What a great day! Taking the muzzleloaders back out, then an afternoon of kayaking. I attached a TC 1.5-4x scope to the Omega. I'm going to sight in with TC 250gr shockwaves that came with the rifle. They are yellow sabots, so I'm assuming they are the easy glides. I hope they go down easier than the mag expresses I have.
I have a TC Hawken .50 and my inline is a TC Omega. I would like to get a flint lock at some point. If I do, I think I will look into fowlers. I have an original fowler from the early 1700's, and I greatly appreciate the look and feel of this rifle. Unfortunately, it had been converted to percussion at one point, and the lock and trigger mechanisms are now missing. I have it locked away, but the next time I clean it I'll post a couple photos.
Hey french. Just a tip to help make the loading a bit easier. After you clean your muzzleloader use TC Bore butter as the final step. Makes the loading much easier. You can even put a small ammount on the sabots prior to loading and they will load like butter. Also, if you are going to stick with the shockwave bullets, make sure you buy the ones with the 3 petal sabots rather than the 2 petal. The 3 petal sabots load MUCH easier even without lube.
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....