Best I can figure it's caused by a virus (kinda like chicken pox) and remains in the system for life (like shingles). There's no cure and the only treatment is periodic topical applications of flintlocks.
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Posts: 3542 | Location: Maine (by way of Georgia then Va.) | Registered: 26 January 2009
Thank you fella's, that is kind of what I was afraid of! Guess I'll just have to learn to live with my affliction. Anybody around this fire from northern Michigan? That is where I hail from and have lived for all of my near 59 years except those few spent with Uncle Sam.
I am up in Leelanau County, just a stone's throw from Traverse City. I'm able to hunt in my back yard but travel 70 miles round trip to shoot at the Benzie Sportsman's Club range. That place is so nice and peaceful that I don't mind the distance! With this winter being as mild as it has been (so far) I try and get out there at least every other week. Just refinished a longrifle that I had built back in '03 and needed to re-sight it in over there on the 100 yd. coarse. Where do you shoot in the Mt. Pleasant area?
I believe there are a few activities around here. But I don't participate in any. I'm more on the suppliers' side of things. I make and sell PC knives and accoutrements to those who want 'em. I dont own any muzzle loaders myself, though if I save up enough money and time, I may get into the sport someday.
"Return unto me, and I will return unto you," saith the Lord of hosts. ~Malachi 3:7b
Posts: 297 | Location: MI | Registered: 18 August 2012