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58 Caliber muzzle loader

Postby johnny j » Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:36 pm

Here are some pictures of my 58 caliber muzzle loader. It is 49 inches long and I believe the barrel is rifled.
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Re: 58 Caliber muzzle loader

Postby Yogie » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:33 pm

Nice 2 band rifle Johnny, I have a 3 band Springfield and a 2 band JP Murray carbine in the same Caliber.
Sure can punch a big hole in a deer... :{_}:
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Re: 58 Caliber muzzle loader

Postby Virginia Mike » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:21 am

I love my musketoon, those .58 minie's do a job on Bambi.
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Re: 58 Caliber muzzle loader

Postby Yogie » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:19 pm

Here ya go Johnny,
these smooth bores were imported from Belgium during the war and given the name punkin slingers. They shot a 69 cal. round ball and patch, northern soldiers would come out and taunt the shooters knowing they're range and accuracy were really bad.
Southern soldiers then began mixing loads of what they called "buck and ball "to put more shot in the air.
That put a stop to all the taunting...
I've wrapped this one in camo tape and taken several Spring gobblers and deer by mixing 45's and double ott buck shot.
Kicks like a mule too...
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Re: 58 Caliber muzzle loader

Postby KETCHAM » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:36 am

I love my smokepole.... .54 caliber Thompson Scout...Kevin :{_}: :{_}:
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Re: 58 Caliber muzzle loader

Postby Yogie » Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:55 pm

KETCHAM wrote:I love my smokepole.... .54 caliber Thompson Scout...Kevin :{_}: :{_}:

Yep Kevin, when they started a muzzle loading season here it was fun and only traditional style was allowed. Then they went to inlines, next they allowed scopes... :roll: :evil:
I stopped the hunting after that but still like to shoot them now and then.
Gray Cub and I have a Thompson Renagade and a couple Hawkens in the 54 caliber.
I have the most fun out of shooting the 44 revolvers.
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