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11Z50
11-09-2010, 5:06 PM
Who shoots a .50 Hawken?

Carsgunsandchics
11-09-2010, 5:37 PM
I have several TC Hawken in .50 and one in .54

6mmintl
11-09-2010, 7:51 PM
I shoot a pedersoli Tyron .50 and a .45, also shoot an underhammer .50 and .68 zouave.

Just did the rondevous up in redhill park north of Oakdale over the weekend.

Tanner68
11-09-2010, 10:44 PM
Lyman Great Plains in 54.

frankm
11-10-2010, 9:42 AM
No Hawken. But a .50 Kentucky Long Rifle.

kendog4570
11-10-2010, 9:46 AM
Lyman Great Plains in 54.

This.

Mac Attack
11-10-2010, 10:08 AM
TC Hawkins .50 Cal shooter!

Flintlock Tom
11-10-2010, 12:19 PM
Yup!
Thompson Center .50 caliber, flintlock Hawken, built from a kit while I was in the navy, on board ship in the early 70s.

Dolk
11-10-2010, 7:35 PM
Investarms .58 Cal. Hawkins "Hunter"

sideshowhr
11-10-2010, 7:59 PM
been wanting to build a Hawken .50 for quite some time now, but never got around to it.

anyone know where i can get a kit that's moderately priced and of good quality?

stevenjay1
11-10-2010, 9:34 PM
A .45 Kentucky Half stock and a .54 browning Mt. Rifle. The browning is a beast...but fun.

jpscoot_21
11-10-2010, 9:57 PM
t/c .50 hawken percussion 80s kit build found at the local thrift store. Found a .54 roundball bbl for it for a song. Can't wait to go to angeles range for some trigger time.

RMorenoUSA
12-03-2010, 7:19 AM
Just picked up a CVA 50 hawken from the gunshow. Awesome.

runawayshawn
12-03-2010, 11:09 AM
Im thinking about buying a 50 cal hawken flintlock. anyone deer hunt with one? seems like a huge challenge that I would enjoy trying.

Tanner68
12-03-2010, 11:22 AM
A flintlock for small game is on my short list of acquisitions. Likely something from Pedersoli. I will stick with percussion for now with big game.

My preference is my Hawken be percussion, and earlier patterns be flintlock.

Whatever you get, I am sure it will be one of your most fun guns to shoot.

Mac Attack
12-03-2010, 11:45 AM
I have used my Hawkin's percussion .50 cal on 3 deers. My shot distances were less than 50 yards and it had more than enough power to knock the deers down. On one of them, a poorly placed shot did not fatally wound the deer and required a subsequent shot to finish the job, but the other two a single shot was more than enough.

I have shot my fair share of flintlocks but prefer a percussion cap rifle, or better yet a centerfire round loaded with BP. But to each their own....

wellfedirishman
12-03-2010, 5:38 PM
TC 50 Hawken and CVA 54 Hawken.

You can get great deals on used Hawkens (TC, CVA and others) in percussion on Gunbroker, often in the sub $150 range shipped to your door. I have picked up a couple cheaply that way.

Everybody seems to want inline muzzleloaders with plastic stocks nowadays...

Dutch3
12-03-2010, 8:14 PM
I don't have one, but it is on my list.

PM720
12-03-2010, 10:27 PM
I have a .54 but haven't had a chance to shoot it yet. Anyone have opinions on BP vs Pyrodex? I was just on the Hogden website and see they don't recommend the pellets for conical bullets, only sabots. :confused:

Scott

GuyW
12-04-2010, 2:30 AM
I gave my son a new Traditions .50 cal Hawken Woodsman for his 15th birthday, and have been keeping my eye out for a used one for myself.

I see that CVA isn't selling Hawkens anymore - just in-line stuff.
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kendog4570
12-04-2010, 7:34 AM
Check out Dixie Gun Works, or Track of the Wolf. Also Pecatonica (Sp) River for kits and supplies. I think Buffalo Arms might have some traditional stuff as well.

wellfedirishman
12-04-2010, 2:28 PM
Use Pyrodex RS (Rifle Shotgun) powder. It works very well for muzzleloading rifle.

Alternatively, FF Blackpowder works great too.

I would not use the pellets in a Hawken, I think they are intended for in-line ignition muzzleloaders and might not ignite correctly with a side-ignition gun.

I have a .54 but haven't had a chance to shoot it yet. Anyone have opinions on BP vs Pyrodex? I was just on the Hogden website and see they don't recommend the pellets for conical bullets, only sabots. :confused:

Scott

CSACANNONEER
12-04-2010, 2:38 PM
I took my first buck with my first front loader, a .54 cal LH TC Renagade caplock in '87. I currently own TCs in .45, .50 and .54 along with a .54 cal Pedersalli swivel gun, a Beretta O/U 12g, a SxS 12g, an original .22 cal muzzle loading rifle and a variety of BP handguns from bootguns to pepperboxes to other frontloading handguns and revolvers.

Use Pyrodex RS (Rifle Shotgun) powder. It works very well for muzzleloading rifle.

Alternatively, FF Blackpowder works great too.

I would not use the pellets in a Hawken, I think they are intended for in-line ignition muzzleloaders and might not ignite correctly with a side-ignition gun.

Blasphamy! I have "a few" BP guns and I'll only shoot traditional BP in them.

6mmintl
12-07-2010, 7:04 PM
You can use pellets in an muzzleloader, but you need to duplex with 5-10 grains 3F then load pellets.

kendog4570
12-07-2010, 7:06 PM
You can use pellets in an muzzleloader, but you need to duplex with 5-10 grains 3F then load pellets.

Interesting. How do you meter the 3f?