Here's a couple pix of the Friends of Old Fort Custer pistol and rifle shoot held last June 23 on the range located on the site of the fort just outside of Hardin. It's an excellent event to attend if you like the smell and feel of black powder percussion therapy.
Well...let's just say the traveling plaque is resting for the moment above my reloading bench.. BUT---it won't be there for long because all the LBHA buffs out there in cyber-space are going to make a big showing on the range this June. ...Riiiight? Great job on the elk!
Sharps 45-90 made by Shiloh; Hartford Model. I reload my own with 80 gr. of Goex, compressed, under a cardboard wad and a 500 gr. round nose (20-1 lead to tin). Shot the pistol portion with a Remington New Army .44 cap and ball. The event is open to all weapons in use during the frontier period ---cartridge and muzzleloading. As for realoading--- it's by far cheaper than buying the ammo. A modest investment in casting stuff, dies, brass and powder--- it's much easier than you think. You'll save tons of ca$h immediately ---and you will shoot alot more; which is the main point of it all. Good luck!