Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I measure my Length Of Pull (LOP) on my body & on a rifle?
Bend your elbow to a 90 degree angle while in the shooting position. Measure from the bend in your elbow to the tip of your
trigger finger. On average a male between 5'8'' - 6'1'' will measure a 14'' LOP.
2. How do I get the total length of a rifle?
Measure the length of the barrel +your length of pull + 2 inches=Total Length of Rifle
Example: 42" barrel + 14" length of pull + 2"= 58" (Total Length Of Rifle)
3. What are the advantages of upgrading to a Swamped Barrel?
The barrel is tapered therefore, a swamped barrel brings the balance back toward the shooter to avoid the rifle feeling front
heavy. This barrel is also a few ounces lighter in weight.
Which is better, the straight octagon or swamped barrel?
Either barrel choice is an excellent choice. The decision is based solely on the shooter's preference.
4. What tools do I need to build a kit?
Each builder uses different tools and techniques. Here are a few suggestions:
5. What is "In The White"?
Assembled and totally functional but unfinished. The metal furniture and stock will be left for the customer to finish.
Please note: "In tis NOT a kit. It is a full build, therefore, an "in the white" order will be added to the build waiting list.
6. What is the difference in "Radius Bottom Rifling" & "Square Bottom Rifling"?
"Radius Bottom" is a round rifling whereas a "Square Bottom" is literally a square shaped rifling inside the barrel. The benefit of the "Radius" is it provides an easier loading and cleaning method of the shooter.
7. Why do you use Type F transmission fluid for oiling a rifle?
The Type F transmission fluid is an inexpensive paraffin based oil that does not hurt the stock.
8. How do I place an order & what is required?
You may place an order by downloading our Order Form at the very bottom of this page, email it to us, send it to us in the mail, or you may call the shop and place your order over the phone. A $250.00 Non-Refundable Deposit is required when placing an order. Please be sure to keep in mind a $30.00 change order fee will be applied to any changes made to your order after it is placed and entered into our computer system.
9. What type of payments do you accept?
We accept personal check, money orders, or cashiers check.
10.What size flint is needed for each caliber?
The flint size is not measured by the size of the caliber. The flint is measure by the size of the lock. Not all small locks are only for smaller calibers and not all large locks are only for larger calibers.
11. What size patch is needed for loading my muzzleloader?
The diameter of the patch should be the same diameter as the muzzle. For smaller balls a 0.015 (15 thousandths of an inch width) patch is used and for larger balls a 0.012 (12 thousandths of an inch width) patch is used.
12. What size ball is needed for each caliber rifle?
13. How much blackpowder is needed for each caliber?
A good rule of thumb for any new muzzleloader is 1 grain per caliber.
14. How do I sight in my rifle?
Click the icon to view or download complete instructions for sighting in your rifle.