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by sagerat
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Muzzleloaders, need some advice: .32 caplock or .45 flinter rifle?
Replies: 19
Views: 536

Re: Muzzleloaders, need some advice: .32 caplock or .45 flinter rifle?

I always find it helpful to pick other folks’ brains in case they think of something I did not.

Pretty much have decided on the .45 flinter.
by sagerat
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Another Calendar
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: Another Calendar

Loved the last one. Hung in place of honor in garage overlooking my Ural. PM sent.
by sagerat
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Browning Hi Power
Replies: 26
Views: 964

Re: Browning Hi Power

I have had two HPs over the years. Fit the hand well; ambi safety which this southpaw appreciated; decent triggers; gorgeous blueing. Always carried Condition One (chambered round; cocked and locked meaning hammer back, safety on.) Traded them away as I went to DA/SA Beretta 92 and Sig P229. I also ...
by sagerat
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Muzzleloaders, need some advice: .32 caplock or .45 flinter rifle?
Replies: 19
Views: 536

Re: Muzzleloaders, need some advice: .32 caplock or .45 flinter rifle?

Update: 80% leaning to .45 Pennsylvania flinter.
by sagerat
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Muzzleloaders, need some advice: .32 caplock or .45 flinter rifle?
Replies: 19
Views: 536

Re: Muzzleloaders, need some advice: .32 caplock or .45 flinter rifle?

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I love my .54 Hawken. Only shoot patched roundball. .530, 0.10 patch, 70 grains 2F Goex black powder is my plinking load.
by sagerat
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Muzzleloaders, need some advice: .32 caplock or .45 flinter rifle?
Replies: 19
Views: 536

Re: Muzzleloaders, need some advice: .32 caplock or .45 flinter rifle?

Lew, jump into the BP world. It’s a hoot. I’ve mainly shot rifles. A handful of times someone has lent me a flintlock handgun or a BP revolver. The BP handguns, while enjoyable, don’t trip my trigger like the traditional sidelock BP rifles do.

And BP inlines, yech, you couldn’t give me one.
by sagerat
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Muzzleloaders, need some advice: .32 caplock or .45 flinter rifle?
Replies: 19
Views: 536

Re: Muzzleloaders, need some advice: .32 caplock or .45 flinter rifle?

Not on the east side of the Cascades, Chuck. 8)

Going to The Gun Works in Springfield this Fri with a BP and riding buddy. It’s a muzzleloader’s paradise.
by sagerat
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Muzzleloaders, need some advice: .32 caplock or .45 flinter rifle?
Replies: 19
Views: 536

Re: Muzzleloaders, need some advice: .32 caplock or .45 flinter rifle?

.54 has heavier ball and shorter barrel. A Hawken is good to about 125 yards, a Kentucky rifle can go 200-300.

As always, it’s the Indian, not the arrow.
by sagerat
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Muzzleloaders, need some advice: .32 caplock or .45 flinter rifle?
Replies: 19
Views: 536

Re: Muzzleloaders, need some advice: .32 caplock or .45 flinter rifle?

:lol: Not an option at the moment, but I can always dream.
by sagerat
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Muzzleloaders, need some advice: .32 caplock or .45 flinter rifle?
Replies: 19
Views: 536

Muzzleloaders, need some advice: .32 caplock or .45 flinter rifle?

Getting back into blackpowder shooting after a hiatus of 12 to 15 years. Current battery is a Lyman Great Plains rife, which is a .54 caplock modeled after a Hawken; an 1803 Harpers Ferry, which is a .54-caliber flintlock; and a squirrel rife which is a flintlock in .32 caliber (think Davy Crockett ...
by sagerat
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: How many ride all year round? (Particularly in snowy climates)
Replies: 61
Views: 1723

Re: How many ride all year round? (Particularly in snowy climates)

Commuted year round in Central Oregon on my 2004 Ural Tourist for several years Flycatcher windshield, leg guards, heated grips, lap robe, heated jacket for the really bad days, heated gloves (yes, heated grips AND heated gloves, I want those fingers to stay functional), balaclava, and a lots of dis...
by sagerat
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 2019 Fuel Injection Hiccups Cold
Replies: 29
Views: 702

Re: 2019 Fuel Injection Hiccups Cold

My '04 Tourist would ice up anytime the temps were in high 20s, low 30s, and high humidity. Bike would buck and snort until enough engine heat built up to clear the carbs, which was usually by the 5-minute mark of my 10-minute ride home. Haven't had the '12 GU out in cold and wet conditions, yet, as...
by sagerat
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Swiss Army Pistol Fits In Russian Tank Box!
Replies: 38
Views: 1090

Re: Swiss Army Pistol Fits In Russian Tank Box!

rd.king wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:51 am
Big bump pop, flash, bang.
That's gonna be awesome.
Hope you endeavor to always be the lead bike.
Modern firearms have drop safeties, so not an issue. Or you could carry with an empty chamber.

Do like the idea of a Makarov in the toolbox for Russian style points.
by sagerat
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Bent crank?
Replies: 57
Views: 1491

Re: Bent crank?

Great news!
by sagerat
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: How much can these be ridden?
Replies: 25
Views: 834

Re: How much can these be ridden?

48K on my ‘04 when I sold it; I’ve put around 6K on my ‘12 GU in two years. Ride ‘em sensibly, do the service at proper intervals, and your Ural will serve you well.