Since there was near zero interest in the August Class,I will no longer be offering the classes.
At this time,I will not be doing video/online classes either,as there is simply not enough interest.
If you have a group of people who are interested in the classes-(at least 12 people) I will still travel to hold classes.
Thank you to those who attended the classes,and those who helped me promote the classes.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
(be sure to read the linked article on firelapping at bottom of post-and RTWT)
Follow these tips to eke out optimum accuracy from your in-line muzzleloader.
1. Fire It SmoothThe barrel is the most important component of a tack-driving smokepole. Any imperfections in the bore will hurt accuracy. So get a fire-lapping kit for muzzleloaders ($50; bear tooth bullets.com) and shoot 15 to 20 of the provided soft-lead bullets as directed. These have various grit compounds that will polish smooth any defects.
2. Mount It RightOnce you’ve perfected the barrel, do the same with your scope rings, using a kit like the Wheeler Engineering Scope Ring Alignment and Lapping Kit ($45–$62; midwayusa.com). This will take off any residual manufacturing marks that could allow the scope to shift after a shot. Most kits provide leveling bars that will ensure the scope runs perfectly parallel to the bore.
3. Get LooseGranulated powders can be measured and fine-tuned more precisely than preformed pellets, yielding better shot-to-shot consistency. “Like a handloader developing recipes, a muzzleloader shooter can adjust a loose-powder charge to perfectly match a specific bullet-and-gun combination,” says Chris Hodgdon of Hodgdon Powders (hodgdon.com).
4. Find Your BulletPick a few bullets from the top manufacturers, like Barnes, Hornady, PowerBelt, and Thompson/Center, in a variety of weights for the game you’re after. For whitetails, stay in the 250- to 300-grain zone. Shoot each combination of brand, weight, and powder until you hit your smallest groups. Be systematic and clean the barrel after each shot. You may just squeeze MOA accuracy out of that smokepole yet.
***Related very long,but very imp0rtant article on firelapping muzzleloaders to greatly improve accuracy,and greatly lessen barrel fouling.***
Be sure to RTWT…
Firelapping can improve accuracy by as much as 50%,so it’s well worth the time and minimal investment.
Pay close attention to the process-and take note-you have to use real black powder-no Pyrodex,no Triple7, and no pellets-good old Goex blackpowder must be used-or whatever other brand you prefer.
The reason is the way black powder burns vs Pyrodex,etc. The Pyrodex,etc. does not reach full pressure until the bullet is well on it’s way down the barrel,so a good part of your barrel will not be lapped unless you use real black powder.
I’m going to firelap my sidelock and my inline in the next month or so,I’ll post before and after targets from 50,75,and 100 yds.
My brother in law firelapped his old CVA sidelock muzzeloader,and went from 6-8 inch groups at 100 yds to 3-4 inch groups at 100 yds. He’s also used the process on a couple centerfire bolt actions-a .243 and a .308 and got even better results.
He’s 100% sold on the process,and he’s a gunsmith,certified armorer,etc,etc.
They also have no kids-so he’s got way more time and $$$ to spend on shooting/firearms.
Do more PT.
You don’t have enough ammo.
Friday, July 1, 2016
A pre-internet knitting circle. Not much unlike its modern day counterpart.
Two stories were making the rounds this week that have lent credence to the other. One was of UN truck movements around the American South. The other was of a US-Globalist cabal known as the Strong Cities Network.
The usual "all is well" tripe they roll out when these things pop up. Nothing really to see here.
Launch of Strong Cities Network to Strengthen Community Resilience Against Violent Extremism
“The Strong Cities Network will serve as a vital tool to strengthen capacity-building and improve collaboration,” said Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch. “As we continue to counter a range of domestic and global terror threats, this innovative platform will enable cities to learn from one another, to develop best practices and to build social cohesion and community resilience here at home and around the world.”
So the initiative is backed at the UN and is approved by Lynch and Kerry. That alone should tell you what you need to know about its effectiveness. But let's assume for a moment that it is all true. Blue helmeted Belgians are coming across the Atlantic with murder, rape, and conquest in their hearts.
So. Damn. What.
Read the rest @