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.
There it sits. Alone and forgotten in a desk drawer or maybe in the bottom of your hunting pack. The lowly compass. Primarily initially replaced by the hand held GPS and now even by the new “smart” cell phones that include GPS, electronic compass – even real time imaging on aerial maps! Once the friend of every hunter and now the companion of few. It is not glamorous or glitzy, that is for sure… no bells and no whistles. Aaaaah, but let’s not rush to forget our...