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Lyman Deerstalker

Ok guys i finally got a deerstalker.Wife got it for me for christmas.

Now all i need is to ask you experts what i need to get started.What accessories do i need, and what is a good load for this flintlock.. powder/roundball, powerbelt ect...?

Thanks in advance guys!
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Re: Lyman Deerstalker

.490 roundball,.015 patch,80 gr FF
240 gr pa conical,with a felt/wool pad,80 gr FF or 70gr FFF

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Re: Lyman Deerstalker

223 or 250gr powerbelt with 75g of fff and it will shoot through the same hole at 50 yards.
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Re: Lyman Deerstalker

What did you get 50 or 54 cal.?

As Charles Barkley says, "I may be wrong, but I doubt it".
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Re: Lyman Deerstalker

My sons deerstalker 50 cal shoots .490 prb and an .010 or .015 patch with a felt wad underneath with 80 gr 3f. He also shoots the 370 gr TC Maxiball with felt wad underneath and 80 gr 3f bp.
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Re: Lyman Deerstalker

You need to try some diffent projecties with differnt loads. Try PRB's and Maxi [censored]. Is it a .50 or .54
You need 4f BLACKPOWDER and either 3f or 2f BLACKPOWDER(No synthetics!!!)
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Re: Lyman Deerstalker

I shoot 70 gr of fff with a 295 gr powerbelt hollow point. I get about a half in group at 50 yds
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Lot of guys like roundballs out of the deerstalker. I shoot 240 conical with 80 grains of FF.

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Re: Lyman Deerstalker

My best accuracy is with the round ball out of my Deerstalker. 85 grains of 2f. .530 round ball, .018 denim, Crisco patch lube, 4f in the pan.

75 grains 3f duplicates the above load, every other component the same.

That is with Goex black powder.
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Re: Lyman Deerstalker

Accessories would be,

Ball starter

Horn or flask

Pan primer

Adjustable powder measure

Spare flint

Knife

Leatherman

Round tooth picks, or feather

Patch lube

A couple of loaded speed loaders

That is what I carry in addition to the other sundy items a fellow would carry [compass, parachute cord, fire starter ect.]
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