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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-23-2017, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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Flint for traditions hawken Woodsman

Just picked up a used hawken rifle, currently have some flint 5/8x3/4 English flint I use in a Lyman gun, can't really find a good answer in the flint for this particular gun. Thanks for the help. Loads for a PRB would also be appreciated

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-24-2017, 12:27 AM
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Unless I am mistaken this rifle is available in a range of calibers so the load data would depend, in part, on not only the caliber but the specific ball weight you are using as well as the granulation of the powder charge.
I suggest that you do an on-line search for the manufacturers' recommendations relative to the appropriate charge / flint / patching and the whole base-line requirements for the gun.

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Sorry it's a 50 caliber

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Measure the width of the frizzen when the flint strikes it. Chose a flint just a little narrower than this measurement.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-24-2017, 11:46 AM
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1/2" x 5/8 is what you need.

One of m y traditions flinters with the above size flint and a French Amber flint.

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Unfortunately Traditions uses locks for their rifles that are really too small. They're more suited for a pistol than a rifle. Those little 5/8ths flints are pretty small, and you've got to really take care to match them up to the lock. We bought some English flints from TOTW that were listed as 5/8th X 1//2, but were more like 5/8ths square. They'd bottom out on the pan with each shot and didn't last long. Properly matched up these guns will fire reliably, but the wrong sized flint will give you fits.
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