I have hunted with a TC that I built from a kit. I like the looks of the Kentucy rifles. I do want to hunt with it. I had a CVA long gun, but I could not get it to pattern. Shots were all over the place, even on bags. Definatly a flinter.
I would love to have one of the rifles you mentioned but I am now retired and have to budget. I saw Pedersoli rifles for around $800 to $900. Are the local (Pa) rifles around that price? Again I want it to be a good looker as well as a shooter. And I appreciate the guidance. Thank You and Merry Christmas
I would suggest waiting till the hub-bub dies down from the season, say mid-Feb or later, and call and tell them what you're looking for. I wouldn't make that kind of drive without knowing something was there that you might want.
You could go to the 18th Century Artisan Show in Lewisburg in early Feb, too, which is a bit closer for you than Dixon's, and you'll see tons of rifles and get a chance to get hands-on and see what you really take a shine to.
If you're going to be making a big investment, my guess is you only want to do this once....best to make the most of it!