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PostSubject: Another "new" old guy   February 19th 2014, 10:12 am

Hi guys.  I'm very new to Muzzle loading, so new that I haven't even got a gun yet.  Been searching and have finally made up my mind what I want.  I've been a bowhunter for 45 years and started before compounds existed.  Old age and some medical issues have put a damper on how I hunted but this black powder hunting looks like a lot of fun and is also a close range challenge (at least for me).  Looking forward to a great new learning experience!!
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PostSubject: Re: Another "new" old guy   February 19th 2014, 10:15 am

Welcome to the forum! Good to have you with us on your new adventure!

What have you decided on?!
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PostSubject: Re: Another "new" old guy   February 19th 2014, 10:42 am

I have decided on a Optima V2 Northwest stainless steel Realtree Xtra Green.  Since us guys that live in the Northwest  (WA, OR & ID) are restricted from using 209 primers, we need to be careful about what we buy.  Looks like a good shooter and since my main thing has been elk for a lot of years, I think this wil do a good job and I most likely will not be looking for a more than 60-70 yard shot anyways.  Looking forward to it
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PostSubject: Re: Another "new" old guy   February 19th 2014, 1:44 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Another "new" old guy   February 19th 2014, 1:49 pm

Welcome to the forum.

If we get a few more old guys we'll take over the youngsters.

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PostSubject: Re: Another "new" old guy   February 19th 2014, 3:06 pm

Speak up!

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PostSubject: Re: Another "new" old guy   May 4th 2014, 6:26 pm

@bullelk1 wrote:
Hi guys.  I'm very new to Muzzle loading, so new that I haven't even got a gun yet.  Been searching and have finally made up my mind what I want.  I've been a bowhunter for 45 years and started before compounds existed.  Old age and some medical issues have put a damper on how I hunted but this black powder hunting looks like a lot of fun and is also a close range challenge (at least for me).  Looking forward to a great new learning experience!!

Another "new" old guy here.  I've been shooting ML's for 30 years, but my primary interest was always bowhunting.  I have shot traditional and compounds, and was active in my state's bowhunting organization.   After three shoulder surgeries, my body has told me to reconsider.  Personally, crossbows just never appealed to me.  So, I added another sidelock ML to the safe, and that is going to be my primary weapon in the deer woods.

Jeff
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PostSubject: Re: Another "new" old guy   May 4th 2014, 6:31 pm

Good choice Jeff.

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PostSubject: Re: Another "new" old guy   May 4th 2014, 7:20 pm

WELCOME ABOARD Jeff Exclamation  Exclamation Glad to have another traditional shooter among us. :rtup 

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PostSubject: Re: Another "new" old guy   May 5th 2014, 7:46 am

@GreyHawk wrote:
 After three shoulder surgeries, my body has told me to reconsider.  Personally, crossbows just never appealed to me.  So, I added another sidelock ML to the safe, and that is going to be my primary weapon in the deer woods.

Jeff

That shoulder crap did me in 15+ years ago. I use a crossbow but hate its bulkiness and weight .. and noise.
I'm sure you'll gravitate into being just as big a black powder advocate as you were in bowhunting.

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PostSubject: Re: Another "new" old guy   May 5th 2014, 1:17 pm

You guys really make this forum feel like my new "home".  Thanks a lot. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Another "new" old guy   May 5th 2014, 2:16 pm

Welcome Jeff , in time the forum will become your new home !
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PostSubject: Re: Another "new" old guy   March 10th 2015, 7:39 pm

I love this shtuff! I love being one of the young guns. At 66, soon to 67, I'm still one of the young ones. WOW I know age is only a number that others look at.  I stopped celebrating birthdays. I love celebrating LIFE! Y'all just keep going and do what you are doing, 'Try New Things.' When you know everything then it's time to leave, so keep looking for knowledge.
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PostSubject: Re: Another "new" old guy   March 11th 2015, 8:26 am

Welcome bullelk1,

What is this talk about being old?
Some of us are spring chickens like you, of course that spring may have been back in 44 or 45 or.......

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PostSubject: Re: Another "new" old guy   December 24th 2015, 4:33 am

While not as young as you all at 78 I have my good and bad days When people ask how am I doing I say half and half but I never know which half will win LOL. Age is just a number. I have always loved hunting and shooting and it's the Hunting that keeps me going. When I felt so bad I sold my Savage ML'er II bad decision well I am having Rossman40 building me a 45 Caliber SML on a Remington 700 ML. Am going back into this ML'er hunting and shooting full swing cause I don't know how many more hunts I have left. Good Lord willing he will let me stay awhile longer. Merry Christmas to all Lou
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PostSubject: Re: Another "new" old guy   June 2nd 2016, 12:52 pm

Just take your time, read, listen and if possible shoot a few different muzzleloaders. Listen to those that have been shooting for some time for the best results. At this point in our lives we don't need mistake, just remember enjoy and try to have fun in the sport. Watch what the guys do that shoot those funny lookin' sticks, they get real close.

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PostSubject: Re: Another "new" old guy   June 2nd 2016, 1:10 pm

You are gonna have so much fun. Making smoke is addictive.

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PostSubject: Re: Another "new" old guy   June 2nd 2016, 2:03 pm

BTW, this thread is over 2 yrs. old.

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PostSubject: Re: Another "new" old guy   June 2nd 2016, 3:22 pm

@patocazador wrote:
BTW, this thread is over 2 yrs. old.

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PostSubject: Re: Another "new" old guy   June 2nd 2016, 3:52 pm

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@patocazador wrote:
BTW, this thread is over 2 yrs. old.

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