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first flintlock from Dixons

Well I couldnt wait anymore. Went out to Dixons
on sunday and got a lyman deerstalker.
never shot one before. Its a blast.
somewhat frustrating but a blast. Sighted it
in the last 2 days after work. It was right on
at 50 yds. Had 3 shots touching yesterday
out of 7 fired. Very nice gun. Dixons took the
time to walk me thru it and explained every
question I had. He told me to load with 70gr
with .018 patch and .490 ball. Works very well.
went and got the license added last night. So now
im ready to try my luck. Im pretty sure im hooked.
dont know why something that is such a pain is so
much fun. Again Dixons is awesome.
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Re: first flintlock from Dixons

It won't be a pain, it will become second nature in time, do your part and the respect to the art of a flintlock, and it will reward you tenfold!

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Re: first flintlock from Dixons

I have a deerstalker, and I.shoot 100 grains out of mine. Maybe I am shooting too much?

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Re: first flintlock from Dixons

Being I know very little about them.
im shooting what he said. But I think the
fouling is very little.
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Re: first flintlock from Dixons

80gr,.018,490 prb. I have used that load for 16 years. My gun didn't see any benefits of more powder. Matter of fact, I
tried more, but it didn't seem to burn it all. I would say your good to go rhino.

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Re: first flintlock from Dixons

Had 3 over the years and all liked 80grs of FFg .018 patch and .490 RB.

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The pain will go away!
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Re: first flintlock from Dixons

100grs is ok, but you can go down range after shooting and look at your patch to see if all of the powder is burning. if so, fine, if not, your just wasting it so you can back down to a load that gets "full burn". 85gr of 3F is my sweet spot for my TC Hawken and Renegade. good luck and welcome to sport. it sure is a fun way to hunt...and surely my favorite gun to carry afield.

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Re: first flintlock from Dixons

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Originally Posted by At Full Draw
I have a deerstalker, and I.shoot 100 grains out of mine. Maybe I am shooting too much?
I read my manuel last night. It lists 90gr
as max load for ball. You might want to check your book. Just trying to help.

This flinter really does shoot nice. The only thing I would like is a little less trigger pull weight.
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