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Flintlocks + pellets add some 3f????

I am not a hard core flintlock hunter or shooter,but,i can't see why anyone would want to use pellets in a flinter. If you have to add some black powder,down the barrel,to ignite the pellet,why not just use a charge of black power?
2 guys that i've hunted with,bought pellet firing guns. They tried them for 2 or 3 seasons and sold them. They are back to using plain old black powder and very happy with the results!!!
One thing i've noticed,you have no trouble selling off a pellet flinter? Their are folks who won't or don't believe that loose powder is the real answer to flinting!!!!!!

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Re: Flintlocks + pellets add some 3f????

There are too many who want easy button muzzle loading. They will buy anything that they think will make it easier. Unfortunately, the technology is just not there yet.
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Re: Flintlocks + pellets add some 3f????

Once while at the local range shooting BP flinters with a friend there was another guy shooting there and he was using pellets. After a while we all chatted and when I asked him why he was using the pellets he said it was because loose powder was to "messy". Messy? Got a laugh out of that one for sure. Messy - jeesch!

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Zim, everybody wants the easy button. Crossbows, ar's for predators and inlines. Not many want to take the time to learn how to do things. I want it NOW!
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Re: Flintlocks + pellets add some 3f????

CMon SC, not everybody on everything. Yes I carry a crossbow, yes I carry a meatmaster 760, and yes I want an evil black gun to play with.

But I also only have flinters (rifles and pistols) for the frontstuffer seasons, and now and agin during rifle. And they only get the black gold! Nothing synthetic, pellet or loose.

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I really think you would need to include compounds when discussing easy buttons. They didn't soar in popularity in the '70's because of their attractiveness. I remember storing away my beautiful Shakespeare Neceda recurve for a brand new Jennings Model T, and it was done for one simple reason.

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Re: Flintlocks + pellets add some 3f????

Honestly, as much as I love my long rifle, and I'll never be stuffing it full of pellets, lol, I don't really care if someone wants to try pellets in a flintlock. That's their choice.

It seems like a whole lot of effort and bother to avoid some pretty simple existing solutions to using loose powder, but hey, if they want to make life more difficult for themselves, who am I to argue?

I've never really found pellets to be any sort of time/energy/mess saver, but....if they want to use 'em.....
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Tom, someone has to keep the synthetic Powder Co's in business! Not me, but somebody!

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