When all else fails...grab the muzzle loader!

When all else fails...grab the muzzle loader!

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    When all else fails...grab the muzzle loader!

    http://www.wwmt.com/engine.pl?statio...out_local.html

    BATTLE CREEK (NEWS 3) A weekend shooting that left a Battle Creek man dead appears to be a case of self-defense, police have confirmed.

    The shooting happened just after midnight on Saturday in the 500 block of Hamblin Avenue. Police received a 911 call from a resident saying he'd shot another man.

    Officers arrived and found 38-year-old David Bailey of Battle Creek dead.

    Detectives say the 58-year-old homeowner, whose name is not being released, told them Bailey had come to the house with a hammer, looking for money. Neighbors say Bailey attacked the resident with the hammer and a struggle ensued. The resident then shot Bailey in the chest with a .50 caliber muzzle loading rifle.

    The two men knew each other, according to police.

    Police say they have no reason to doubt the man's story and say he's been cooperative throughout the investigation.

    The case has now been turned over to the prosecutor who will determine whether or not to file any charges.

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    a 50-cal muzzle loader? Man...I guess use whatever you have available! Good thing he didn't miss!


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    What ever will get er done

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    My question is who has a .50 cal loaded just setting around. I own a similar weapon but it is unloaded unless I am hunting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glocksmygun
    My question is who has a .50 cal loaded just setting around. I own a similar weapon but it is unloaded unless I am hunting.
    Maybe he lives in the woods? and has bad naybers

    What ever it takes!!

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    It's extremely important to make the first shot count when you only have one shot readily available.

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    Who keeps a loaded muzzle stuffer around the house? People are known to do strange things, some more strange than others. It did get the job done.

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    Sound's like he was loaded for bear,But got him a skunk.
    "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
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    Like we all know, when you need a gun you need a gun and don't care if it is a .22.
    Listen, Think and React.....Nuff Said.....

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    True enough - I know my ML guns are not left loaded but I do know of some folks out in the sticks who will do this - often it is the only long arm they use.

    If the loaded gun is stored right then it can safely be kept charged quite some time. Just as well this one worked when required !
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    Glad it was justified, got to agree though, I live my flintlock (.45 cal) but it sure doesn't stay loaded. The powder gets damp, and it corrodes the crap out of the barrel!

    Go figure!
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    an unloaded gun is usless . if a muzzelloader is the only gun you have then it is wise to keep it loaded. just shoot it now and again to keep the powder dry and not rust the barrel.

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    I have a friend who leaves his front stuffer loaded. I don't recollect whether he keeps it capped.

    At any rate, it could have been that the shooter saw the other coming with a hammer and decided it would be prudent to arm himself before calling 911 as the response time would have been too long.

    As well, it doesn't seem to be a "make my day" shooting as the man with the hammer did get his hits in before being shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raevan
    an unloaded gun is usless . if a muzzelloader is the only gun you have then it is wise to keep it loaded. just shoot it now and again to keep the powder dry and not rust the barrel.
    It's easy to say, but sometimes just a couple of real humid days will screw up black powder. And if it's a rifle, you haven't lived till you've had to pull a load!
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    Muzzle loaders, the Original Homeland security choice.

    Obviously, a better choice than a hammer.

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    Hamblin Ave is a very bad part of town, has been for over 30 years, so maybe the guy can't afford anything other than a $90 CVA, which are very accurate BTY.
    "The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century

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