black powder forums


August 10, 2008, 07:26 PM
Ok you guys are boring. hahahha

just kidding. Ok what other forums are you guys on or know of for black powder.

The only forums i am on is here or sometimes on the firing line. I used to go to However there black powder forum has pretty much gone down hill. So what else is there out there. Do you guys know of any other forums as good as THR. I havent found any. I know a lot of us are on forums like but what else is there.

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August 10, 2008, 07:34 PM
The Muzzleloading Forum (

It's limited to 'traditional' muzzleloading only (no inlines), and they enforce it, but in a friendly way.

Riot Earp
August 10, 2008, 07:56 PM
Voy has a black powder forum also. Lots of knowledge, but some jerks.

August 10, 2008, 07:57 PM
you have a link for voy

Riot Earp
August 10, 2008, 08:01 PM

Don't say I didn't warn you. :)

August 10, 2008, 08:05 PM
There is a new subforum on a S&W site, scroll down towards the bottom of the Main Page to find it.

Brand new one to discuss all BP guns, BPCR to Flintlocks...I'm trying to help the Admins get it off the ground. Nice friendly forum, very low key....folks are friendlier...


August 10, 2008, 08:13 PM
cool i think i will check that out

August 10, 2008, 08:19 PM
This one is very traditional and they just upgraded their forum software and moved to a new address:

This one is very modern and lots of folks there are avid inline target shooters and hunters, although not exclusively:

August 10, 2008, 08:31 PM
Jerks on the Voy forum? Interesting.
Raise your hand if you've ever been on the Voy forum...I bet there's lots of posters who switch between Voy and The High Road.

Marlin 45 carbine
August 10, 2008, 08:37 PM
The Muzzleloading Forum is hunting/camping/trekking and re-enacting with historical 'sections, i.e. time periods'. also has different sections for smoothbores, pistols, matchlocks - even cannon. and campfire cooking tips/recipes. great forum but as said - strictly no inline guns or BP cartridge guns. there is a 'non-muzzzleload' section where those are freely discussed however. if you enjoy 'primitive hunting' or re-enacting you should check it out.

Riot Earp
August 10, 2008, 08:39 PM
The Voy forum is "new guy"-unfriendly. A bunch of old coots who want to keep it that way.

I've been shocked at how some new people have been treated over there.

August 10, 2008, 08:47 PM
I'm surprised that you say that. Like I said, most of the guys over there are over here, too. Any examples?

August 10, 2008, 08:51 PM
well i always use post name scrat so im sure i will see you guys on those other forums too. just started posting on the smith and wesson black powder forums. thanks gizmo. yep its a new and young forum. well see if we can get it off and going

August 10, 2008, 09:20 PM
I read and post on both the High Road and Voy. Both are interesting forums. I see alot of give and take on both forums. If you are going to get your bowels in an uproar over which is best, Colt or Remington or something you are just looking for problems. Its give and take, just opinions for what they are worth and like my opinion isnt worth spit many times.. Probably this is one of them.

August 10, 2008, 09:45 PM
Here and the SASS Wire and Saloon. OpenRange gets a lot of mention on the Wire when BP questions pop up, but I've only followed links to specific threads.

There are some jerk on the Wire, but they're few and far between. And they all shoot smokeless.

I also visit the Weapons section on the Mythbusters Forum. Every once in awhile a BP question pops up. A member over there called rick4060 is very knowledgable about BP cartridge, and guns in general.

On the Wire I go by Pulp, on the MB forum I'm blackpowderpulp

August 10, 2008, 10:55 PM
I was banned last weekend for posting a photo of an alternative loading stand in a thread where others had posted photos of the more "traditional" loading stands. I still have 30 years to wait until the ban will be lifted.

August 10, 2008, 11:20 PM
Well Speak up there Riot Earp ...I din't hear you answer Pohill. If you are a big enough Cowpoke to mention it you may as well fess up and say it all.
HellI'm in either of 5 forums all BP Rev, ect.
I haven't seen your name in Voy, I'm there every day Just met a guy named Ben I helped out with some info on .36 rems the other day he's a new guy, was that you Riot? He didn't stay guess he couldn't take our locker room sense of towel snappin humor as Pohill put it.
Then some people are just born cry babies , and others like to have fun. I guess I was rude and answered his Post with out being formally asked a question. Oh well, I am so dang sorry....
Pohill wonder who the jerk could have been , Ben???


August 10, 2008, 11:24 PM
This one is probably the best- :neener:

August 10, 2008, 11:43 PM
frontiergander, the link you keep posting comes up with a general error. Just thought you might like to know.

August 10, 2008, 11:55 PM
whosyrdaddy, Forumotion is updating their sever and it will be like that for a while. It will work as soon as they are finished updating.

August 11, 2008, 12:00 AM
hahahah so thr is not the only ones with problems. we had some huge problems here a few months ago.

August 11, 2008, 12:21 AM
Voy has a black powder forum also. Lots of knowledge, but some jerks.

Don't say I didn't warn you.

The Voy forum is "new guy"-unfriendly. A bunch of old coots who want to keep it that way.

I've been shocked at how some new people have been treated over there.

So this is The High Road, eh? Interesting.
Guess I'll hafta hang out here more.
Apparently a better class o' coots.
(According to the coots.)

August 11, 2008, 12:59 AM
Hey Mausgun,
So this is The High Road, eh? Interesting.
Guess I'll hafta hang out here more.
Apparently a better class o' coots.
(According to the coots.)

Must be Mausgun

This must be better than CAS if Riot Earp is lookin for a better place to hang out. I know he's signed in up there in CAS but no answer here. Those CAS guys are a good lot, Scorrs, Storm, Rats, and of course the Darksiders.
I re-Enlisted with the Muzzleloading Forum, I believe that's where I met Mykeal. Was the old format which I liked much better, and in the French & Indian War forum...which was also better then.
Anyway I say this and in doing so will have probly have said it all.
http://voy/60048/ is the best damn forum and best bunch a guys you'll ever meet and get to know, and I don't lie. Anybody doubts that slap leather and you best be very very fast.:cool:


August 11, 2008, 01:07 AM
Well i have 1 day left of vacation tomorrow so i guess i will see you on there tomorrow SG

August 11, 2008, 01:09 AM
try this forum:

August 11, 2008, 01:44 AM
Now that's Forum Pohill...

Will see ya in the AM Scrat:cool:


August 11, 2008, 01:59 AM
A new forum discussing shooting, maintenance, modifications, and building of blackpowder pistols.

Give it a shot. :)

August 11, 2008, 06:33 AM
This is probably he best bp forum on the net....I'm prejudiced because I am a moderator, but its a great little family we have over there....Also on my signature line as a link....
Traditional Muzzleloading on the Cheap (

August 11, 2008, 12:17 PM

Back up and running! I hate when they update.

August 11, 2008, 12:32 PM
The Muzzleloading Forum

It's limited to 'traditional' muzzleloading only (no inlines), and they enforce it, but in a friendly way.

I've gotten a lot of great info from that forum. It's very specialized but quite friendly. Just don't mention in-lines or the room will go all quiet and someone will say "They are not of the body." Then the guys in robes will come for you. Landru!

August 11, 2008, 04:04 PM
Senior Member

Join Date: 05-10-05
Location: Mojave Desert, California
Posts: 540 Now that's Forum Pohill...

Will see ya in the AM Scrat


haahahahha that pic of pohill hahahaha

August 11, 2008, 06:06 PM
I was the new guy at voy about a year ago, was allways treated with respect. I gained a lot of knowledge from those old coots and they feel like family now, voy is my home, so you better DRAW! Mister!:mad:

August 11, 2008, 06:14 PM
I have to ask--what does "FOY" or "Voy" or whatever stand for? It looks like a somewhat outdated (no offense) BB with discussions of BP revolvers.

August 11, 2008, 06:24 PM
Voy was developed by Al Gore when he invented the Internet.
As far as outdated...what does that actually mean? Is it the setup of the forum that makes it outdated? (background, etc)
Or is it the subject matter (old guns)...

August 11, 2008, 07:33 PM
There's another dedicated traditional BP forum that I know about. Its name is the "Traditional Muzzleloader Message Hide". It was originally created on July 23, 1998, and this is how long it claims to have been around:

It is the oldest message board service dedicated to the sport of muzzleloading of any kind on the web ....

Enjoy! :)

August 11, 2008, 07:48 PM
I guess I"m really wondering what that forum *is*. It doesn't seem to have a name, and people are calling it "voy" which is like calling THR "vbulletin" or whatever.

As far as it looking old fashioned, I mean it reminds me of the early internet BB's that were just strings of topics with no folders or subforums.

August 11, 2008, 08:58 PM
I think Voy is a general title under which there's a million or so forums. The one we speak of is the black powder revolver forum. There really isn't a moderator, though "Wags" as we know him does run and maintain the board. It's pretty self regulating with alot of good info tossed around, though it can be what I call a "lockerroom", and occcasionally someone gets towel snapped (maybe Riot Earp witnessed some of the "fun" and thought we, or someone, was being mean to a new guy. Or maybe someone was just being mean to a new guy - it happens if you come in all puffed up with knowledge and opinions). It's a forum where a simple "Thanks for the info" goes a long way. You don't have to be registered to post, so for all I know, everyone on there is the same person put on this earth to fuel my paranoia.
The funny thing is that if Riot Earp made an appearance over there he'd take some ribbing but it would soon pass and he'd be one of the gang, if that's what he wanted.
I'm not trying to lure people from The High Road, which is a good forum, too, but variety is the spice of life.

August 11, 2008, 09:00 PM
Here you go Cosmoline
From Voyager Info-Systems Beverly Hills, CA

That's the skinny and alot less complicated to use and run than alot of the other type out there. Tons of archives readily available and one Moderator that has to be one of the most patient and leaniant guys in our group. That would be Wags, he takes all the heat and we have the fun ... he has us vote on things within the forum for rules. As you can see there aren't too many. But those we have are upheld Wags don't take any flack.

Anyway that's our forum and we like it as it is, and always welcome anyone who stops by or stays...had fun there today...

That's kinda like it ain't it Pohill, Sundance, K.A.T., Mausgun, Scrats, Oneshooter, whoever else is over here.


August 11, 2008, 09:20 PM
I hate pics like that. They make me want to spend more money.

August 11, 2008, 09:25 PM
i once had a skull and snake like that in a 60 gallon fish tank it was awesome

August 12, 2008, 12:09 AM
I do have a couple 120 gal. tanks but one already has a snake in it all I need is a skull.
This is Red 7'2" redtail boa

August 29, 2008, 11:30 PM
bumped for someone else to the top.

So relax you old coots.

You know who too.


August 30, 2008, 12:55 PM
What He Said! :what:

August 30, 2008, 01:15 PM
I also frequent the North-South Skirmish Association forum at

August 30, 2008, 02:08 PM
You might find this forum interesting from the ‘Muzzle Loaders Association of Great Britain’

Here (

August 30, 2008, 02:14 PM

Nice pic

August 30, 2008, 10:10 PM
Actually, it's not a nice pic at all.

I realize the intent, as evidenced by the smiley face. I still don't like seeing a gun pointed at me. It's not cool whether 'just a picture' or a careless act in person.

Just my personal reaction...

August 31, 2008, 11:43 AM
Yeah. It is kinda intimidating. It was made while I was experimenting with photo tricks to use on the internet, and was surprised how powerful the image was. Then I stuck stuff in the barrel... whole differn't effect:
It's unfortunate that this picture gives some folks offense. Experience has made me a little testy with "sacred cows". I keep my personal noise level down by staying out of discussions about politics, religion, personalities or anything else where jelly is nailed to a tree or somebody tries to find the clean end of a turd. I know my humor's not palatable to all, so for those indignant few: nothing personal, just my way. I understand the feelings and the need to speak up. Sorta what one feels like being referred to as a "coot" in a public venue. Kinda hafta consider intent and tolerate personalities, I guess. It takes all kinds.

..if it offends the community tastes here, delete it. No offense taken.

August 31, 2008, 12:40 PM
The first pic with the smiley face made me, well, smile. The second pic quacks me up.

August 31, 2008, 12:59 PM
I think they are funny Mausgun ... but hell I'm bullet proof so far. I still hold my breath when I see Snake and Nap(alm)strikes on TV and wait for the smell of gasoline and well... toasted vegataion.

Good pics I got TinyPic and Photo whatever ... they don't do the super impose text, like Dave, I mean Pohill told be how to do and I forgot.
Paint I think? like Mec's Range reports...I like that sheet.


August 31, 2008, 01:07 PM

Gee, I hope Warner Bros. doesn't get too ticked off!

September 1, 2008, 03:05 AM
I liked it in the barrel...Mausgun.:evil:


September 1, 2008, 10:54 PM
Mausgun, I liked the first pic. I remember the first time I saw it I thjought that these can be deadly and it has made me more cautious. Of course I dont think like a normal person (i.e.) (chicken sh-t isnt dirty until it hits the ground) but ive had alot of fun.

September 1, 2008, 11:15 PM
isnt that daffy duck.

September 1, 2008, 11:25 PM
ya, lol. nice pic

September 2, 2008, 12:55 AM
I really do have to apologize here: I didn't intend to hijack this thread - twice!

September 2, 2008, 06:58 PM
Greetings everyone. A newbie here. Have a couple of muzzle loading rifles that I've just recently took ownership of. Never fired a muzzle loader before...Ok..must get...Dave

September 2, 2008, 07:15 PM
stilldave - Hello and welcome to the forum. Get a container of your favorite beverage and pull up a chair. Lots of nice folks around here and they share their knowledge freely. Don't be afraid to ask any question you'd like.

One suggestion - it's usually best to start a new thread rather than add on to one that someone else has started. More people will see your question and you'll get a better group of responses. Just use the "New Thread" button at the top of the index page that lists all the open threads.

September 2, 2008, 08:00 PM
heck ya Welcome to the forums.

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