>>Today is the last day of the muzzle loading deer
season.. will recover
quickly after that and back on line.
In the name of animal well-fare we are most likely not allowed
to kill anything with black powder, neither with bow and arrow. So if
you have the time you could tell us something about muzzle loading
I had a replica 1859 Navy Colt. I used to shoot some with it,
black powder and home casted bullets, and it was a lot of fun and
taught me more about guns than modern powders and guns do.
Borta Med Vindens Kennel
"Ask not what your dog can do for you.
Ask what you can do for your dog."
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Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 4:05
Subject: Re: [working-gundog] I'll be
The black powder comments make me smile as I
think about an AKC Retriever trial that I was at and helped throwing the
flyer. The current president of the club obtained the ammunition and the 12 ga
popper shells. He didn't know that there was any difference and accidently
bought black powder blanks. The judge would call for the bird and the gunner
would shoot and the thrower would throw but the powder would be drifting down
wind and then the next gunstation would do the same and again the cloud of
smoke is drifting away then we would throw and shoot the flyer. Poor dogs
couldn't remember where the dead birds were because they were watching the
smoke drift away. They had never seen such a thing. It was funny but for the
smell. The whole neighborhood smelled like rotten eggs as it was a big trial
and we shot about 200 of the blackpowder shells that day'