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Pilgrim
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The past several years I've been on a mission (so to speak) that each rifle should have it's own Shooting Bag (which makes sense to me because of the different calibers... Anyway, about a month ago I got to thinking that since some rifles are flintlock, and some are percussion, and all the calibers are .40, .45, .50, and .54 (I'm not counting my flintlock smoothbore in this group),,, that it probably wouldn't be a bad idea to make an addition to each Shooting Bag, and that is;

For the flintlock bags - add a tin of percussion caps with a little leather capper,,, and for the percussion bags add a couple different size flints that are required for my different locks, as well as a vent pick...

Now my thinking is; if I should just happen to grab the wrong bag (say for a .45) I'd still be able to enjoy my outing with the necessary items needed to feed the ol' smoke pole...

Now the above situation has never happened 'yet' - but there could always be a first time as I get older and become more forgetful...

There's plenty of room in my shooting bags for the additions, and all my flintlock shooting bags carry a small priming antler - (which I don't feel I would need to add one to the percussion bags as I can simply prime from the horn if needed). Oh, and I better add a jaw screw driver to each caplock bag. It can also double a flint knapping/dressing tool.

So I guess that will be project for today. Smiler


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Booshway
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Good idea


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Booshway
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I have one bag that I made myself approximately 25 or 30 years ago. It is a very simple, plain leather, small bag of 6" x 8". I originally made it for a flintlock I was carrying then. It has a tiny pocket sewed into the back for carrying extra flints. Now, however, I mainly use it for my percussion longrifle.
I have intended to make another bag for my flintlock fowler, but have not gotten around to it yet.
Too many projects going on right now!


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Factor
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I like the idea of a shooting bag for each caliber. Currently I have 4 shooting bags; two that I made and two gifted to me. Three have horns attached. One is already set up for .32 and .36. The other three aren't set up for any specific caliber since I don't grab a bag and go, as many do. The day before I decide if it's a .45 (flint or a caplock), 50 or .54 and outfit it for the next days shooting. I don't have that many muzzleloaders so it's easy for me to keep up with it. My smoothbore doesn't get fired that much and has no designated bag.


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Pilgrim
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I don't know why I didn't make a couple bags this past winter. It's not like I don't have the leather to it, but I
guess I simply didn't even think about it... Oh well, maybe I'll start one tomorrow?


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