Just found the site and I am looking forward to noseing around and pickin your brains.
I am a hack BP enthusiast located in N. Idaho. I shoot a GP rifle 54 flavor. Shot several deer with it but by no means in love with the gun. I also have a Crockett that I have done some customizing on, love the little caliber although small game opportunities are slim around here. To round out my meager collection I have a Uberti 1860 army.....love that thing. Hopeing someday to get my hands on a 45 flint.
Welcone to the Fire, Plumbob. I suppose a heavy Hawkin barrel with a hole drilled at the muzzle would make a rather handy plumbob. Once hung from the tripod, the wind wouldn't move it much and the tang would serve as a point, just file it sharp.