday morning at 9 AM. She was 75 yards away and in shadow as the sun had not yet lit the woods. I hate to admit it but I made a bad shot hitting her high and left. I made a bad shot. Nothing else to really say about that. The ball hit high causing a sporadic blood...
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    Summertime Bass 2019

    Big Bass are what I fish for. We don't have Walleye's and other Northern Fish down here but we do have Bass, so that's my quarry. In fact the obsession started as a child fishing with my mother and father. We fished for all kinds of fish but Bass are my favorite. It's a lot like hunting...
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    Painted my Tikka .308's stock

    I've had this rifle for a long time now, I can't find the bill of sale but I think I bought it around the second year they began importing them. I like it pretty well but there are a few things I don't care for....the bottom piece is plastic instead of metal....the LOP is too long with winter...
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    Bass fishing in May

    I haven't had the opportunities to fish a lot this year but I've done OK anyway. Early this spring I caught a 6 pounder. Then I went in May determined to catch a good mess of bluegills and perhaps a bass or two. I caught a few bream then I hooked into a good bass using a wacky worm on 8 lb...
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    Flintlock rifle gobbler

    5/4/2018 I got there a little late, about 7:15 am. I loaded my rifle at the truck, listening all the while. Nothing. I was hunting from a pop up blind less than 100 yards from a powerline, this is one of my tried and true locations for both turkeys and deer. I chose to use only one hen decoy...
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    I'm ready to shoot a turkey....I think.

    Sometime back a friend asked me if I would shoot a turkey in the head with my .40 flintlock. I said "No. It's too small a target, too hard to get one to come in and they won't hold still." But I couldn't stop thinking about it so I printed off a turkey head target. I tested a couple of heavier...
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    10 shot target

    I've had an ongoing problem with my .40 caliber. It has double set triggers and the lock would hit so hard it jarred the rifle off target before it fired. I've tried to shoot through it but still the accuracy remained inconsistent. The lock was out of balance, meaning the mainspring and frizzen...
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    Big doe today.

    Shot a big doe this morning at 9:35 AM, 1/7/2018, with my .54 flintlock. That's 2 deer this year with that rifle and I think I'll hang it up till next season. Now it's time to go after a few squirrels.
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    Sight check for squirrels

    Getting ready for some squirrel hunting and thought I'd check my sights first. Due to a weak acorn crop I haven't seen many this year though, so I may not actually get a shot at one. Making one hold still long enough to get a good aim is the hard part. Rifle is my .40 Caliber Lancaster flintlock...
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    Small 8 point whitetail

    Got this buck yesterday morning 11/24/2017 with my .54 flintlock (my build) shooting a .530 roundball, 75 grains 3fg, and .015 patch. Excuse the mean look but I was looking right into the sun, I'm not normally that gruff.
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    Question for Muldoon

    I see you were with the Marksmanship unit at Fort Benning. Were you around there in the mid 70's to 80's time frame? If so, do you remember traveling to Macon County Gun Club for some rifle matches? I remember several matches where a group from the Marksmanship Unit attended. We had some good...
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    Bass fishing during the eclipse

    I had a pretty good day. The bass hit good all day but really turned on during the eclipse period. The largest weighed 6 pounds with a couple more just under. All were over 18" long. I was fishing a family pond where all they have to eat are bluegill, bass and crawfish. So I fish with crankbaits...
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    My .54 gets a new sight and a tune up.....

    I've finished and installed a peep on my .54 and made some changes based on the prototypes and the first one I made. I set the peep a little higher in order to have more bare front post when aiming. This gives me a better look at the target as the end of the barrel and sight base doesn't block...
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    Peep sight, Final version.

    I now have my final version of my new peep sight. To adjust for elevation turn it one full turn up, 1 turn = .031". The target was shot to test a new patch lube and hopefully for a good group. This was late in the day and it had clouded over and my eyes didn't want to focus. I held windage...
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    Prototype Peep sight

    Over the last year I've been dealing with the dreaded aging eyesight. It has gotten to the point where the rear sight is so blurry any kind of accurate shooting is out of the question. I tried a couple of times to fit an aftermarket peep sight to this rifle with no luck. My rifles all have a...
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    Finally got a chance to burn some powder.....

    SJB358 Post subject: Re: My Squirrel & Turkey rifle...PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:39 am Joined: Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:20 pm Posts: 25796 Location: Northern Virginia Beautiful rifle. How accurate is a rifle like that? _________________ SEMPER FIDELIS This is with the .40 cal Turkey and...
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    My .54 flint

    I built this one 20 or so years ago as I had a hanker'in to hunt elk with a good flintlock. Couldn't draw a tag so that never happened. She is named after a german shephard we had "Samantha", who would lay under my feet and get covered with maple shavings while I was building her. She was a good...
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