The HAWG HORN. Shazammm!

Ugly Sauce

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A kind gent from Mississippi sent me one of his bug chewed horns. So, I cut the last third off the horn, right where one bug chewed all the way through. made a new plug and SHAZAM! Made me a pistol horn for the Baby Beast. Since my ammo load out is half a dozen or so paper cartridges, and six ball and patch, I only need 6X70 grains of pixie dust. That's only 420 grains required for the pistol. 500 to account for spillage. The little bugger holds over 1743 grains, it used up the rest of my can of 3fg without completely filling, so actual total capacity is greater than 1743 grains. Yeah, I think that will work. It will feed the beast.
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I did not put an attachment on the butt of the horn, since it will be carried in the bag. But, I may add one for a strap, just in case I decide to sling it.

Thank you Hawg, for the Hawg Horn, as it will henceforth be known, grandchildren and gullible people will be told about the rare one-horned hog, second most dangerous critter on earth, found only in Mississippi, and this was his horn.
 
That one horned Mississippi hog sounds like it would fit in with my grandpas favorite critter, the hillside hoopsnake. Those hoopsnake are elusive critters, they live at the top of ridges and hillsides, and when they feel threatened they bit their tails and form a big round hoop with which they roll high speed to the bottom of the hill in getaway mode. The whole time they are rolling they make a whoop-whoop-whoop sound to let their buddies know that danger is around. Rumor has it that their diet is exclusively the Western Kentucky Field Snipe, so to get a hoopsnake you first have to catch a live snipe to use as bait.

That horn looks nice. Have you metered the drop tube yet?
 
That one horned Mississippi hog sounds like it would fit in with my grandpas favorite critter, the hillside hoopsnake. Those hoopsnake are elusive critters, they live at the top of ridges and hillsides, and when they feel threatened they bit their tails and form a big round hoop with which they roll high speed to the bottom of the hill in getaway mode. The whole time they are rolling they make a whoop-whoop-whoop sound to let their buddies know that danger is around. Rumor has it that their diet is exclusively the Western Kentucky Field Snipe, so to get a hoopsnake you first have to catch a live snipe to use as bait.

That horn looks nice. Have you metered the drop tube yet?
:rofl: The Hoopsnake. I like that.

Thank you. No, the horn don't look too bad, it was a good save, and I am becoming fond of small "day horns" or pistol horns. They hold more than enough powder for the amount of ball and patch I carry, which is kind of surprising. I like to save weight anyplace I can, and came to realize that packing a big horn with ten times more powder than I could possibly use wasn't making sense. I'll still be using my bigger horns, (especially with Bessie, with her 140 grain charge appetite) but I'll only be filling them up with the amount of powder I can use, with some extra for just in case.

The spout on that is just a...spout. Doesn't have a valve so it's not metered. Requires a measure.
 
I'm liking the Plains Pistol as well. .50 or .54?
They are such great pistols. Accurate, powerful (when and if you want the power) and the simplicity sure gives one peace of mind. Hardly anything can go wrong with a single shot pistol. (yeah, famous last words) Some don't like the non-originality of the coil mainspring, but one would never be left defenseless because the mainspring broke. And I'm just not expecting someone to walk up to me in the woods, and take my lock off and look at the mainspring. !!

Mine is...both. !! I have a .50" and .54" barrel. I favor the .54", but if I use/take the TC rifle I have in .50", I can slap in the .50" barrel, and then both rifle and pistol can both feed from the same ball bag. Well...I shoot slugs in the rifle, but carry mostly paper cartridges for the pistol, which the rifle can also use in a pinch.
 
They are such great pistols. Accurate, powerful (when and if you want the power) and the simplicity sure gives one peace of mind. Hardly anything can go wrong with a single shot pistol. (yeah, famous last words) Some don't like the non-originality of the coil mainspring, but one would never be left defenseless because the mainspring broke. And I'm just not expecting someone to walk up to me in the woods, and take my lock off and look at the mainspring. !!

Mine is...both. !! I have a .50" and .54" barrel. I favor the .54", but if I use/take the TC rifle I have in .50", I can slap in the .50" barrel, and then both rifle and pistol can both feed from the same ball bag. Well...I shoot slugs in the rifle, but carry mostly paper cartridges for the pistol, which the rifle can also use in a pinch.
I have the .50 version. I have read several accounts of the .54s cracking the stock on the bend at the grip. That may be due to the extra weight of a larger diameter ball with a larger powder load. I shoot mine with 30-35gr and was amazed at the accuracy. It hits what you're aiming at.
 
I have the .50 version. I have read several accounts of the .54s cracking the stock on the bend at the grip. That may be due to the extra weight of a larger diameter ball with a larger powder load. I shoot mine with 30-35gr and was amazed at the accuracy. It hits what you're aiming at.
Methinks when they break there, the integrity of the wood, or the grain wasn't good, or slightly flawed. ?? I do know, that with heavy loads, if there isn't a small gap between the bolster and the lock plate, recoil can drive the lock plate back, which drives the bolt going through the stock back, and can crack it there.

I think I have "proofed" my stock by now, with heavy loads, I think if it was going to crack it would have by now. In my .50" barrel I have shot 65 grains under the 240 grain slug. As the .54 ball is only around 220, I think the .54" is good up to 70 grains with a ball, which is the limit for me as far as handling the recoil, and still getting reasonable accuracy. I'm not going to shoot any of the slugs in my .54" barrel, I think that could be a little too much. Some of the .54 slugs are very heavy, I can see where overloading one of those could crack the stock. Or smack you in the forehead. !!!!
 
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