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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-02-2019, 06:00 AM Thread Starter
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flintlock season projectile

Plans are to dust off my flintlock for use in the late season. After reading this year's hunting manual I do not find the old requirement of using a patched round ball only. Can I legally use the sabot type ammo? If yes, when did this change happen?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-02-2019, 06:15 AM
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Yes, other projectiles are now allowed for hunting other than PRB. The change has been in effect for the better part of 2 decades.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-02-2019, 08:00 AM
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Wadman is correct. One of my flinters uses maxiballs, the rest are roundball shooters, and all are legal.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-03-2019, 08:35 PM
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interesting information. I always use the round ball in mine
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Mine only likes round balls, never found any sabot that grouped decent in it. But yes, you can shoot sabots.
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Hard to beat a patched roundball out of a slow twisting flinter.
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For those with slow twist flinters that want to try something other than PRBs, try the lighter 245 grain Powerbelts. They will often group pretty dang good as their overall length is still rather short.

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IMHO...…….in a PRB twist gun, the Hornady PA Conical is the schizz if you're NOT loading a PRB. The PA Conical will work clear up to a 1:20 twist. They are nutz for accurate and ALWAYS leave 2 holes.
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Pa Conical or Buffalo Ball-et 245 grain. Nearly identical projectiles. Consistently cut bullet holes . Fast or slow twist proven results.
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Pa Conical or Buffalo Ball-et 245 grain. Nearly identical projectiles. Consistently cut bullet holes . Fast or slow twist proven results.
In a nutshell. Exactly.

Yep

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