Blackpowder hunting

  • Woman shooter’s success with Pedersoli SxS shotgun

    Debra Sieloff US shooter proudly informed us about her success in ML shooting: „I have bought, taught myself to load and shoot your 12g Blackpowder shotgun to much success. I have a number 1 SCI Osceola Turkey for muzzleloader division, and 2 SCI Top Tens, one for muzzleloader Eastern Turkey and one for muzzleloader Merriams turkey. Just thought that I would let you know that it has been a lot of fun. I had a lot of experience with competitive flintlocks, but this was something I wanted to...

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  • Shooting With Pedersoli's 1-in-24 Twist .50 Caliber RB-ML Rifle

    While the rifle shown here, the Pedersoli .50 caliber No. 209 primer ignition in-line Rolling Block Muzzleloader, may have a very mid to late 1800's look to it, this rifle is actually somewhat advanced over the vast majority of other .50 caliber in-line rifle models on the market right now.  And, that would be due to the fact that the rifling twist of this rifle's bore is a snappy 1-in-24 twist ... while every other production run in-line .50 caliber rifle comes with a 1-in-28 rifling twist....

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  • Muzzle loaders endangered by the EU (press release by FACE)

    So you think you see a flintlock historical rifle in the picture? You are wrong. According to some EU bureaucrats this is a dangerous tool of evil that has to be banned in the name of the fight against terrorism... Source of the article: "The Dutch Presidency proposed to ban Category D and reproductions of antique firearms, currently not regulated at EU level, while obliging sport shooters to join...

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  • Shooting the Pedersoli Mortimer flintlock Shotgun

    Dear All, Here is another interesting article from the well known outdoor writer Toby Bridges. Please follow the link to read about the magic of patterning a muzzle loading shotgun for clay target shooting or hunting. First Shots With The Pedersoli Mortimer Flintlock 12-Gauge Shotgun The Pedersoli Team

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  • Terminal ballistics of the 19th century 45/70 cartridge

    One of our rifles in action at the Capandball YouTube channel. The 45/70 cartridge is loaded with black powder and a heavy 520 grain lead bullet. Here is a sketch about the ballistic capabilities of the low velocity heavy bullets of the 19th century buffalo hunting era. Fired from one of our 1874 Sharps Sporting rifles fitted with our 6 power Malcom scope.

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  • Shooting an original 18th century flintlock short rifle

    This short video is leading us back to the early days of European flintlock rifle hunting.  The story of a short rifle or "Stutz" made in Bayern or Austria sometime in the 1740s. These rifles were designed with the mounted hunter in mind. Large calibre rifled bore with an elegant waterproof flintlock. What else do you need for a great day at the shooting range?  

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  • Extreme accuarcy: Pedersoli Missouri River Hawken meets saboted bullets

    Another excellent article by Toby Bridges: "In a roundabout manner, NORTH AMERICAN MUZZLELOADER HUNTING played a bit of a role in the introduction of the 1-in-24 twist .50 caliber Missouri River Hawken rifle.  At the 2005 and 2006 SHOT Shows, I had made it a point to pay the Davide Pedersoli & Co. display a kind of keep up on what the company had new, and to visit with my old friend Pierangelo Pedersoli - who now runs that gunmaking operation.  A few years earlier, working with...

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  • A Study Of Muzzleloading KE by Toby Bridges

    Another excellent hunting related article posted by Toby Bridges on "The limited range of traditionally styled reproduction muzzle-loaded rifles of the 1960's and 1970's can be attributed to the old-style projectiles of the period.  When it comes to retaining game-taking energy at any real distance, the patched soft lead round ball is the least effective hunting projectile.  Now, this isn't meant to rekindle arguments with die-hard patched round ball's...

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  • Muzzle loading wild boar hunting in Italy

    The story of a beautiful day of blackpowder hunting in Braggia, Italy, featuring some well know faces of the blackpowder hunting World.

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  • Hunting with Pedersoli muzzleloaders

    Let me draw your attention to a few new content our users shared recently about some great memories they seized with Pedersoli muzzleloading guns. Turkey hunting with a Pedersoli 10 ga shotgun The first article goes into the very details of hunting with a muzzleloading shotgun. Toby Bridges, a well know expert of blackpowder hunting, guides you through the steps of developing a good load for your ML scatter gun. Click here to read the full article! Big game hunting with the Pedersoli...

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  • Speedloaders of the Napoleonic times

    Here is an interesting article about some special items of the elite troops of the K.K. Army. We like to think that most of the practical tools of blackpowder shooting and hunting were invented in the 20th century, while there are many ingenious items that were already in use many centuries ago.  Here is one example: speed loading tubes of the Jäger troops.  

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  • Blackpowder hunting with 4 Pedersolis

    It was just a few days to Christmas… The last week of the working year is always kind of busy, but for this time we had a different project in mind then sitting in the office waiting for the year to end. This was not the first time to hunt together with Pierangelo Pedersoli and his son, Paolo here in Hungary. Each year we managed to organize a short driven pheasant and jack rabbit hunt with my friends, but this year’s hunt was a special occasion. We’ve been working on the legislation of...

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