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Tall tales?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by 4v50 Gary, Jan 25, 2003.

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  1. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    OK, we've had our gun lies thread in the General Discussion Forum.

    I'm a great shot but I'm better with the hawk. I struck a silver dollar size mark at 100 yards offhand and then breaking into a run, I reloaded and at 25 yards fired again, smashing the first ball with the second one. I then drew my hawk and threw it on the run and split the two balls perfectly in half. The impact forced the balls out each barked a squirrel which I had for stew that night.
     
  2. Jim K

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    Sounds OK, but I never go up to 25 yards; close ranges are for sissies. The squirrels are still good, though.

    Jim
     
  3. Dr.Rob

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    Did one of those spaghetti shoots at a rendezvous, and shot a playing card in half edge-wise.












    Used a shotgun.:neener:

    Funny thing is, you still never see black powder shotguns at these events, and you KNOW somebody was carrying one, or some sort of unrifled trade musket, rather than a Hawken. Still pretty handy with a hawk.

    Ya'll get cold now you let me know, I'll shoot a buffalo and and stuff you up inside him to keep ya'll warm. Dems fat cow! Hoooyah!
     
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    Gary, why that is almost as good a shooting as I do every day!;) :D
     
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  6. Ryder

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    Black powder isn't reknowned for it's good penetration properties but I was hunting a frozen swamp once when a large jack bunny took off and disappeared behind this big thick bush about 20 yards out. I shot into the the bush with my home made double barrel 13ga (64 cal) smoothbore kit gun using #2 shot. I waited with the other barrel for it to come out the other side but it never did. I figured it did a zig after that zag and was long gone. Walked over and there he was, put him down like a bolt of lightning. I wasn't planning to test the bush, it just kinda got in the way.

    I shot at a deer with both barrels of that gun once. It was pretty close and I wasn't in the mood for any tracking (lotsa private land about). The shot came very close to knocking me right off my bucket. Ended up tracking that poor critter for 3/4 of a mile and had to get permissions to cross a bunch of fence. Both round balls connected but with one in the lower front legs, and one clean through the upper rear legs. About a 4 foot spead. Apparently they kissed in midair. Crossover is out around 50 yards. Dunno how that could happened. That deer was only about 15 yards away when I shot. Turned out to be the best tasting venison I ever ate.

    Sorry, don't know any fibs, but if it's stories ya want. I got stories :)
     
  7. Uncle Ethan

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    Good thing you split them balls exact- should you have just nicked one o' them squirrels, he would have charged. 25 yards is too danged close fer barkin squirrels. They go for the throat when they charge, and trackin a wounded one through the thickets is pretty dangerous. Come up on one unawares and they'll maul you.:rolleyes:
     
  8. goon

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    I once lassoed a trout.

    I was fishing in my uncles pond, and there was a large rainbow that simply wouldn't bite.
    Since I was young, I was used to having my fishing line tangled up and what not.
    Today, I had somehow managed to get my line into a loop with the hook back up around the line.
    The fish swam through loop and I pulled, catching him by the tail with the loop.
    No one believes me when I tell that story, but I swear the it is gospel.
     
  9. jjmorgan64

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    Shucks, you guys are listing these as tall tales, this is just another trip out back for some of us.:D
     
  10. redneck

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    Well...
    Gary,
    Yer either damn slow runnin or awful quick loadin..... ;)

    Ryder
    "had to track him for 3/4 of a mile" I spose thats what you get for when you get caught smacking yer balls together when a deer comes around.



    Me?
    Well I was out an about one time an got cold. I decided to start a fire, an bein in a hurry cause it was awful cold, I figure I'd just put a few grains of powder in my gun an then use the muzzle flash to light the tinder. Problem was I had her loaded with my last ball, and I didn't have no ball puller with with me either.
    So I just aimed her straight up in the air....kind of eye ballin it, but I can figure things pretty good that way... an shot it.
    Then I commenced to mark the spot where I was standin, and put a new cap on the lock, put a little bit a powder down the tube an lit me a fire. Sat an warmed my hands a little bit, then commenced puttin a full charge of powder in ol bess and then I went back to where I was standin before an laid me a patch over the muzzle and aimed her straight up once agin.
    Right about that time I hear'd a whistlin that just kept gettin closer an louder an next thing you know.....THUNK! My gun was loaded agin :D
     
  11. Uncle Ethan

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    None of you can hold a candle to Jimmy Carter and the cottontail that swam out to attack him in the boat and he had to hit it with the oar. Attack Rabbit- probably a Republican, or one that didn't like him giving up the Panama canal.:scrutiny:
     
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