Today I got my .45 percussion Hawken Woodsman from Dikar. I bought it in used condition. The barrel is a bit rusty inside and the blueing a bit flat, but all in all a nice handy rifle for bad weather to hunt for roedeer and red fox.
I finally hung my Hawkens on the wall today. I hung a framed colored print of a hunt scene below it with the hunter dropping his muzzleloader and drawing his knife on a bear. (That was my wife's idea. She's got good taste).
Tested a bit around with the little baby and expected that I had to do some sighting in. So I hang up a paper target at 40 yds and made 2 shots with .440 PRB, lubed 0,25mm patch, 90 grs WANO PP, spittled wad. And to my surprise the 2 shots i made were center and nearly hole in hole. So I stop the sighting and went hunting at once. Frm my ground blind I saw a badger, but he crossed to fast, so no shooting possible. When going back to the car I saw a roe doe on the trail. Now it was do dark for open sight.
One for the Young at Heart in trying.
Whitetail hunting can be fun when you and a hunting partner want to make for some fast action during mid day hunts after morning stand hunting is over and waiting for your evening hunt. Few years back I wanted to demonstrate one of my methods to my son how two guys can make for some fast action during mid day hunting. The set up is for two people when the crops are usually off and the only cover left is...