About

Hi my name is Gary.

I started this blog for the benefit of two types of people; those that have never hunted before, and want to learn how. And people who’ve never hunted with a muzzleloader before and want to give it a try.

If you’ve never hunted large game animals before and want to learn how, this website and podcast are for you. I’m going to be sharing the details of every skill a person needs to learn to become a successful hunter.

Also, if you’ve never hunted with a muzzleloader before and want to learn these skills as well, before heading out into the woods, then this blog and its podcast are for you.

This is my personal journey into hunting with muzzleloaders. When I first came up with the idea for this blog, I had little knowledge or experience with muzzleloading firearms and even less with hunting. I owned a conventional inline muzzleloader and an 1858 Army cap and ball revolver, neither of which I had ever shot before. I had also never killed a deer, hog, or any other large game animal.

But this blog is all about how I’m learning to hunt. I’m digging down into the details and taking notes on every aspect of what a person needs to learn to become a successful hunter (and in particular, a muzzleloading hunter). On this site I interview the experts, learn the skills, try out the techniques, all while explaining what I’m doing to you.

So if you’re interested in this year’s black powder hunting season and you’ve never hunted with a muzzleloader before, then jump on board.

Black Powder Muzzleloading.

7 thoughts on “About

  1. Rick Kratzke says:

    This sounds like a good blog for the beginner. I have been shooting black powder for the better part of 20 years. If you have any questions or anything please give me a shout, I would love to help. Please stop by and check out my blog and comments are always welcome.

    Sincerely, Rick

  2. Rob Meeks says:

    Can anyone guide me in the right direction in finding a breech plug for my Knight Revolution muzzleloader ?

    • GaryH says:

      Off the top of my head, No I don’t have a specific referral for you, however, I would suggest trying any retailer that sells Knight rifles. Bass Pro, Cabela’s. Then I would simply go to your local gun store and see if they can order one for you.

  3. John Powley says:

    Hi I Navy. I am new to black powder. I bought a Pietta 1851 Navy. It has a 4″ barrel. I could not get the .451 ball into the cylinder. Do I just have to be forceful or load the cylinder off the gun frame. Thank You. John

    • GaryH says:

      the ball should be a tiny bit larger than the cylinder chamber. You have to use the attached ram rod to press it in. And when you do, it will shear off a ring of lead. Press hard.

  4. Larry Richardson says:

    My wife has a small guage, black power, muzzleloader that her father found in the root cellar of the ruins of a burned out house 55 years ago. The barrel starts out as a hex shape for 8″ then the barrell is round for 28″. The barrell has a fixed blade site at the tip. The hammer resembles a flintlock and there is a well for black powder. It also has a tamping rod.

    Anybody know what this weapon is?

    Thanks,

    Larry
    Los Lunas, New Mexico

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