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your favorite thing about black powder

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Busyhands94, Apr 3, 2011.

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what is it that you love about shooting black powder?

  1. the beautiful smell of the powder

    53 vote(s)
    40.5%
  2. the lack of paperwork and cr@p to fill out

    29 vote(s)
    22.1%
  3. the versitility of loads

    24 vote(s)
    18.3%
  4. the deep BOOM that echoes off valley walls

    39 vote(s)
    29.8%
  5. the lower cost

    22 vote(s)
    16.8%
  6. the rich history

    63 vote(s)
    48.1%
  7. the fact you can order em' in the mail

    26 vote(s)
    19.8%
  8. RUSHES THAT KICK @$$!!!!!!!!

    13 vote(s)
    9.9%
  9. the extended hunting season

    21 vote(s)
    16.0%
  10. other (post what else you like if i did not mention it)

    28 vote(s)
    21.4%
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  1. Busyhands94

    Busyhands94 Member

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    what do you enjoy the most about black powder? for me it was the price, the fact i could legally own a firearm without paperwork, the fact i can order one through the mail. the fact i can make my own powder and cast my own ammo without much expensive accessories and reloading paraphernalia to buy. i can make my own ammo without having to spend a cent. just recover lead ammo, melt it, pour it, size it lube it, load it, shoot it again. black powder can be made without anything that requires an age limit. i am 17 and i can own one. the smell is nonintoxicating beautiful, the satisfying low pitched BOOM that echoes off the valley walls, the white cloud of smoke, the feeling of owning a firearm. all of that is why i love BP fire arms.
     
  2. Fingers McGee

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    All of the above, plus some???????
     
  3. Busyhands94

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    darn straight. i wish i could add more but i wanted to keep it simple.
     
  4. 45-70 Ranger

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    What Fingers said!

    Ahhhh, yeah, what Fingers said got it covered I do believe.:D
     
  5. Busyhands94

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    i also like the availability of black powder gun kits. they are like models that serve a darn good purpose.
     
  6. Pops

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    The flame:fire:, lovely smoke :evil: and the recoil..:what:..an' the earthshaking KaBOOM...
     
  7. mesinge2

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    Nuff said....

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  8. ontarget

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    yup, all of the above!!!!!
     
  9. SAA

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    You forgot:

    easy to clean
    no leading
     
  10. Busyhands94

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    i did. i have a NAA super companion coming to me in the mail by the way, i will post some pictures when i am done. it is stainless steel and that allows me to wash it with soap and water after a day of shooting. i also forgot, BP guns are beautiful. wonderful hardwood and brass that glistens in the light with a rich golden tone. not to mention REAL cowboys and cowgirls shoot black powder. it's a known fact. also you can't tell me with a clear conscientious that if you are holding a Colt Walker that you don't feel totally bad**s. the Colt Walker was the original .44 Magnum handgun. and in that context the M in "Magnum" deserves capitalization. it's what Dirty Harry's great great grandfather used to blow stuff away. and i forgot that part. you get such a rush from blowing things away with a BIG gun. it feels good and relives stress.
     
  11. WALKERs210

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    BP firearms are not unlike flying R/C model planes, in particular a J-3 Cub. Many say they don't want to mess with BP because of the clean up, and with the J-3 Cub everyone says oh its just a Cub. But when you break out a Hawkens or a really nice Colt everyone is crowding around just itching to fire a few rounds, and the J-3 Cub has same reaction, no one will leave until they see the Cub in the air. I just like to be different.
     
  12. Remo223

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    here's a few more reasons:

    you can buy kits and build your own
    smoke
    fire

    Ever seen a black powder tattoo? I've got a few. When you shoot a black powder firearm, there's lots of powder flying out the barrel. If it hits you, the grains of powder burn into your skin and make a permanent black tattoo.
     
  13. Prairie Dawg

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    Yep, everything that has been said + for me, muzzleloaders were my first guns. BP opened up the world of shooting for me & I still shoot it about 90% of the time.
    --Dawg
     
  14. SleazyRider

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    I'm feelin' ya, WALKERs210, I'm feelin' ya! And when you combine the two it makes for ... the perfect day!

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  15. Pete D.

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    Yep...all of the above. In addition.....some of the most beautiful firearms that I have ever seen have been muzzleloaders; many of those were made by their owners.
    I also like the independence from much of the commercial parts of shooting and reloading. I don't have to buy primers for a flintlock; I cast my own round balls; I can, if need be, make my own BP (I have done this just to know the process). I do, most of the time use commercial BP but I do have the homemade option.
    Pete
     
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    Posted before reading thread

    I did not find any of your choices objectionable, and you left out many,perhaps one of the best was seeing my Mom, look in pot on the stove as I boiled my ROA the first time.Hitting my first milk jug at 100 yds while those with
    cartridge arms...didn't. It could just be 'first love'; it will be the last pistol I give up.
    robert
     
  17. paul54

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    I like it all, plus the challenge of the hunt. :)
     
  18. Yarddog

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    "[I like it all, plus the challenge of the hunt.]"

    True Love hunting with BP. I have harvested some nice animals (Deer) & hogs with both Revolver & Rifle ; )
    Y/D
     
  19. Loyalist Dave

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    I like the nostalgia and beauty of the older designs, but it's mastery of an outdated technology that is challenging. Nothing wrong with taking a buck at 300 yards from a heated tower over a corn field using a .308 and a Leopold scope. The venison is just as tasty..., but I get much more satisfaction from taking a buck or doe at 100 yards or less when standing on the ground, with a light drizzle coming down, and I'm using a .54 caliber flintlock. The former is more like target shooting followed by meat cutting, the latter is much more skill oriented, for me at least. NOT throwing disparaging comments on anybody's method of hunting folks. I just like the aesthetics of mine better with a flintlock.

    LD
     
  20. WALKERs210

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    Sleazy that is what I'm talking about. Love the view from the Cub in fact I have been thinking about building a 1/3 scale and do ever step to detail it hope you don't mind but I copied the picture of the dash so I have a better reference.
     
  21. Cosmoline

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    I'll pass on the small aircraft, but I do love the smell of holy black in the morning.
     
  22. MCgunner

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    All of the above
     
  23. ElvinWarrior

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    All of the above, and the fact, that with my period scoped 45/70 trapdoor I can take out a fly at 500 paces !!! It's kind of a misuse of the ol' girl, but FUN as HELL !!!

    Plus... NOBODY can partay like a bunch of BP nuts toting their flints, wearing their skins and coons, out on a hunting/camping excursion !!!

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    Sincerely,

    ElvinWarrior... aka... David, "EW"
     
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    Cleaning them, now that there is powders like 777 that clean up so easy compared to years ago when it was almost too much work to enjoy shooting them for the time it took to clean them.
     
  25. Armored farmer

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    I like the simple, low tech, old-timey, every shot is a reload, better do it right the first time, concept.
    I like the fact that my ancestors did it this way.
    I like the way bp challenges me to be a better hunter/marksman.
    I like the fact that I built my rifle from a kit.
    I like the home-made powder horns. measures, and loading blocks.
    ......But most of all, I like the people who appreciate, shoot, collect, compete, build, and hunt with bp firearms. It has been my experience that they are good honest people.
     
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