The side-by-side is a 10 gauge and the flinter is a 16 gauge Chief's Grade Trade Gun. I spend lots of hours shooting skeet at the Sportsman Gun and Reel Club on Middle Ridge Road in Lorain, Amherst area and I also shoot skeet at the Erie County Conservation League in Sandusky on Rt 250.
It was a little hard to get the modern guys to shoot with me, extra noise, all the smoke and at stations 4 & 5 I tend to slow down the loading process with everyone shooting only 2 shots. Now I find more people want to shoot with me and have even tried the muzzies. I need at least 3 other shooters to keep up a reasonable pace. I always hear people say how slow the flinter ignition can be, but I do break Hi 8 & Lo 8 before it crosses the center stake and I do it with a low-gun, not mounted like the modern shooters. It quickly changs their minds.
I'm going back to Katy, Texas for waterfowl hunting with the BlackPowder Waterfowlers. We only shoot the muzzle loaders. If per chance a modern gun shows, he/she is only allowed a maximum of 2 shells in their gun and only 2 ¾ inch shells allowed. And then they have to wait for the other shooters to go first. We definitly try to handicap them as much as possible.
With a trip that far most of us have extra firearms with us and we will offer them up in place of the modern. We have had a couple people opt for the change. Show them how to load and let the smoking begin.
We don't even come close to our limits (20+ /day on Snows) but we have a great time.
If you must smoke..... make it black powder