Ok guys lets hear what you are shooting for a muzzle loader. I have few, two are in Hawkins. One in 45 cal and the other in 50 cal. I also have three inline two TCs and a black diamond. Two in 50 cal and one in 45 cal. I’m building a Pennsylvania long rifle. It will be a left handed flint lock. So what are you using for a smoke pole?
I too am a big muzzleloader fan. I build all my own, but they are all traditional. Flintlocks are my prefered choice, but I do deer hunt with a percussion .50 call Hawken style. My favorite caliber is .32 or my .62 cal smoothbore for bird and small game hunting. Below are a few pics.
This is my .32cal I finished last month.
This is my .62cal smoothbore I built over the summer.
This is my .50cal Hawken for deer hunting. I built this back in 1990.
As you can see I continued my tradition of posting as a guest up above:) I am currently in the middle of building 2 more long rifles. One is a .54cal Lancaster Pennsylvania and the second is a .50cal Virginia long rifle. Here a pic of my smoothbore and a squirrel I got earlier in the fall.
Here's my brother shooting it. Look closely at the embers falling in front of the barrel.