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ONESHOT 1 (2012-2013)

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Next measure Powder out by Volume,NOT WEIGHTPour down Barrel,this 54 Caliber likes 100 Grain Pyrodex RSpost-1600-139589315358_thumb.jpgpost-1600-139589315358_thumb.jpgThen give it a smack on the side to make sure Powder is in Bolster.After so many years I find myself doing this with Inlines which isn\'t necessarypost-1600-139589315358_thumb.jpgmore coming

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Next use Ram Rod to seat Ball on Powder,mark Ram Rod so you can make sure every time Ball is down completely on Powderpost-1600-13958931536_thumb.jpgThen Put Cap on Nipple,Cock and Firepost-1600-139589315361_thumb.jpgpost-1600-139589315361_thumb.jpgThis Rifle with this Load has killed many Deer.oneshot

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To a Simpler TimeA Truman Lake Visitor Center they had 1800\'s Village set up for Christmas,found it interesting and learned some things.Log Cabin in the Woods.Found with squaring the Logs they would last for Years.I always thought you would be ok just to take the Sapwood off.post-1600-139589315362_thumb.jpgpost-1600-139589315362_thumb.jpgpost-1600-139589315363_thumb.jpgmore coming

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The Old One Room School where the Young Lady was in charge getting to the School in any weather,getting Drinking Water Drawn and Fire built in the Stove getting ready to Educate and care for the Local Children.post-1600-139589315367_thumb.jpgpost-1600-139589315368_thumb.jpgmore coming

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Went to the Store found an interesting Guy making Broomspost-1600-139589315368_thumb.jpgEverywhere there was the smell of Fresh Cut Cedar,took me back to when I was a Child and that was what everyone had for a Christmas Tree.A Simpler Time when Decorations were simple,one nice Toy and much needed Clothes and with my Mom most were Hand Made,on a Treadle Sewing Machine as this.post-1600-139589315369_thumb.jpgoneshot

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Really Not Many Rules For ShotgunsTook couple Muzzleloading Shotguns out to see if I could improve on the Loads even though I have had success with both.Shotgun Components comprise of Powder,Wad or Wads,Shot and Over Shot Card and something to Fire the Powder.How you put the Components together makes the difference in if a Load you go Home with an Empty Game Bag or Meat on the Table.You are Loading a Shotshell in your Gun instead of in a Modern casing.Every Shotgun should be Patterned whether it be a Muzzleloader or a Modern Shotgun.The reason for me working was this I\'ve Loaded both my Guns Shot Heavy meaning more Shot than Powder one said Load 1:1.5 Ratio another said Load 1:1 Ratio saying Shot Heavy Load doesn\'t have enough Force to make a Killing Shot.I have a Modern White Inline Shotgun that is really too Light and has a Bad Kick when fire but I have killed Turkeys out to 60 Yards,this was my Main Reason for trying this.Started out with my CVA 12ga. Double both Barrels Modified Choke.First Load Powder 60gr. Pyrodex RSpost-1600-139589315403_thumb.jpgThen Thick Over Powder Card which is a Thick Cardboard Wad.Then a Felt Wad which is a Thicker compressed Lubed Wool Wad,this one is to cushion the Shot.In the past I have been omitting this because I found it Blowed my Pattern,in other words scattered my Shot.post-1600-139589315403_thumb.jpgThen Load 1 1/4oz. #6 Shot. I like #6 because its small enough to put alot of Shot out there and still have Killing Energy.Then a Thin Over Shot Card which is a very Thin Cardboard Wad just to hold the Shot in tight on the Powder.Don\'t use the Thick Over Powder Wad.Put #11 Cap on the Nipple,or 209 Primer or Prime your Flash Pan depending on the Gun.This one takes #11post-1600-139589315404_thumb.jpgCock Hammer Back and Firepost-1600-139589315404_thumb.jpgmore coming

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Shot at a Target 25 yards away,pattern was ok but knew I could do betterpost-1600-139589315405_thumb.jpgReloaded the same amount of Powder and Shot,omitting the Over Powder Card and Felt Wads replacing with Modern Plastic Shot Cuppost-1600-139589315405_thumb.jpgShot again it was horrible the Pattern was blown all over the placepost-1600-139589315406_thumb.jpgmore coming

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Decided to basically go back to my Old Way of loading but cut back more on the Powder.Loaded 70gr. of Powder, Thick Over Powder Card,1 1/2oz. #6 Shot and Thin Over Shot Card.Fired Pattern was Good I pulled to the Left but that was ok.I still had concerns about velocity which I would check later.post-1600-139589315406_thumb.jpgmore coming

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The next Gun I was going to work with was my White Thunder which is a Modern Inline,uses #11 Caps,has Straight Rifling to keep Shot from Spinning and has Choke Tubes.Today I\'m using Extra Full,I\'m still able to work Wads in without taking Tube out.Loaded 70gr. of Powder,Thick Felt Wad and Special White Plastic Power Cup,you cut the Petals down customizing how the Shot comes out.I cut 4 Petals 1/2 inch as suggested.post-1600-139589315408_thumb.jpgThen loaded 1 1/2oz. #6 Shot. Capped and Fired.post-1600-139589315408_thumb.jpgTarget 25 yards.Not Bad but I\'ve done betterpost-1600-139589315409_thumb.jpgmore coming

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I decided to basically go with a Load I know works but cut back on the Powder.This Gun is so Light it kicks like a Mule when Fired but works fine.Anyway I loaded it with 70gr. of Powder,Thick Cardboard Over Powder Wad,I have in the past used Half a Felt Wad but I omitted it this time,1 1/2oz. #6 Shot,and thin Cardboard Over Shot Wad,Capped.Firedpost-1600-13958931541_thumb.jpgNot Bad but still concerned about velocity.more coming

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Decided to Check Velocity using a Tin Can set at 25 yards,using my Load I liked in my CVA Double but was concerned with the Velocity as to whether it would be enough to Kill.Was going to set my Can up when I seen couple Fox Squirrels.I thought why use a Can when you have Game up a Tree so Loaded both Barrels.Shot one of the Squrrels twice knew I hit Him but didn\'t kill him.Had a Rifle Handy killed Him.Field Dressed him two Shot out of two Shots penetrated the Skin,one almost made it through the meat.post-1600-13958931541_thumb.jpgDefinitely not a Killing Load.Went reloaded with a Load I\'ve used in the past and know works.Shot my Can at 25 yards.Loaded 80gr. Powder,Thick Cardboard Over Powder Wad,1 1/2oz. #6 Shot and Thin Cardboard Over Shot Wad.post-1600-139589315411_thumb.jpgpost-1600-139589315411_thumb.jpgThat\'s what I\'m wanting,this Load will put Meat on the Table!Muzzleloading Shotguns take alot of messing with to get a Load that works but well worth it and they are FUN.oneshot

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I Was Reminded Was building Ground blinds for this weekend when I was reminded why you don\'t pull on Johnson Grass.Not Good being on Blood Thinners,I like to never got two cuts to quit Bleeding. oneshot

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Well my Alternative Season is Over Time to Clean the Sidelock.Tear it down,take Barrel off,Lock off,take Nipple out and Clean Out Screw.Do this while Water and Dawn Dish Soap is heating.post-1600-139589315441_thumb.jpgpost-1600-139589315442_thumb.jpgScrub Lock,Nipple and Clean Out Screw in Hot Soapy Water.Dry with Paper Towel,I use can Compressed Air to blow Water out.post-1600-139589315442_thumb.jpgpost-1600-139589315443_thumb.jpgpost-1600-139589315443_thumb.jpgmore coming

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Then take Barrel,dip Bolster in Hot Soapy Water,scrub around it,run small Brush it it.Then set Barrel in water,wet a Patch,run it down the Barrel few time,then Bore Brush,then Wet Patch again sucking the water all the way up the Barrel.post-1600-139589315444_thumb.jpgDo this several times,then heat up Rinse Water draw it through the Barrel several times.Blow out Bolster with Air,Run Several Patches,down the Barrel drying until they come out Dry and Clean.post-1600-139589315444_thumb.jpgGrease the Nipple and Clean Out Screw Treads and put back in.I\'m going to change my Grease but any Good Nipple/Breech Plug Grease.post-1600-139589315445_thumb.jpgThen with Good Gun Oil Lube inside and outside the Barrel.I use Remington Gun Oil.Oil Lock.post-1600-139589315445_thumb.jpgpost-1600-139589315446_thumb.jpgmore coming

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Put it back together.Set it Barrel down couple days to let extra Oil run out.Been doing it this way for 40 years never a problem.Some have other ways but this works for me.post-1600-139589315446_thumb.jpgpost-1600-139589315447_thumb.jpgoneshot

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My Youngest Son came to visit.Came back in my Man Cave said he couldn\'t get over the fact every time he comes he sees something New.It dawned on me how when I was a Child Loved going to my Older Peoples Houses and seeing so many things to catch my Interest such as Arrowheads,Tools,any such thing of their life.I thought my wife is always complaining me dragging stuff in the House,then I think we have 19 Grandchildren I\'ll bet they enjoy looking at Grandpas stuff,who knows it might spur thoughts of exploring the outdoors.post-1600-139589315545_thumb.jpgpost-1600-139589315547_thumb.jpgpost-1600-139589315549_thumb.jpgpost-1600-139589315551_thumb.jpgoneshot

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Was needing a Rabbit Trap had two but loaned them out and they never came back.Went to MDC Site to get ideashttp://mdc.mo.gov/sites/default/files/resources/2010/05/4525_2245.pdfOk use these plans and adjust.Bought 12 foot 1X8 wanted extra because I have a way of messing up.Wanted screws but decided on 4 penny Coated Nails.post-1600-139589315553_thumb.jpgCut my Board down 3 26 inch Boards,1 24 1/2 inch Board,5 3/4 X 8 1/2 inch Door,4 3/4 X 8 inch Guide Boards,1 2 X 17 inch Balance Stick,1 7 inch Pedestal,1 11 inch Trigger.Got all cut laid out,put a piece of Aluminum around the Trigger Hole to stop gnawing around it,really needed Tacks but used Nails. :puzzled: Wait I forgot something?post-1600-139589315555_thumb.jpgFigured out I didn\'t have a board for the Back.Found an old Board that would work cut it down 8 X 9 inch.Much betterpost-1600-139589315558_thumb.jpgmore coming

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Well got it all together.Not real pretty but will work.I rather use seasoned wood.Have seen them made out of hollow Log,just make Front and Guide for the Door,some use Screen for the Back.I cut my Trigger to a point to put a piece of Apple on.Caught many Rabbits over the years using these Traps.post-1600-13958931556_thumb.jpgpost-1600-139589315562_thumb.jpgSet it down by my Shed where Rabbits been laying up in junk and coming out eating on grass at night.post-1600-139589315565_thumb.jpgoneshot

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First off I would like to thank our Heavenly Father for all His Blessings this year and for providing for me and my Family.I would like to thank Mohuntress and Shomeoutdoors for having this Contest.I would like to thank the Members for their votes in advance.I would like to thank Mike Shannon for his competition through the year.He has a fine looking Family and some Good Dogs even though I\'m a Black and Tan Man :smilebig: Oh I have had a few Walkers and they have done fine.I would like to thank my Wife of 30 years putting up with me and taking Pictures and Videos when I asked.Didn\'t get anything real Big but plenty to fill the freezers.But had fun with my Children and Grandchildren all 19 of them.And we learned alot.Fun and Learning is what its all about.Anyone that knows me knows I\'ve never needed a contest to take people along on my outdoor activities but does make it interesting.Love my Brothers and Sisters on the Forum there is many more Critters in the Woods,Fish in the Waters and places to Explore so come on lets have some Fun :grd:post-1600-139589315659_thumb.jpgoneshot

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