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Don Colburn of Windsor visits the Hartland Cove Shooting Range in Hartland, Vt., in 2014 to practice using his black powder pistols, including his .36 caliber Remington, a replica of a Civil War era firearm. Colburn enjoys shooting black powder guns for several reasons: "They're fun, cheaper, and just as accurate (as modern guns)," Colburn said, "though they're a lot of work to reload." (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

Don Colburn of Windsor visits the Hartland Cove Shooting Range in Hartland, Vt., in 2014 to practice using his black powder pistols, including his .36 caliber Remington, a replica of a Civil War era firearm. Colburn enjoys shooting black powder guns for several reasons: "They're fun, cheaper, and just as accurate (as modern guns)," Colburn said, "though they're a lot of work to reload." (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) Purchase photo reprints »

Though retired from hunting, Don Colburn, of Windsor, still regularly visits the Hartland Cove Shooting Range in Hartland to practice using his black powder pistols, including his 36-caliber Remington, a replica of a Civil War-era firearm. Colburn enjoys shooting black powder guns for several reasons: “They’re fun, cheaper, and just as accurate (as modern guns),” Colburn said, “though they’re a lot of work to reload.”

Valley News — Sarah Priestap