Black Powder, White Smoke
I started hunting with Black Powder in 1983 and quickly found it to be my favorite season. I always
liked single shot rifles and always said "Give me one good shot". So it was only natural for me to take
to Black Powder.
I started out using a T/C renegade .50 cal percussion rifle I bought new in 1983 for hunting. Used
several different guns over the years. Being a hunter I first embraced the modern muzzle loading line
of thinking which can be seen here through the years. Around 2000 I started thinking I needed more
and with the bicentennial of Lewis and Clark coming I decided to build and use a flintlock in their
honor and this experience hooked me good and I've used Flintlocks exclusively since 2004.
( All weights are Hog Dressed )
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Year
Animal
Weight
Firearm
Range
Load used
 1989
6 Point
135 lbs
T/C White Mtn
40 Yards
370 Maxi-Ball
 1990
6 Point
132 lbs
T/C White Mtn
15 Yards
370 Maxi-Ball
 1990
8 Point
200 lbs
T/C White Mtn
40 Yards
370 Maxi-Ball
 1991
Spike
125 lbs
T/C White Mtn
65 Yards
370 Maxi-Ball
 1992
6 Point
135 lbs
T/C White Mtn
70 Yards
370 Maxi-Ball
 1993
7 Point
140 lbs
Traditions .54
60 Yards
Speer .530
 1994
Spike
80 lbs
T/C T Hawk
50 Yards
460 gr White
 1995
5 Point
125 lbs
T/C T Hawk
20 Yards
460 gr White
 1995
10 Point
223 lbs
T/C T Hawk
70 Yards
460 gr White
 1996
5 Point
125 lbs
T/C T Hawk
25 Yards
460 gr White
 1997
4 Point
115 lbs
T/C F Hawk
60 Yards
370 Maxi-Ball
 1998
3 Point
125 lbs
Ruger 77-50
25 Yards
MTI 435gr  
 1998
 Doe
105 lbs
Ruger 77-50
25 Yards
MTI 435gr
 1999
Spike
115 lbs
Ruger 77-50
40 Yards
MTI 435gr
 2000
7 Point
150 lbs
Ruger 77-50
50 Yards
MTI 435gr
 2001
 Doe
75 lbs
A&H 320
50 Yards
MTI 435gr
 2001
3 Point
120 lbs
A&H 320
50 Yards
MTI 435gr
 2002
Spike
90 lbs
Ruger 77-50
50 Yards
Precision QT      
 Sabot 300gr
 2002
8 Point
152 lbs
A&H 320
50 Yards
MTI 435gr
 2003
Spike
90 lbs
Ruger 77-50
50 Yards
Precision QT      
 Sabot 300gr
 2003
Spike
65 lbs
Ruger 77-50
50 Yards
Precision QT      
 Sabot 300gr
 2003
 Doe
70 lbs
Ruger 77-50
50 Yards
Precision QT      
 Sabot 300gr
 2004
Button Buck
60 lbs
1792 Contract     
.54 Flintlock
50 Yards
Hornaday .530   
   roundball
 2004
8 Point
132 lbs
1792 Contract    
 .54 Flintlock
20 Yards
Hornaday .530   
   roundball
 2005
Spike
80 lbs
Harpers Ferry     
    1803 .54
40 Yards
Hornaday .530   
    roundball
 2005
 Doe
80 lbs
Harpers Ferry     
    1803 .54
25 Yards
Hornaday .530   
    roundball
 2005
 Doe
70 lbs
1792 Contract    
 .54 Flintlock
70 Yards
Hornaday .530   
    roundball
 2006
 Doe
90 lbs
1792 Contract    
 .54 Flintlock
70 Yards
Hornaday .530   
    roundball
 2007
8 Point
160 lbs
Custom Fowler  
  Flintlock .735
30 Yards
.715 roundball
 2007
 Doe
130 lbs
Custom Fowler  
  Flintlock .735
75 Yards
.715 roundball
 2008
 Doe
100 lbs
Custom Rifle     
  Flintlock .58
40 Yards
Hornaday .570   
    roundball
 2008
Forkhorn
110 lbs
Custom Rifle     
  Flintlock .58
30 Yards
Hornaday .570   
    roundball
 2009
 Doe
53 lbs
Custom Rifle     
  Flintlock .58
35 Yards
Hornaday .570   
    roundball
 2011
 Doe
105 lbs
Custom Fowler  
  Flintlock .620
35 Yards
.595 roundball
 2011
Forkhorn
110 lbs
Custom Fowler  
  Flintlock .735
60 Yards
.715 roundball
 2012
8 Point
165 lbs
Custom Rifle     
  Flintlock .58
35 yards
Hornaday .570  
     roundball
 2013
7 Point
152 lbs
Custom Rifle     
  Flintlock .58
35 yards
Hornaday .570  
     roundball
 2013
7 Point
130 lbs
Custom Rifle     
  Flintlock .58
50 yards
Hornaday .570  
     roundball