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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-10-2016, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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Lyman Trade Rifle

This past season I purchased and then hunted with one of these rifles and boy was I pleased. For a mass produced rifle I am more than happy. Put a rmc v peep on her and load it up with 70gr of 2f with 4f in the pan. PA Conicals down the tube. This rifle shot lights out. Anyone looking for a new flintlock I would recommend the trade rifle to anyone.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-10-2016, 07:18 PM
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Bought this one in early March of this year. Wanted something to Hunt with besides My Custom Flinter. I reshaped the Cheekpiece a little and was surprised by the nice Wood under the Dark finish on the Gun. Only shot it twice but there were almost touching and just a bit low at 25yds. I`m believe Lyman has got their act together and are producing quality Guns again !!
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Nice work Ron! I was shocked at the accuracy of the rifle. I thought I was going to be going to have to tinker around a bit with different loads. I was wrong. First one and there was no need for anything else.

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A few Years ago Lyman I had bought. a GPR Flintlock, that was nothing but trouble. Had to send the lock back twice for repairs and they finally just replaced it. I think the Barrel was drilled off center cause I had to have the sights well off of center to line it in.Sold it and on a whim bought the Trade Rifle., so far so good !!
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How is the trigger on the trade rifles? Ive had my eye on the great plains rifle, i just always found it odd they left the set trigger off of the trade rifle.

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I think the reason the set trigger is deleted cause this rifle is copied from the frontiersman and hunters of the period when the set trigger was already phased out in rifles of the period this rifle is copied from.Now Deerhunters and Deerstalkers,Firestorms,etc.aren,t copied from anything and use a single trigger cause they are strictly factory hunting guns and 99% of the buyin public don,t want a set trigg on these rifles.
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How is the trigger on the trade rifles? Ive had my eye on the great plains rifle, i just always found it odd they left the set trigger off of the trade rifle.
I find the trigger to be just fine. It's a shooter for sure. And with the load I shoot it's very pleasant to do so. Not to mention knocked the doe I shot DRT!

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How do you like the v peep? I've been considering giving them a shot.
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How do you like the v peep? I've been considering giving them a shot.
All I can say is get it and you will not be dissapointed, I promise you.

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Set triggers are ok for target rifles, but for hunting you don't want one. You'll wind up setting the trigger on a deer then due to the excitement your gloved hand will touch off the round before you've got your sights properly aligned. Don't ask me how I know this.

I've got a GPR. Its not bad for a factory gun, but I'll take my TVM Lancaster over it any day of the week.
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