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New flintlock recommendations?

Just like the title says I'm looking for some suggestions on a new flintlock...i had one years ago but was young and never really used it. Finally moving back to PA and want to pick one up to start shooting next spring so. I can go out next year... Any suggestions would be great. Thanks
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Not many choices in new, production flintlocks....


I's probably go with a Lyman or a Pedersoli if buying new. You might wanna cruise Gunbroker for a nice, used T/C Hawken or CVA Mountain Rifle.

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Lyman is a good gun. I don’t know much about the Pedersoli guns. But there are a ton of great semi custom builders out there that put together very nice rifles. I have a TVM Late Lancaster rifle in .50. It’s gorgeous, accurate and reliable. I mean 80+ shots on the same flint swabbing the bore every eight or ten rounds with a damp patch. No misfires, at all.
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Since TC stopped making sidelock muzzleloaders, Investarms/Lyman are probably the best current moderately priced rifles. Their locks are good sparkers.
Note that Investarms rifles can be found as other brands, like Cabela's, others.

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If you can afford it RMC is the way to go.
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Besides the Lymans with the 1-48 twist, which can shoot roundball or conical. There is the Traditions Pa Pellet Ultralight with a 1-28 twist barrel that shoots the sabot ,I would use real back powder in any muzzleloader you choose.
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If you can afford it RMC is the way to go.

Ive heard and read good things about RMC Accusporter rifles as well. They are not my thing but if you just want to hunt and shoot and are not really concerned about traditional looks they are good rifles. I like Lyman rifles. I own two and have no complaints.

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A lot depends on your budget. I hunted with a TC renegade & never had any issues with it. I eventually sold it and bought a rifle from TVM. It`s well made with quality parts. Really like it. Lots of places to buy custom, semi-custom, or parts to build one yourself.
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Just like the title says I'm looking for some suggestions on a new flintlock...i had one years ago but was young and never really used it. Finally moving back to PA and want to pick one up to start shooting next spring so. I can go out next year... Any suggestions would be great. Thanks
Owned both a RMC & a Lyman GPR 54. Between the 2.....I would opt for the Lyman. Great planning that you're looking for a flinter now to start shooting in the spring to be ready for next season!! Should be ample time to get used to your new flinter. Best of luck!!

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I was looking to keep it around or under the $500 mark for just starting out that way I have some money left. Over to purchase everything else I need... But the rmc does look sweet(especially in the birch) ... I want to make sure it is something I will. Continue to do before I spend a ton of money on a custom one... As far as looks... Sure it would be cool to have an old traditional looking flintlock but again as of right now I am just more interested in getting back into flintlock and extending my deer season with another weapon. I am looking forward to picking one up and heading to the range to start practicing
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