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Flintlock in slow-mo


I had my flintlock at the range today, so I set up my iPhone and grabbed some slow-mo video.


http://youtu.be/JS_We-CrBOI


That was somewhat slow ignition for that rifle. That was the last shot of about 30 shots today, so the breech was getting a bit cruddy.

Ignition at full speed:

http://youtu.be/jmXKC545duw
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Cool!
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Thanks! The iPhone 6 is a fun little toy.
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Re: Flintlock in slow-mo

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I had my flintlock at the range today, so I set up my iPhone and grabbed some slow-mo video.


http://youtu.be/JS_We-CrBOI


That was somewhat slow ignition for that rifle. That was the last shot of about 30 shots today, so the breech was getting a bit cruddy.

Ignition at full speed:

http://youtu.be/jmXKC545duw
You are amazing tdd.
You walk the same speed-strides whether in regular motion or slow motion.
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Re: Flintlock in slow-mo

Hangfire! LOL


Maybe if Allen was a little better at making these things it would go off faster.
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Re: Flintlock in slow-mo

Yeah, Matt, that rifle is a real bear to shoot.

Why, look at the hit from that shot in the video---



That's a 6" target, it was posted at 50 yards, and I was using a 6 o'clock hold. The rifle hits about 2.5" high at 50 yards. That shot should have hit an inch higher. I blame the rifle.....


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Those .60 Holes always crack me up! Looks like you shot a golf ball through the target.

Good shooting!
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Re: Flintlock in slow-mo

Thanks, Matt. I'm at the point where I can hold all my shots on that 6" dot at 50 yards and just wear out that black paster target. I'm hoping to tighten them in bit more yet, but it's a good start.


And, just so everyone is clear, I was completely kidding in the post above. This rifle has been so easy to shoot well, it's unreal. When people ask what a custom rifle gives you that a production rifle doesn't, that's one of the big benefits. The mechanical potential for accuracy may not be much different than that of, say, a TVM rifle, or even a GPR, but the potential for me as the shooter to do well with that rifle is astronomically higher.
I'm shooting 120gr of FF with no recoil problems, and with a level of accuracy I could only dream about prior to this rifle.

And that truly was the slowest ignition I had from that rifle in about 30 shots yesterday. I'll have to record it again without letting the breech get so filthy and show a more "normal" ignition.

I'm just really happy to see that muzzle just hang there from the flint striking steel through the flames coming through the muzzle. I've struggled with flinching in the past, so I'm pretty stoked to see it staying very stable through the shot.
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