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#2030646 - Thu Dec 16 2010 07:29 PM traditions deerhunter 50 cal. flintlock load???
we3jeepers Offline
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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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#2030668 - Thu Dec 16 2010 07:38 PM Re: traditions deerhunter 50 cal. flintlock load??? [Re: we3jeepers]
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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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#2031191 - Fri Dec 17 2010 03:25 AM Re: traditions deerhunter 50 cal. flintlock load??? [Re: ChasinTail]
we3jeepers Offline
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last place I went to said I shouldn't shoot a round ball out of it....
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#2031209 - Fri Dec 17 2010 05:15 AM Re: traditions deerhunter 50 cal. flintlock load??? [Re: we3jeepers]
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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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#2031218 - Fri Dec 17 2010 05:47 AM Re: traditions deerhunter 50 cal. flintlock load??? [Re: we3jeepers]
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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.

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#2032430 - Fri Dec 17 2010 07:44 PM Re: traditions deerhunter 50 cal. flintlock load??? [Re: stoolshooter]
rancher00 Offline
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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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#2032510 - Fri Dec 17 2010 08:29 PM Re: traditions deerhunter 50 cal. flintlock load??? [Re: rancher00]
big bucks only Offline
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Loc: central pa- lycoming co.
i like 80 Gr. 3f, with a 240gr. pa conical ball. sure does the number for me

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#2032628 - Fri Dec 17 2010 09:32 PM Re: traditions deerhunter 50 cal. flintlock load??? [Re: stoolshooter]
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 Originally Posted By: stoolshooter
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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#2032634 - Fri Dec 17 2010 09:35 PM Re: traditions deerhunter 50 cal. flintlock load??? [Re: Wash Co_Archer]
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I have a traditions deerhunter and shoot 90gr. 2F with 240gr hornady conical.
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#2032888 - Sat Dec 18 2010 06:10 AM Re: traditions deerhunter 50 cal. flintlock load??? [Re: we3jeepers]
Hiamovi Offline
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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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