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PostSubject: Our newest member has questions   July 17th 2017, 11:14 am

Old timer here.
Hunt, shoot, fish, shoot, fish, hunt.
I have 7 or 8 trad muzzle loaders.

One a custom .40 built by Keith Lysle of Ohio.

http://www.custommuzzleloaders.com/buckscounty.html



The Bucks County is mine. NIIIIIIIIICE!

This one is mine.

Nice huh?

If I had to replace it I couldn't.
One of a kind and the blank wood alone was $400 bucks back then.

3 A fancy maple.

Oh! And it shoots really well.

I also have an American Jaeger .58 build by the same
maker.
Both fantastic shooters.

I have a couple T/C rifles. There's kind of o.k. I guess.

My Lyman is much better than any T/C could hope to be.

I bought replacement barrels for the T/C rifles.
They shoot better now.



I also have the American Jeager in .58.

I've taken 5 deer with front loaders.
65 in all, archery and ..............ready.............

my Marlin 1895 45-70.
Bang, flop!

I have a Zouave on the way I just bought from an auction
site.

Comments welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: Our newest member has questions   July 17th 2017, 11:37 am

Anyone shoot a Zouave?
Got favorite load suggestions?

I had one decades ago and sold it to a buddy into North/South games.
Not knowing much back then I loaded that sucker up with 110 grains of Swiss
3 fg and tetched her off.
ewwwwwwwwwwwww
Bad idea.
Rifle was o.k., shoulder took a beating. affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Our newest member has questions   July 17th 2017, 11:43 am

Then there was the time I shot the ramrod out.
Those suckers sail a very long way!
I decided to start READING then shooting and bought books with suggested
loads.
When young I had no mentor and black powder websites were few.
Lyman/s Black Power book became the Holy Black Bible for me.
The best shot I made on a deer with a muzzle loader was 80 paces offhand with a Lyman G.P.R. as the deer was facing me presenting a small kill zone.
Bullet hit the "curl" and I found it in a rear off side ham just under the skin.
Almost a pass through.
Bang, flop.
I have an archery harvest in the Ohio Big Buck Club.
Love it.
Took my buck last fall with my 1895 Marlin 45-70.
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PostSubject: Re: Our newest member has questions   July 17th 2017, 3:14 pm

Welcome. Was that the Zoli made Zouave that just sold on Gun Broker?  Looks nice.Was watching it. Found mine lonely and in need of love 5 weeks ago. Look at "Navy arms 2 band Enfield" about 7 topics down.  Want to talk. I picked up 2 molds,  a .575 and .578 and a Sniper sight for it from TOW. More latter got stuff to do.
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PostSubject: Re: Our newest member has questions   July 18th 2017, 7:27 am

conner wrote:
Hate to tell you but you posted your information in the wrong spot.  You need to post in the Welcome to Frontier Muzzleloading to start on this website.


You can't move the post?

Thanks for informing me. Appreciated.


Your Welcome, your at the correct spot now. thanks Jon.  Conner
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PostSubject: Re: Our newest member has questions   July 18th 2017, 3:22 pm

Welcome jeager106. Beautiful maple stock on that Bucks County smoker. 
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p.s.  I wouldn't mine owning that .45-70 Marlin.
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PostSubject: Re: Our newest member has questions   July 18th 2017, 5:47 pm

Do you hunt just in Ohio or do you venture out to other states? How are the deer and turkey doing in your area ...

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PostSubject: Re: Our newest member has questions   July 22nd 2017, 12:09 pm

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Do you hunt just in Ohio or do you venture out to other states? How are the deer and turkey doing in your area ...

I get plenty of deer hunting in my back yard.
Well, I have 15 acres, 14 woods, bordered by corn, wheat,
soy. Mostly corn.
My woods has a lot of white oak, thus acorns.
I have squirrels also. Tasty.
Rabbits but people dump CATS on my place.
I shoot the cats on sight.
I shoot plenty of cats.
Why?
Well most of you know why but...............

Cats carry all kinds of diseases that spread to wild critters
and man.
Cats will destroy all small game even if they don't eat it.
'Nuff said?

Frankly I LOVE cats.
On my couch, neutered/spade, fat and well loved.
NOT roaming outside.
Just my strong, biased, opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: Our newest member has questions   July 22nd 2017, 5:39 pm

Feral cats kill more game birds than any other predator. They are the #1 killer of pheasants in Wyo.

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PostSubject: Re: Our newest member has questions   July 22nd 2017, 7:54 pm

In some parts of the city they have been called "roof rabbit".

Word is they make good tacos.

And when the "cat lady" dies they will eat her. "Circle of Life" and all!
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PostSubject: Re: Our newest member has questions   July 22nd 2017, 10:09 pm

"roof rabbit" FUNNY! Very Happy

Year ago when in high school some of my hunting buddies would drive around and night
in warm weather and shoot fluffy as they slept on people's porches.

Having no desire to kill a house pet OR get arrested I declined.
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PostSubject: Re: Our newest member has questions   July 23rd 2017, 7:08 am

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Feral cats kill more game birds than any other predator. They are the #1 killer of pheasants in Wyo.

You mentioned feral cats, I used to kill them along with coyotes, foxes and shunks that hung around the barn looking for a free hand out. You had to be careful you didn't kill one of the barn cats (all fixed), they kept the mice down.

Years later having sold the farm and now living with neighbors near bye all I can do is shoot at them with an air rifle. Pigeons were an issue for a wild and several feral cats tried to catch them (they got lucky once in a while so I left them alone).

One of the feral cats had a way about him that you felt had been a house cat. My wife said "don't touch him, we already have a house dog and cat we don't need another". Well I gave him water, then the wife put food out on the back porch and he won her over. Next thing you know I built him an insulated box, she got a heated pad with a cat bed, now he has sleeping quarters out of the wind and is being feed twice a day. I finally got him to let me pick him up, he was good for about 5 minutes on my lap then got down. I got a bright idea one day and picked him up then put him in a cardboard box and off we went to the vet. I picked him up later that day, now Ferdinand was Ferdie, had all his shots, nails clipped and a chip in his back. Took him home and he was gone ....

After a week he reappeared looking for the old life of being at home. I was in the garage and he saw that cardboard box and was ready to head out again. I told the wife "did you see that he's afraid of the box". My wife was laughing and replies "heck yes, last time he saw that box he lost his balls .... I wouldn't go near that box either if I was him".  Very Happy   Laughing  Rolling Eyes

I agree about the feral cats, there would be a lot less of them if society would have their animals fixed and get rid of these cat and puppy mills. Crying or Very sad

Oh my feral black cat ("Gabby" named this because he's a talker) came to us at 12lb. 2oz. after two years with regular meals he's 21lb. 4oz. - now on a diet. He has stopped hunting with his weight, sleeps a lot on the back porch or in the garage now and farts more than any animal we have had. Seems very happy with this arrangement... :dodo

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PostSubject: Re: Our newest member has questions   July 23rd 2017, 10:05 am

You ruined him, Buck. He was seduced by the easy living like we are (except for "mountain man" Pete).

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PostSubject: Re: Our newest member has questions   July 23rd 2017, 10:41 am

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You ruined him, Buck. He was seduced by the easy living like we are (except for "mountain man" Pete).

Do you mean his ability to smell the ladies? Think he still does this, know he'll fight if another male shows up. I go out about 6AM to feed him and at times find someone else's hair around the yard, I check him and he usually survived without being marked. He has marked my tree trunks up 6 foot where he has clawed the warnings. He likes his home and will fight to keep it and anyone who trys to come in.... what a boy.

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PostSubject: Re: Our newest member has questions   July 25th 2017, 1:22 pm

Cats.
I love cats.
Neutered/spade, sleeping on the couch, not outside killing little critters.

Once I caught a chipmunk in a small live trap and showed it to kitty.
Kitty ran and hid! Very Happy

Sooooooooooooo I put it in my step daughters pillow case.
bawwwwwwwwwwwww-hawwwwww

Worth the price of admission.
At 14 she was as big a witch as her mother.
Her mother inherited $4 million bucks and got money happy.
She bought a brand new T-bird, a new car for the daughter, joined the exclusive country club, but I didn't see one red cent.

THEN I caught her screwing another country club millionaire!

He was so afraid I'd shoot his azz and tell his own wife he had a HEART ATTACK!
He lived but was in real poor shape after that.
His wife found out anyway and beat my wife's azz. bawwww-hawwwwwwwwww
And I didn't have a thing to do with it.
Karma?
In Ohio an inheritance can't be touched by a non inheriting spouse so I got almost nothing and had
to start over at age 48.

I divorced the witch anyway.

I manged to get all my guns however but the witch GAVE AWAY all my considerable reloading
equipment.
I replaced it all and then some. cheers

Now I have a home on 14 acres of woods, my new significant other live in a $400,000.00
buck home with a 3 acre bass lake 100 feet out back!

AND she makes more money that I do!!!!! sunny sunny

Ya just can't keep an ol' hillbilly down.
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PostSubject: Re: Our newest member has questions   July 25th 2017, 3:55 pm

We all have these stories, my ex. got the 300 acre farm and the water rights which she has been offered $3 million for 30 years later by developers.

If I had that money I would have probably started a whore house and got busted and would still be in jail.  Rather be free and broke.  Crying or Very sad

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PostSubject: Re: Our newest member has questions   July 25th 2017, 4:24 pm

welcome friend and love the stories was nice to see people my age getting along
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PostSubject: Re: Our newest member has questions   July 25th 2017, 5:23 pm

Makes me proud to be married to the same gal for 50 years now. Best of all she loves to hunt, fish, camp, all of it.  Didn't see the importance when we were courting, but she grew up behind the counter in her family's sporting goods store, and she thinks all this stuff is NORMAL!  Shocked

From day one and after all this time, she's still my favorite hunting and fishing partner.  With 20 years of marriage behind them our son-in-law is counting his blessings that our daughter picked up the same point of view.

Bring em up right and stick around for the fun.
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PostSubject: Re: Our newest member has questions   July 25th 2017, 6:22 pm

Or not.
My son and daughter were around hunting and fishing the whole time they were kids. I built them a tree house in a huge live oak with a 24' circumference (the tree not the tree house). What did they wind up doing?
Computers, video games, pinball, I-phones, 40+" TVs, etc. They fish about twice a year and the only time my son goes hunting is when he takes his daughter once a year. (BTW, I taught his daughter to hunt.)

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PostSubject: Re: Our newest member has questions   July 26th 2017, 6:06 am

Computers, video games, pinball, I-phones, 40+" TVs, etc. They fish about twice a year and the only time my son goes hunting is when he takes his daughter once a year.


^^^ Have ruined a lot of young people with great potential.
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PostSubject: Re: Our newest member has questions   July 26th 2017, 6:08 am

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Computers, video games, pinball, I-phones, 40+" TVs, etc. They fish about twice a year and the only time my son goes hunting is when he takes his daughter once a year.


^^^ Have ruined a lot of young people with great potential.

 Agreed, sad but true .. you can't get them interested in anything other than what was just mentioned.

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PostSubject: Re: Our newest member has questions   July 26th 2017, 6:48 am

All this new/improved technology has certainly made parenting a challenge.   Regardless of when, where and how often you expose your kids to the outdoors, unless their piers are doing the same... don't put your expectations too high in continuing your historic family traditions.
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PostSubject: Re: Our newest member has questions   July 26th 2017, 7:04 am

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All this new/improved technology has certainly made parenting a challenge.   Regardless of when, where and how often you expose your kids to the outdoors, unless their piers are doing the same... don't put your expectations too high in continuing your historic family traditions.


My daughter and the two nieces we raised when growing up we would take them to rendezvous which they enjoyed. When I practiced combat shooting several times a week with a few close friends my daughter was there with her Browning Hi Power. Bad enough having to reload for me, now reloading for her, finally bought a fast working loading outfit and put her and the nieces to work. They all learned to ride along with feeding 8-10 horses every day. The ex. wife and the kids rode every night for several hours checking our fences and the neighbors (10,000 acre spread next door). We kept them busy out side as much as possible.

Now the grand kids, that a different story.  Computers, video games, I-phones, TV, etc. Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Our newest member has questions   July 26th 2017, 7:41 am

Hello jaeger106,

I've looked over that Custom Muzzleloader site before.  The guns looks beautiful from the pictures.  I like the Bucks County you have, a real treasure.  Another rifle I wouldn't mind owning is one of his Jaeger's.  I have always wanted one, maybe someday.

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