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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: blooming valley pa. in nw pa 1B
Re: First time Flinter!!
4F in the pan, yes 3F works, but 4F works better/faster. keep the lock out of the weather. in your arm pit, under you coattail while sitting or drape an extra glove over it. change the powder often. as said, it is cheap insurance. use English flints. once you have carried these things for 35 years, it all become second nature to you. it really is very simple.
I dress both ways, depending on the day and the time to get ready. work with your rifle as much as possible between now and the season. knowing your gun is your friend. if everything is dialed in, misfires should be nonexistent. its just a time thing, the more you spend doing it, the better it becomes. good luck, and welcome to the best season in the world!