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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-11-2016, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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Powder saving recipe.

Put a charge load down the barrel. Hunt all of, or the better part of 6 days in Flinter. Do not prime the pan unless you see/hear a Deer approaching. See or hear only ONE Deer in all those days hunting. VOILA ! Instant powder savings.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-11-2016, 07:04 PM
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Re: Powder saving recipe.

With the current deer population so low, I don't put any cartridge in unless I see/hear a Deer approaching.

How do you remove the green mold from the brass of my 1963 corelok's??
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Re: Powder saving recipe.

Not me....actually hunted with a guy that saved his pan charges and reused them.

I've been flintlock hunting for about 12 seasons now. I've shot probably somewhere around 5lbs or so of powder. I've killed somewhere between 10-20 deer.

I was GIVEN a pound of 4f when I started that was somewhere between 1/2-3/4 full...

I still have a bit left!


I religiously dump my pan charges...and I rarely ever hunt with a charge in the barrel more than a day at a time...I use a ball puller to pull the ball and dump the powder...heck..I've done it numerous times in the middle of a hunt...

Cheap insurance to me...but I like to know my gun is going boom when I pull the trigger!
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Re: Powder saving recipe.

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Not me....actually hunted with a guy that saved his pan charges and reused them.

I've been flintlock hunting for about 12 seasons now. I've shot probably somewhere around 5lbs or so of powder. I've killed somewhere between 10-20 deer.

I was GIVEN a pound of 4f when I started that was somewhere between 1/2-3/4 full...

I still have a bit left!


I religiously dump my pan charges...and I rarely ever hunt with a charge in the barrel more than a day at a time...I use a ball puller to pull the ball and dump the powder...heck..I've done it numerous times in the middle of a hunt...

Cheap insurance to me...but I like to know my gun is going boom when I pull the trigger!
I probably spill 1/2 pound per year.
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Re: Powder saving recipe.

I went out flintlock hunting for the first time in about 30 years last friday, My son in law was pushing an old clearcut for me and when I got settled in for the drive I primed my pan with 4f powder.I only had a small amount of 4f in a little tube container,while holding the rifle on a shooting stick with the stock under my arm I tried putting the cap on the container I dumped all the 4f onto the ground.I just stood there laughing!!
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Re: Powder saving recipe.

The 1st year I hunted with the flinter it was SO windy the one day that I would prime the pan and before I could close up the frizzen the wind would blow all my 4f away!
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Re: Powder saving recipe.

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With the current deer population so low, I don't put any cartridge in unless I see/hear a Deer approaching.

How do you remove the green mold from the brass of my 1963 corelok's??
a little Brass O rub with take care of that... don't shoot with it on, most times you'll get a stuck case in the chamber if you do.. ***TIP* don't leave ammo in your leather shell holders then they wont oxidize
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