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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-15-2014, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
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Comparison 2 Flintlocks

Traditions™ PA Pellet™ Accelerator .50 Cal. Black Powder Flintlock Rifle VS Thompson Firestorm


Which one is better ? OR Pros vs Cons of both if similar or close ...

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-15-2014, 09:05 AM
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Re: Comparison 2 Flintlocks

Lyman--more for your money
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Re: Comparison 2 Flintlocks

I have one of each. They both shoot well with the right load. I use regular FF black powder. I feel the T/C is a much better muzzleloader. Better lock. Just better all around.
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I bought a new pa pellet in June, Nothing but ignition trouble, Good thing I have a friend who has a machine shop, Took us 3 hours to get a reliable ignition. I will never buy another. Shooting black powder.
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Re: Comparison 2 Flintlocks

I Would choose the T/C firestorm Just based on Quality. Excellent locks too!
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Suggestions on where to buy a T/C Firestorm? Looked around but couldn't find one in-stock anywhere......
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Re: Comparison 2 Flintlocks

While the T/C is probably the better of the two, I bought a Traditions PA Pellet rifle last year and had no issues with it. Had it to the range several times and once I learned what I was doing (I was a newbie), I had no issues.

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Re: Comparison 2 Flintlocks

There is somebody on the Want to Buy forum looking. And two people responded. Maybe you can get the second one? One in Meadville, one in Washington.
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Re: Comparison 2 Flintlocks

I just bought a traditions PA Pellet and the gun works great. Have been at the range several times and have nit had any miss fires. Fairly quick ignitions and it holds a 2in group at 100yds. this was my first traditions gun I purchased and for the money its not a bad weapon. Cabelas has them with the ready pack for 400 now.
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Re: Comparison 2 Flintlocks

It seems that people with the newer Traditions muzzleloaders are happy with them. The early ones that I had the opportunity to shoot were not impressive. They had cheap plastics sights and the locks did work well. I have been around a bunch of TCs and Lymans and currently own two TC Renegades (which I like very much). However, my advice would be to buy a Lyman. I think they have the best lock and that is kind of important on a flintlock.
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