Sunday, October 02, 2005

Old technology- fun as a hobby, not to live with!

Finally, after several months of playing around, I got my muzzle-loading rifle to fire every time, first time and put a ball about where I want it to go!

You gain a whole new respect for those who had to use these to put food on the table and fend off hostiles. They kept them going without a toolbox full of modern lubricants and rust inhibitors (like I have!)

They probably didn't have the luxury to spend days at the range, learning how to use one, either- or the money to waste on powder, shot and caps.

Now it's time to get out and see what a .50" lead ball does to these damn rabbits that are digging the paddocks up!


Lippy said...

Even though the animal lover in me can't help but cringe, at least a bullet through the brainbox is better than poison or myxamatosis. Good hunting!

Oswald Bastable said...

That is why I have been fiddling about with this gun, for the last 3 months.

I need that bullet to go exactly where I want it.

I have seen mixamitosis, poison, colesi and starvtion- also cows with broken legs from going down a rabbit hole.

You are right, the bullet is the best option!

Ms Vile File said...

Guns are great fun. My father taught me how to shoot. I had a very well-rounded childhood. Every accomplished young lady should be taught how to cook, throw a punch, fire a gun, and play an instrument.

Oswald Bastable said...

Yep, the wife does quite well with a 9mm pistol, even better with the .22 Browning!

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