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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-16-2010, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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traditions deerhunter 50 cal. flintlock load???

I would like to know what you are shooting out of your Traditions deer hunter. Off hand I dont know how many grans of powder and what bullet I was shooting but I'm looking to see if there might be something better then what I am currently using/doing.

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Re: traditions deerhunter 50 cal. flintlock load???

Im shooting 80gr of 3f with a .490 round ball, .015 patch. Only fired it a dozen times thus bar but was accurate at 40yds.
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Re: traditions deerhunter 50 cal. flintlock load???

last place I went to said I shouldn't shoot a round ball out of it....

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Re: traditions deerhunter 50 cal. flintlock load???

I shoot 100 gr of 2f, 495 rb and a .020 patch, vg, shoots a 1 inch group at 50 yards off sand bags.
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Re: traditions deerhunter 50 cal. flintlock load???

From all I have read, you should use only round balls in a flintlock. Cap and in lines are different. I am loading 80 gr. FF above the .490 Speer round ball and .015 patch.

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Re: traditions deerhunter 50 cal. flintlock load???

When I had mine I think I shot around 80 grains of FFg Goex and a .495 PRB. Patches were lubed with some homemade stuff. It shot great.
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Re: traditions deerhunter 50 cal. flintlock load???

i like 80 Gr. 3f, with a 240gr. pa conical ball. sure does the number for me
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Re: traditions deerhunter 50 cal. flintlock load???

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From all I have read, you should use only round balls in a flintlock. Cap and in lines are different. I am loading 80 gr. FF above the .490 Speer round ball and .015 patch.
You need to do more reading.... It doen't matter if its a flintlock or inline. What matters is the rate of twist coming out of the barrel. most modern flint locks have a 1:48 or 1:28 which is perfectlly fine for sabots or any other type of projectile. 1:66 is better for round balls, and will usually cause modern projectiles to tumble in mid flight.
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I have a traditions deerhunter and shoot 90gr. 2F with 240gr hornady conical.
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Re: traditions deerhunter 50 cal. flintlock load???

The kits come with round balls so I would think you could shoot them.I'm thinking about using powerbelts.Are they legal for hunting the late season?I will say thinking about killing a deer with a round ball seems appealing to me.They are not real available around here though.

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