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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-14-2016, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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Here is a plan?

My 2 sons have Flinters. The older boy had to buy one a few years back. I had none to give him due to him being left handed!The younger boy got mine this fall. I had a Lyman Great Plains Hunter but sold it. It was way too long for me for hunting in our brush country!
I am going to just take a Cross Bow and set while they wonder around in the woods?
I'd bet i can shoot the cross bow more accurate than they can the flintlocks!
What do you think ?

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-14-2016, 01:19 PM
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I agree 100% that crossbows are more accurate and dependable and you get as much as advangtage over a flint lock. Only disadvantage id see is that they are heavy and cumbersome to carry around.
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I'd bet i can shoot the cross bow more accurate than they can the flintlocks!
What do you think ?

Willy, you sure could. With a scope and no rain/snow problems why carry a flinter. Look at the new Raven cross-guns, 3" groups out to 100yds.


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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-14-2016, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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Yes the cross bow i will use[have to borrow it from the son] is heavy!
I will just be setting though.
Also i would like to get a doe tag filled so that means going to 4-D.
All the bucks he has seen and the fields o doe are in 2-E !

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If you think you can shoot a crossbow more accurately than a flintlock, this I'd like to see. I seriously doubt it.
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I agree 100% that crossbows are more accurate and dependable and you get as much as advangtage over a flint lock. Only disadvantage id see is that they are heavy and cumbersome to carry around.
Advantage at what yardage 25, 30, 40? How about you start at 50 yards and move out and lets see how that "advantage" holds up.
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-14-2016, 07:32 PM
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FIRST---

STOP with the -------- term use. It's been talked about on here and it's been warned repeatedly. Stop.

SECOND---

Watch the tone, folks. Sorry, but I'm seeing more and more of people sniping at one another across all the forums. It's not ok. Please be cordial to one another. Disagreement doesn't have to be snarky.

FINALLY---

Some folks just can't shoot a flintlock, so willyp, you might very well shoot that crossbow better than you shoot a flintlock.

But there are flintlock shooters who can SHOOT. I'd hate for someone who is considering flintlock hunting to read this and lose interest.
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at 40 yards, im a little more accurate with a scoped crossbow than an open sighted flinter. maybe that's just me.

But the crossbow requires a good angle shot and a clear shooting lane. So I think the flinter has the advantage.

But hey, a little variety is a good thing. Enjoy the time in the woods with your sons!
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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-14-2016, 08:20 PM
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The other benefit the flintlock has is the relative lack of trajectory compared to even the fastest crossbow.
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-14-2016, 10:25 PM
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If you think you can shoot a crossbow more accurately than a flintlock, this I'd like to see. I seriously doubt it.
Sorry buddy. I can honestly say I can shoot a crossbow more accurate than a flintlock. I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn with a flintlock. Tried many times, and I am terrible with it. I won't even hunt with one I am that bad.
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