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okay so im currently 19 years old and finally making enough money to start building a nice gun collection one thing i don't have is a muzzeloader im interested in a flintlock but just don't know much about them so what would be a good place to start im not loaded and don't want to spend more then 3 or 4 hundred on one any ideas on brands? or maybe you have something you would be willing to sell me or maybe just a little advice anything would be helpful thanks

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lyman deerstalker handsdown...go buy it tomorow and youll never buy another flintlock...

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Lyman Deerstalker, RMC Accusporter, although they are a little more...

You got The firestorm by T/C...

Traditions makes a flinter well priced...

And Lyman makes a few other models such as the Great Plains.

My recommendation would be to get yourself a used T/C Renegade, or Hawkin... can be found on gunbroker.com for great prices. One of the best built flinters of all time...

Or you can get a new Lyman for $300-$400 depending on where you get it... shop around, you can find a good deal.

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spiretnugent is right zack. i got my deerstalker brand new for $290 i dont think youll find them that cheap anymore but i do see them for about 340...its an awesome gun

just my experience...i had a T/C Firestorm when i was 11 and all i had was problems. The frizzen was junk, sights were terrible and the synthetic stock makes the gun not balance well...i had the gun for a month and exchanged it for a deerstalker.

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also on the firestorn the hammer was loose, we even tried tighening the screw but it was still pretty loose (you gould wiggle it about 1/4")

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i had a T/C Firestorm when i was 11 and all i had was problems. The frizzen was junk, sights were terrible and the synthetic stock makes the gun not balance well...i had the gun for a month and exchanged it for a deerstalker.
I heard alot of mixed reviews on that gun... kept me from buying one a few years back.

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ya it could have been just a coincidence taht i got a fluke bad gun but i just wanted to let him know before hand....also i think the firestorm is made more for sabots and conicals...i was shooting round balls and the groups were huge (10")

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T/C is and inline company if you ask me...

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T/C is and inline company if you ask me...
The Renegades and Hawkins of the past were the best built flinters the market offered IMO.

But they don't make them like they used to.

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zack if you can find a T/C Pennsylvania Hunter i would HIGHLY recommend that gun. my dad has one and it is my favorite gun i have ever shot. the sights are very very accurate (not big like other flinters that have a big front post that cover half the deer) and the gun balances exceptionally well...

i cant speak for hawkens and renegeades as i never shot one but i think with the info that Nuge and I gave you can at least have an idea of some good ones

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