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The Muzzleloading Rifle

A shooter’s guide to the purchase, care and feeding of the Blackpowder rifle

Mark Buchanan

Smashwords Edition

Copyright 2013 Mark Buchanan

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Table of Contents

About this Book

Safety First, Last and Always

Lock, Stock and Barrel – The many designs of a muzzleloader

The Flintlock – Finding the right spark

The Percussion Muzzleloader – Ushering in the modern era

The Inline Rifle – combining the old with the new

The custom built rifle, Rolls-Royce of the muzzleloading world

The semi-custom rifle, getting most of what you want on a budget

When size matters, a rifle for a young shooter

Summing it up – A rifle for all seasons


Your new rifle’s diet – powder & ball in the right portion

Tools of the trade – the must-have items you’ll need

Working up the load

Clean up time – getting done, keeping it simple

For the hands-on, Independent minded enthusiast – making your own Blackpowder stuff


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