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newbie Flintlock question

I'm looking to buy a flintlock rifle. Never shot a muzzleloader before, but have been eyeing them up for a couple of years now. Looking for recommendations on a good quality rifle. thanks.
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Re: newbie Flintlock question

They are all good. I am kinda' partial to the really long ones though, with swamped barrels, just the righ cast-off in the stock, and put together by my own hands.... If you are just starting out, I think you will be fine with any flinter on the market.

The best guns go off with a rock in the lock....
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Re: newbie Flintlock question

Thanks for the reply. I'd like to stay with an American brand, and I would prefer woood over synthetic. Does that leave T/C as the only choice? Have been looking at their site, looks like a Firestorm or Hawken?
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Buy T/C-------You will not be sorry!!!!!!!!

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Thumbs up for buying American!! I'd have to do research to figure out what's really made where though. As for the Firestorm...well, I am too traditional I guess. Fancy breech designs and pellets, and powder other than Goex...well, I'd say try for a regular TC Hawken.

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Re: newbie Flintlock question

i disagree, tc is nice and all, but the price they charge for their hawken rifles brand new is not worth it. You could buy a brand new rifle today and the next day, be lucky if you got HALF that back.

Check out the Lyman great plains rifle or the trade rifle, they are just as good, if not better. Also the CVA Mountain Rifles were pretty good too!
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Lyman are amazing guns i have a deerstalker and its a tack driver in terms of a flintlock...

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T/C or Lyman
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Re: newbie Flintlock question

If you are starting out,get a production gun and learn the basics.Go with quality either Lyman or an older Thompson Center.If you decide to give it up,they are an easy to resell.Most places carry supplies for 50cal so go with that.New guns are WAY up in price right now.TC in the $500-$600 range.Used TC run about $300-$350 and some good one were on here.If you look for used heres a couple tips.
Check the crown(end of the muzzle)and check for any nicks.When the ball leaves the barrel it will pull to that side.
Run your fingers over each of the flats on the barrel checking for any slight bumps indicating a ringed barrel from shooting without the projectile down the whole way on the charge.
Cracks in the stock from overcharging.
I am warning you that once the Blackpowder Bug bite,its very habit forming!
I would agree that a Lyman Deerstalker is an EXCELLENT gun to start with!

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Buy T/C-------You will not be sorry!!!!!!!!
They make the finest firearms out there for the price and they stand behind them!
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