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Lyman or Traditions

Can get Lyman deerstalker or Traditions Pa pellet for $291 and $279 . I have an early Lyman 45 caplock that was fine when I lived in NY, and Az. Now need flint. What are pros and cons of each.

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Re: Lyman or Traditions

I would go with the Lyman. I have a deerstalker and a friend has the traditions. I think that the lyman is just an all around better gun, mine shoots well also. The traditions just seems like it is not made as durable as the lyman is

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Traditions just are not built well enough to last the test of time. They have poor fit at best plus the lock uses poorly made components. Get the best gun you can for your money. Lyman is a good choice TC is a good brand also.

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Lyman all the way...

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Buying a lyman in the next week! Deerstalker!

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Between the 2, Lyman I think is better made. I have both. Had a T/C I sold years back and that was a well made gun also, possibly better than the lyman.
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The older T/C's are indeed well built... I have both and consider the Lyman very well made and built for the long haul as well.

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You won't regret buying the Lyman. My experience with Tradions flintlocks was not good.

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Can get Lyman deerstalker or Traditions Pa pellet for $291 and $279 . I have an early Lyman 45 caplock that was fine when I lived in NY, and Az. Now need flint. What are pros and cons of each.
291 is a very good price for the deerstalker these days. I would get that one if I needed another Flinter.

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Traditions just are not built well enough to last the test of time. They have poor fit at best plus the lock uses poorly made components. Get the best gun you can for your money. Lyman is a good choice TC is a good brand also.
this man knows his stuff....i agree 100%....lyman deerstalker is the way to go

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