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Old 09-22-2008, 07:49 PM
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Is anyone other than myself that hunts or just loves to shoot the old mountian man favorite
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:12 PM
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I shoot the CVA St. Louis Hawken with iron sights. It's got all the brass work (trigger guard, patch box, forend tip, etc.) but I love to shoot it. I would eventually like to get one of those long brass scopes for it since they're legal now.
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I use em. Huntin`, shootin`, and just for the pure fun of em.
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where can you get the long brass scopes from? my dad said he wanted one and that may be a nice christmas present.
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I shoot a couple of Hawken like rifles. I have a partiality for short rifles. I have a TC Grey Hawk and a TC Tree Hawk, both open sites in 50 cal. Musket caps insure good fire. I do black powder season with first one then the other. They are deadly to hunt with and great fun at the range and plinking with round balls.
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Shot a TC Hawken for years(since 1976) - changed sights to Williams peep rear - and blade front. Use a 6 o'clock hold and you can see where the bullet will hit. TC 370 gr maxi-ball in front of 100 grs Pyrodex - #11 cap - kinda kicks though. Worked for me - shot through every deer I killed with it.
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I've had one for about five years, and its my go-to muzzleloader.
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:42 PM
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where can you get the long brass scopes from? my dad said he wanted one and that may be a nice christmas present.
Not cheap, but you can start looking here.
http://cwsutler.hypermart.net/BCA_Scope.html

Looks like they start about $250

I've been shooting a Hawken style rifle since the late 80's. PRBalls rule!
Put two Patched Round Balls on top of each other with 80gr of FF for the double the fun.
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i have had my TC hawken for right around 25 years. i did change the front iron sight for one of the fiber optic fronts due to eyesight.
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When they first instituted the extra season for muzzle loaders I went out and bought an inline and after a couple of successful seasons using it, I upgraded to a TC Hawken .50 The inline was plenty effective, but the Hawken is just more fun to shoot and hunt with.

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Old 09-23-2008, 01:37 AM
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I love to shoot it.

I hate to clean it.

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Jack why do you hate to clean it? I prefer cleanin my BP firearms over my smokeless firearms. I have a two liter coke bottle with the top cut off and I generally put a bit of dish washing liquid in the bottom and fill it with hot water and clean em in the bath tub and then rub em down with bore butter. Being an ex army guy I clean my guns more than once and the second and third trips I use TC #13 or some other modern BP solvent and season with bore butter or crisco.

I built a CVA Hawkenish firearm back in the early 80's. Got some home brewed stuff to brown the barrel and really liked that rifle. Dang kid that lived nearby stole it and I never got it back. Few years back I got a Traditions Deerhunter flintlock, it's kinda Hawkenish as well. I will be aquiring a much better rifle when I can afford it but I have ever intention of killing a few deer with what I have. Got my son a CVA Bobcat, and even tho it is a rather cheapish cap and ball rifle I imagine it will do the job.
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Old 09-23-2008, 06:25 AM
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Like Weagle said they are just more fun to shoot.
I have an inline but hunt with these.
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never could figure out why folks like the modern front loaders...trandition is everything when your hunting with a smoke stack..

Had a TC Hawken made from a kit for years..... no scope... no fancy primers...no failures on deer

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I have a Traditions Fox River Fifty, sold by Gander Mtn many years ago for $49.99. It is fixed sight and at 35-40 yds I can split hairs. I hunt with round ball and black powder, standard caps. It has killed 4 deer in 4 shots and never missed. I did have a misfire but it was because I was too sorry to pop a cap that morning before the hunt (user error).

I have had inlines and high dollar cap guns but I always go back to my real cheap, real light standby. I love my iron sighted basic gun. I am getting so old that I have trouble with the old small iron sights and may be forced to move to fiber optics but an fighting it this year. Have not hunted in about 8 years but plan to be there this year. Got the Traditions out the other day and it never failed.
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where can you get the long brass scopes from? my dad said he wanted one and that may be a nice christmas present.
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Try Dixie Gun Works
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I have a TC hawken 50 cal. It is the only blackpowder gun I have ever owned. It is also extremely accurate, and had put more than a few deer in the freezer.
There is something special about walking through the woods with one of these type guns.
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Cleaning is no problem at all for mine. I knock out the wedge, take out the nipple immerse the breach end in a 5 gal bucket of warm soapy water and have at it for a while pumping the water out the muzzle. Clean the touch hole and the nipple, lube it up and drive the wedge back in. Really it is easier than my modern rifles.
I just love these things.
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My dad and I both shoot them, I started when i was about 13 and never even considered an inline. I love my TC hawkins
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Here is another one:
http://www.gmriflebarrel.com/product...spx?id=920160S

This one you replace the whole barrel and the scope is already attached.
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:31 AM
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Jack why do you hate to clean it? I prefer cleanin my BP firearms over my smokeless firearms. I have a two liter coke bottle with the top cut off and I generally put a bit of dish washing liquid in the bottom and fill it with hot water and clean em in the bath tub and then rub em down with bore butter. Being an ex army guy I clean my guns more than once and the second and third trips I use TC #13 or some other modern BP solvent and season with bore butter or crisco.
Yeah. That's why.

I have a two liter coke bottle with the top cut off and I generally put a bit of dish washing liquid in the bottom and fill it with hot water and clean em in the bath tub and then rub em down with bore butter.
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Hand raised! I have a Hawken 54 caliber, Renegade 54 caliber and a Seneca 45 caliber...love 'em all. The Seneca stole my heart though...sort of the equivalent of a 4 weight fly rod in a world of graphite worm rods, so to speak. It is super light weight and beautiful.
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You mean like this?

FlPerc by Sharps Man, on Flickr

Yeah....I use 'em real regular like! They ain't wall-hangers!
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You mean like this?

FlPerc by Sharps Man, on Flickr

Yeah....I use 'em real regular like! They ain't wall-hangers!
Sweet rifles! The top one has a Leman trade rifle look, love that style. The plains rifle on the bottom has the lock on the wrong side, though.

Inline scoped plastic muzzleloaders have no soul.
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I have always enjoyed shooting those rifles. I had a cabela's Hawken and a Lyman Trade rifle and right now I have a Trade Rifle Flintlock but I haven't got confident in shooting it yet.

I would hunt with nothing but the Hawken style gun for rifle hunting if my eyes weren't so bad. I am limited to about 40 yards with iron sights. Thinking of trying this rear sight.
http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts...prod27265.aspx
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