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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-23-2015, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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I got into muzzys about 25-30yrs ago.Since I have added 19 to the collection.Now that I'm getting older I have decided to thin the herd and sell my production flinters and a couple percussion.I'm going to go with custom flinters in 45,50, and 58 or 60cal.I recently sold 2 50cal TC Hawkens.It sure hurts parting with something that you fine tuned to get clovers at 50yds.
I know my 45 cal Patriot will be next to go.I'll see what is after that.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-23-2015, 11:50 PM
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ML, like fine cigars or whiskey, is an acquired taste. And just like our desires for cigars and whiskey get better refined with age and experience; so it is with the front-stuffers. I know getting shed of some old friends is a hard thing, but you are simply moving forward and upward into the finer things in the life of a ML shooter. Go for it, my brother and keep your powder dry.

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410er. ive always hunted with a production flintlock and have been thinking about spending the money for a custom rifle. I never have gotten the opportunity to hunt with a custom flintlock. how much different is the accuracy and performance of a custom gun vs the production.
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410er. ive always hunted with a production flintlock and have been thinking about spending the money for a custom rifle. I never have gotten the opportunity to hunt with a custom flintlock. how much different is the accuracy and performance of a custom gun vs the production.
interested in this myself... as well as what can be done to get the most out of a production gun.
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I got my 1st custom about 4yrs ago.No comparing a production to a well made custom!It just fits and feels right in your hands.My custom has a slight edge over my production muzzys.Any production gun will kill if you do your homework and find what they like.Same as a custom,they take range work.
Its like driving a BMW or a Yugo,both get you there but the feel is just better.
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I got my 1st custom about 4yrs ago.No comparing a production to a well made custom!It just fits and feels right in your hands.
Its like driving a BMW or a Yugo,both get you there but the feel is just better.
This.
I dont know if it is as drastic as yugo vs beemer, more like how you feel when you put on a GOOD pair of boots vs a set you buy to get by with. There is nothing wrong with Wal mart Wolverines, until you put on a set of Danner ft lewis boots.

As for making a production gun work, find the flintlock tips thread. Lots of good information there.

My Lyman GPR was sick accurate. I have fired from a bench a sub 4 in group at 127 yards. (once, but it happened) I was learning about flintlocks at the time so I was shooting it a LOT. So I wont say that a production is that much less accurate than a custom because they can be pretty sweet to. Everything else though, is just a bit better. They are not done off a generic template, a good builder will fit it to you. The locks are faster and ignition is normally a lot better. The balance is just something you have to feel. You throw it to your shoulder and its there. So faster ignition, a true fit, and a balanced feel makes a better off hand rifle and that is where you are going to make most of your shots in the woods.

Every day you see it on the news. Another felons life needlessly spared by inaccurate fire.

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