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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-09-2015, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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Traditions 50 cal pellet flintlock

Won this at a raffle and am researching proper loads. Some say use round ball, patch and powder only and other guys tell me use sabot (SSTs) and pellets. Don't want to have any projecticles get stuck as I've had it happen in other muzzleloaders. Any advice on best and most reliable rounds with this weapon?

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Re: Traditions 50 cal pellet flintlock

You'll probably get as many different answers as replies as to which to use. But any projectile meant for the gun will work, all depends on what you want out of it. Balls will work but any conical should deliver better accuracy and down range effectiveness. For deer hunting purposes I prefer Buffalo bullets or Powerbelts and loose powder in my muzzleloaders. I never liked the reducing of the caliber with sabots. And have seen to many problems with pellets. But to each their own.

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Re: Traditions 50 cal pellet flintlock

80 grains of 2F and a 350 grain TC Maxi Hunter
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Re: Traditions 50 cal pellet flintlock

Tx much. Will give it a try.....

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Re: Traditions 50 cal pellet flintlock

2-50gr pyrodex pellets topped with a saboted 240gr. .44cal Hornady XTP. Deadly and accurate in my PA pellet. When loading the pan, I make sure I get some 4F into the flash hole to help ignite the pellets.

Note: on the Traditions PA Pellet, be careful not to tighten the side plate screws too much as it has a tendency to slow the hammer fall.

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Tx. Will try em' all

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Re: Traditions 50 cal pellet flintlock

80grs of 2F and a RPB is what I use in my Traditions pellet rifle.

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Re: Traditions 50 cal pellet flintlock

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80grs of 2F and a RPB is what I use in my Traditions pellet rifle.
I think this is the rifle where the pan fire has to go in ways, make a right turn, and travel an inch or so further to the pellet. Everyone seems to agree that the channel has to be primed with pan powder.

When using 2f BP for a main charge, will the flash channel automatically prime itself thus eliminating a step?
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Re: Traditions 50 cal pellet flintlock

I found that 3f is better, unless its schuetzen or swiss as its made smaller the 2f is the size of 3f goex. Had many ignition problems until I switched, I shoot 80 3f and prb.

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