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    Default Look out squirrels!

    I’ve wanted a small caliber muzzleloader to hunt small game with for quite awhile and I’ve finally got one. I picked up a NIB .32 T/C Cherokee barrel from one of the FB muzzleloader groups and then after some searching found a stock with all the hardware to put it in. Somehow in the process I also wound up with another Cherokee in .45. I’m not even sure how many muzzleloaders I have anymore but it must be close to ten. I think I‘ve got everything I need to hit the range, I’m going to be off between Christmas and New Years so I hope to sight it in and maybe do a little squirrel or rabbit hunting with it.
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    I’ve been looking for one of those for a few years now. You are lucky. Every one I’ve found is way out of my price range.

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    RB where are you buying you supplies for these loaders? I just purchased a t/c white mountain carbine and may need to stock up on some items. I'll post picks a after I pick it up after the holidays. Pretty excited. This was the muzzy I dreamed about owning as a kid growing up. My father used to have the t/c .56 cal smooth bore and make his own projectiles. He was really into it. The gun was deadly out to 50 yards but after that it wondered.

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    Sweet guns! Hitting a squirrel with one shows a true marksman.


    Fixed Blade,

    I have a White Mountain and learned from trial and error to only use FFG Black Powder. I found substitute powders have nearly zero accuracy with a White Mountain.

    Pouring a projectile and shooting a deer with one is rewarding. For that I use a T/C Maxi-Hunter mold and roof flashing for a nearly pure lead source.
    Leave my rifle, my fishing pole, my traps, and leave me be.

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    The Goex powder and percussion caps I ordered from Graf & Sons but there’s a $20 HazMat charge so you’re better off to get it locally if you can. I ordered 5 lbs of powder and 1K caps so the $20 wasn’t too big a deal. I ordered most of the other stuff from Track of the Wolf, .32 stuff is a little harder to find than .45 or .50.
    I bought a White Mountain Carbine when they first came out but I hated the trigger, it had so much creep in it that I had to start pulling it and hope a deer showed up when it went off! I had a couple gunsmiths work on it and they made it smoother but didn’t get rid of the creep. I might’ve just gotten a bad trigger and I should’ve sent it back to T/C to find out, but instead I sent it down the road and moved on. The sights are also very coarse and I didn’t care for them. If it’d had a better trigger I’d probably still have it, it’s a nice design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wandling View Post
    I’ve been looking for one of those for a few years now. You are lucky. Every one I’ve found is way out of my price range.
    Mine too for the most part. I got the new .32 barrel and a very nice used stock for under $400 total. Not a killer deal but less than most of them that I’ve seen and I’m happy to have it for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RememberBaker View Post
    The Goex powder and percussion caps I ordered from Graf & Sons but there’s a $20 HazMat charge so you’re better off to get it locally if you can. I ordered 5 lbs of powder and 1K caps so the $20 wasn’t too big a deal. I ordered most of the other stuff from Track of the Wolf, .32 stuff is a little harder to find than .45 or .50.
    I bought a White Mountain Carbine when they first came out but I hated the trigger, it had so much creep in it that I had to start pulling it and hope a deer showed up when it went off! I had a couple gunsmiths work on it and they made it smoother but didn’t get rid of the creep. I might’ve just gotten a bad trigger and I should’ve sent it back to T/C to find out, but instead I sent it down the road and moved on. The sights are also very coarse and I didn’t care for them. If it’d had a better trigger I’d probably still have it, it’s a nice design.
    Thanks for the info. The sight on this a peep with a new front so I think it should be fine. I think it will be fun to fart around with and try to kill a doe during our muzzy. Thanks for info.

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