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PostSubject: August Range Story   August 23rd 2016, 2:35 pm

I owe apologies to a couple of you... 
I have not been very present. 

(Even this has been tough to carve out time for. 
I am in high gear.)

However, I enjoy you guys and being here. 
So, here is the report. 

I do not have photos for this one... But, it is a nice story and you are 
part of it. Several of you offered advice to a new, young shooter as
he tried to buy his first BP gun. Bob was particularly helpful. 

He got his first BP gun because of our help. His name is Brandon.

Brandon asked me if he could use my gun club range as my guest 
to try out his new .54 CVA Renegade that folks on this site helped him 
to find- cheap. The coolest thing? He asked if he could bring his Dad, too. 

His Dad was a Civil War dude who owned a BP Enfield, but had never put 
an actual ball down range. He always shot blanks.

The three of us had a great time shooting Black Powder. As we went without our 
normal BP match? lol We got a lot of attention as we 'made smoke' among the 
modern shooters.

We had such a great time that Brandon called me to remind me about the 
August BP shoot at the range last Sunday. Not only did he come, but he brought 
his father AND a new shooter named Tim who was also a Civil War guy with an 
Enfield who had never actually fired a round. 

A great time was had by all and I think they will all be back for the next couple of matches. 
Brandon is already talking about bringing a university class mate to the range.

So, thanks for sharing your expertise and carry on!

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PostSubject: Re: August Range Story   August 23rd 2016, 3:45 pm

Always good when you expose folks to actual muzzleloading shooting......baby steps to hunting? Wink When I was questioned by hunter's ed students what muzzleloader they should buy to hunt with, I first asked them to if they had any interest in history. If they did, I would direct them to period guns appropriate for their historical interest. If they just wanted to hunt muzzleloading season, then I'd direct them to TC, CVA (this was before inline guns) or one of the other "modern" guns that was being build commercially at the time. I never hesitated to recommend the Civil War .58's for those guys who were hot to try their hand at elk hunting.

Sounds like you had a grand time mentoring other folks....well done.

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PostSubject: Re: August Range Story   August 23rd 2016, 9:05 pm

Nice story Colonel. Im glad to see there is some interest out there and its nice to see that Brandon is also bringing in some more younger guys to shoot. We need more of the younger people to get involved. Al

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PostSubject: Re: August Range Story   August 24th 2016, 9:15 am

Glad to hear that Brandon likes his gun. A .54 in that kind of shape was a good buy.

Keep the conversions coming, Reverend.

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PostSubject: Re: August Range Story   August 24th 2016, 1:21 pm

Well it almost seems we may have to rename you as the Piped Piper of new BP shooters...My hat is off to you, you seem to have an incredible knack for bringing new people to the sport...Thanks to you and may the new shooters have a have the time of your life...

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PostSubject: Re: August Range Story   August 24th 2016, 5:34 pm

Hmmm... 

The praise is appreciated Hiljack, but inaccurate. 
Reverend!? Bob? Thanks, you old curmudgeon. 
Now, shut up and get better or I will come kick your ass. 
(Bob, that is high praise indeed... when they don't betray it.)

This forum... and the folks who post here MAKE our future. 
I have learned from so many of you... You need to keep that up. 
Our love, enjoyment, and dedication to ideals...

Bob and Muley and Hiljack and several frequent others here... 
You know who you are. We know who you are. 

YOU are teachers. Actual teachers? They know they do not know 
it all. They look to others to fill in the gaps while applying 
real evaluative tools. (Independent, scientific evaluation 
is underrated. Sorry to the flat earthers...)

Thanks.

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PostSubject: Re: August Range Story   September 1st 2016, 4:26 pm

I've known folks that actually went insane because they never talked to anyone except themselves!
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