How to have fun at a Muzzle Loading Competition, without competing


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DrLaw
September 8, 2008, 12:32 PM
There was a Muzzleloading Buffalo Shoot at my local gun club this last weekend. Shooters were gunning for metallic silhouettes with conical balls at 100 yards and round balls at 75 yards. Though there were not many shooters, there was a variety of long guns, ranging from modern inlines with scopes to percussion and flintlocks.

Then there was me. Now the only long guns in black powder I have are an old circa 1860's single 12 gauge that somebody welded an under-rib to, damaging the barrel in the process, which I restored somewhat as a decorative piece, and a Pedersoli Jaeger.

However, the latter is a gift for myself if I loose a ton of weight (well, not quite a ton, about 100 pounds), so I have not shot it yet.

That leaves me only with pistols. So naturally, I brought the pistol most appropriate for a long-range shooting event.

My Jukar Derringer, built from a kit and bought from THE POSSIBLE SHOP.

At first, I had problems in getting it to fire. Somebody had a right sized nipple wrench and a little powder down the chute later, it went bang. Kept on going bang after that, too. Never heard it hit a target, but I did get a backstop at 75 yards. (4 x 8 sheet of plywood).

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb53/DrLaw45/Derringer2.jpg

Never let not having the right equipment keep you from having some fun.

The Doc is out now. :cool:

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Cosmoline
September 8, 2008, 01:07 PM
LOL, that's like a cartoon. You could have cleaned up with that Jaeger, you know. Life's too short to wait on weight. Just carry the thing around with you for awhile and you'll lose some lbs.

scrat
September 8, 2008, 04:40 PM
good story and nice pistol i like that wood finish

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