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Almost got a turkey #7346333
11/12/18 10:26 PM
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At a club shoot this last weekend, and they add on a turkey shoot for thanksgiving. The eye of the turkey is the target, and I thought I came pretty close to taking it out, but another guy shooting a larger caliber took out the entire eye ! Oh well, win some lose some....there is always the ham shoot for Christmas...
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Re: Almost got a turkey [Re: Old Stony] #7346349
11/12/18 10:40 PM
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Good shot. What distance?

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25 yds.. Christmas shoot will have something similar at the same distance probably. You are working on a target area of about 1/2 inch to make it a challenge. I love muzzleloading matches as they can get pretty inventive as far as their targets.

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"Almost got a turkey?" Not so Old Stony. You darn sure got that turkey. You just didn't win the bird. Good shooting sir!


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Close as in Horse shoes

Re: Almost got a turkey [Re: Old Stony] #7349075
11/15/18 01:27 PM
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That's pretty good for any rifle and better with a smoke pole!

We need details Man!!

rifle/cal/powder/patch or poly/roundball or mini or sabot?


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I have a fair selection of muzzleloaders and lately at the matches, I have been using a full stock Hawken I am quite fond of. It has a 35 inch Sharon barrel and is in .50 caliber. I only shoot patched round balls for hunting or target shooting. A good friend (actually the guy that got me started shooting muzzleloaders) gave me the barrel and stock for this rifle years ago. He was a dedicated muzzleloader and taught me a lot about it, but unfortunately has passed on since.

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