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Vintage Hunting and NCOWS
« on: November 22, 2009, 07:59:30 pm »
Howdy Pards
How many NCOWS members are Hunters ? I know that some of our members enjoy hunting with Cowboy guns . And some members even use Black Powder Cartridges and enjoy looking the part of the Hunters from the 1870-1899 . This would add a little extra spice to the Shootist with a monthly article on Vintage Hunting ?

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Re: Vintage Hunting and NCOWS
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2009, 02:35:09 pm »
Vintage hunting. No, no..., the clothing and rifle are new - it's the hunter that is vintage.



Before the economy went south I would hunt each fall in the hole-in-the-wall country west of Kaycee. Often I would use a BP cartridge rifle, spent the night in a my cowboy teepee and eat poorly. I always butchered my own deer. Most folks in Michigan seem to pay someone else to do it for them. The sooner I shot a deer would mean the sooner I would get to go to Cody and stay the rest of the time at the IRMA.
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Re: Vintage Hunting and NCOWS
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2009, 02:41:16 pm »
Rowdy, I have been toting  my 66 in 440-40 real bp loads. No luck yet. Trying again in the morning.    Jed
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Re: Vintage Hunting and NCOWS
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2009, 03:31:04 pm »
Some of you guys might remember this. It's not exactly a cowboy gun.
Don't get excited about the light at the other end of the tunnel. (It might be another train.)

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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2009, 03:32:05 pm »
Some of you guys might remember this. It's not exactly a cowboy gun.
Sorry about the size. I don't think I can do anything about it.
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Re: Vintage Hunting and NCOWS
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2009, 05:37:14 pm »
A timely subject Rowdy. I just got a reply today from the DNR as how to proceed in petitioning them to get BPCR rifles allowed for deer hunting here in Indiana.  Actually, I haven't got the procedure yet, just an acknowledgement that they will forward my request to the top guy at DNR.  I always wondered why an inline muzzleloader shooting a plastic saboted bullet with some sort of pelletized powder(not black) was acceptable but an original Sharps in say 45-70 was not.  ???  Another example is the sabot shotgun round of a 300grain ballistic-tipped jacketed bullet at 2000 fps.. ..how can that be safer to use than my old 500grain cast bullet plodding along at 1350 fps??? Maybe we can get this changed for next years deer season, sure gonna try.
 
Rowdy, I have been toting  my 66 in 440-40 real bp loads. No luck yet. Trying again in the morning.    Jed
  Good luck to ya Jed, maybe next year you can try that Sharps! ;D
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Re: Vintage Hunting and NCOWS
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2009, 05:53:55 pm »
Howdy Pards
Sounds like were all on the same page of music . Good luck GW hope you can get that changed so you can use BPCR to Deer hunt .
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Good Luck to all the Hunters out there.

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Re: Vintage Hunting and NCOWS
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2009, 08:09:07 am »
Rowdy, A couple of years ago I took a whitetail with my Marlin 44/40. However it was not blackpowder. Tj
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Re: Vintage Hunting and NCOWS
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2009, 04:36:27 pm »
Rowdy, A couple of years ago I took a whitetail with my Marlin 44/40. However it was not blackpowder. Tj

      Shame on you TJ !!!!!!! ;D    I was thinkin the same thing this year with my Marlin in 45 but didn't get it done in time. :-[


        Nice photo James,  maybe with an 'ol buffler gun you wouldn't feel so "vintage".   :o
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Re: Vintage Hunting and NCOWS
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2009, 10:57:19 am »
A picture is worth a million words.  ;D

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Re: Vintage Hunting and NCOWS
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2009, 01:07:18 pm »
OUTSTANG!!!!!!   Good job Rowdy..  How far?   Did he run?  More info :D :D    Jed
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Re: Vintage Hunting and NCOWS
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2009, 06:08:30 pm »
Some of you guys might remember this. It's not exactly a cowboy gun.

No...but yer dressed right!

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Re: Vintage Hunting and NCOWS
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2009, 06:13:20 pm »
I plan on getting out during muzzle loading season with my 54 caliber French flintlock rifle....gonna dress as period as I can and still be legal.

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Re: Vintage Hunting and NCOWS
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2009, 07:43:35 pm »
Howdy Pards
I plan on filling my Doe tag tomorrow . And yes I will be in proper Vintage Hunting attire . The day I shot the Buck I was scouting after work in preparation for the next day when all of a sudden THERE HE WAS . I shot him and the adventure began . He ran straight for the SWAMP . I tracked him to where I found him laying in the edge of the water so I pulled him out of the water and then got on my cell phone and called a friend and ask him to come and haul him out of the bottoms with his four wheeler . The shot I made on the Deer was a neck shot but a little low . I like a neck shot because if you hit the spine there is no tracking and that is a good thing . The Deer was at 50 yards which is about as far as you can see through the woods after last years ICE STORM .

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Re: Vintage Hunting and NCOWS
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2009, 05:25:39 pm »
i shot a doe & a 5 point buck this year with my 66 yellow boy in  44-40.  both deer were shot with a 2oo g mav duthman boolit on top of 30-33 grains of 2 ff.  both were about 30-40 yards, both deer took 2 rounds .  boolits not recovered.  neather one left a good blood trail . i allmost didnt find the doe , it was just luck as i had no trail to follow. the buck went 50 yards & piled up after 2 nd shot. i was disapointed not to find boolits as one didnt exit the deer but seemed to dicentregrate when it hit the front shoulderas i found a lot of lead piceses.
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Re: Vintage Hunting and NCOWS
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2009, 08:17:56 pm »
Howdy Pards
Well Deer Season for the Rifle Hunter  is over . Muzzle loader season starts next saturday . If I get the chance I plan on hunting . I still have a doe tag to use . Would be nice to have a doe to make summer sausage out of . Be safe and Good Luck  ;D

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« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2009, 10:19:28 am »
Howdy Pards
This Saturday Muzzle loader season comes in . Plan on taking my old smoke pole and trying to fill my doe tag . Will try to take a few pictures . Hope everyone is having a safe and FUN filled hunting season .

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Re: Vintage Hunting and NCOWS
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2009, 12:36:40 pm »
Rowdy, our ML season ends today here in WI. We tried a few days of hunting it, but deer were scarce around my place after the regular gun season ended just prior. Hope you have good success!

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Re: Vintage Hunting and NCOWS
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2009, 12:54:42 pm »
Rowdy, enjoyed you article on the trapdoor carbine. Keep up the good work on reviews. Tj
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Re: Vintage Hunting and NCOWS
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2009, 02:31:17 pm »
+1. I get a kick out of your great reviews.

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Re: Vintage Hunting and NCOWS
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2009, 09:55:55 pm »
Well, I'll add a little here.

As many of you already know, I'm pretty much a city boy ... but I'm tryin' to correct that.

Last year, I had the good fortune to be invited to go deer hunting with my pard Jed Cooper (Dave Hollandsworth).  My first deer hunt.  I was dressed just as if I were going to the National shoot (plus the obligatory safety orange) and I had nearly 40 grs of pure Black pushin' 250 grs of soft lead out the barrel of my (Uberti) 1866 Winchester Sporting Rifle.  I was ready.


Now this tale would be much better if I had actually gotten a deer, but alas, I didn't even see one.  I DID see a dog, but ... he was safe from me.  I didn't (wouldn't) shoot him.


But I sure had fun!

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Re: Vintage Hunting and NCOWS
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2009, 05:44:36 pm »
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Sounds like you had a GOOD time .Maybe next year will be your year to see that big ole monster buck . ;D ;D

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Re: Vintage Hunting and NCOWS
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2009, 09:08:42 pm »
Got a good whitetail buck last weekend. Dropped him after he got up and ran. The "vintage" aspect of my hunt is that I walk around & shoot game using a smooth-bore shotgun, open sights, while standing on my hind legs.

Unfortunately, many vintage firearms would not be legal under the rules around here. I could use any rifle I'd like in the late January season. By that time, most deer hereabouts have moved to the big timber. Our seasons get started a bit later than most states and your limited to hunting ONE normal firearm season.

Glad to hear some of you have more options, even if you seem to have less deer available  ;D

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Re: Vintage Hunting and NCOWS
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2009, 02:37:33 pm »
Howdy Pards
Hope Santa brings everyone a NEW Hartford 1878 Shotgun with a 26 inch barrel . These will be Great for at the Shoots , or in the field .

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« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2010, 07:26:05 pm »
Howdy Pards
I plan on a Coyote Hunting trip tomorrow even though the temp is suppose to be in the single digits . I plan on using my Trap Door Carbine . I plan on lots of walking and the TD is really nice and light for packing . I finally have a Saturday off and plan on Hunting .