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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Berks County, PA
Re: Any tips/suggestions for a first time flintlocker?
Use some sort of shooting support, either a stick, rest, whatever.
Tendency with a flintlock is to push the gun away, dropping the muzzle.
Keep your shots to 50 yards, unless you're really shooting well.
Don't fill the pan with prime. Give it about 1/3-1/2 a pan of prime.
Keep the flint sharp. If in doubt change it.
Keep your sights on your target, no matter what, until the flash and smoke are gone.