Thursday, May 29, 2014

Back in the saddle

So in the interest of finding something to blog about, push my comfort level, and just generally get some exercise - even if it’s in futility, I’ve managed to get myself talked into participating in a Firelock Match as sponsored by one of my Rev War groups at the end of June.
I signed up for muskets at 25, 35 and 50 yards.  They claim it’s not a competitive event, but simply for the enjoyment of live fire. HOWEVER they will be keeping score for those who wish to “compete”. Right. No competition. I don’t believe that for a second.

Tonight I took inventory of my supplies, and decided it was time to get my ducks in a row. Better late than never, I guess. This weekend, I’ll be filing sprues off my musket balls. I sure wish Hornandy made them in Brown Bess size.


  1. Good luck and glad to see you here!

  2. Welcome back.
    I am getting a popup box when I go from my RSS feeder to your blog it has signup and a password boxes.

    "To view this page, you must log in to this area on"

    Any reason for this or are you going private?

  3. I'm getting the same popup.

    But hey how are ya? Good to see you.

  4. I have NO idea what's up with the pop-up box. I'll work on that in my copious free time.

  5. I cracked wise on your FB entry on this, but there is a fix if your mould is of the typical square/rectangle shape. I had the same problem w/an old Lyman set in .440 for my PA squirrel flint rifle in .45.
    Find someone with a surface grinder, remove the spruce cutter stop pin, & have them grind the top of the mould until the sprue cut is tangential to the ball.
    You know handy folks- go!

  6. I don't have anything to add to the black powder conversation, but I will say that I'm happy you're back at the keyboard.

  7. Might your end-of-June shoot be up this way?