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post #1 of 54 (permalink) Old 05-27-2016, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Flintlock in rifle season?

Anyone ONLY use a flintlock in rifle season...as in not taking a rifle...?


Or only take a rifle in very nasty weather??


I'm pretty sure the druggies are wrong...heroin or meth or whatever they claim to be the most addictive drug is NOT....black powder has it beat hands down...


I've toted my flinter a few times in rifle but always have that "ahhh better be safe to sorry" thing in the back of my head...

After shooting a spring gobbler with the fowler and building the half stock now...i think I'm done carrying a rifle unless it's raining sideways...or I'm frustrated for some odd reason...


Really...I've killed...I've lost track..10-20 deer with my flinter...2 bucks...and now a spring gobbler in the rain...


Why do I have some weird voodoo about carrying it in rifle season??

I've never shot a deer in rifle season I couldn't have shot with my flintlock...i rarely ever send more than 1 shot....


I think I just have to DO it and get it out of my head and smile for the pics of the bucks I pile up with the flinter..
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Re: Flintlock in rifle season?

I used to take my flinter out in rifle season now and then but since it had a rifled barrel it qualifies as a rifle. Sounds like you flint lock is a smooth bore. What is your effective range for deer with it?

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Re: Flintlock in rifle season?

Actually have a 50cal Hawken that's been my deer flintlock for a long while now...

Have a Fowler that is for shot only...


And building another 50cal with a fast twist barrel for deer
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Re: Flintlock in rifle season?

I haven't taken the flinter out in rifle season mainly to me orange and flintlocks don't go together.

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Re: Flintlock in rifle season?

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I haven't taken the flinter out in rifle season mainly to me orange and flintlocks don't go together.
Well you could imagine that you were a member of the Kings 1St Regiment of Foot or some such outfit and justify the bright colors this way. Just a suggestion .

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Re: Flintlock in rifle season?

I hunt area 5C, which is special regs, where no center fire rifles allowed. I prefer to carry the flintlock rather than use a slug gun. I don't like slug guns
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Re: Flintlock in rifle season?

been carrying a flintlock in rifle season for about 25 years. if the weather was really bad, I would sit in one of our tree houses. otherwise I was out and about.
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Re: Flintlock in rifle season?

Figured there was some of you that did!


Never thought of the orange...but at the end of the day that doesn't bother me...i wear it most of bow season even if not required...


Don't get me wrong...after a long frustrating bow season I love nothing more than a good bang splat rifle season...but..i absolutely love hunting with a flintlock...

Pretty sure as I continue on it'll be my primary weapon for everything...killing that spring gobbler with the fowler put me over the edge...and.... building my first rifle...i think killing critters with that will be very satisfying...
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Re: Flintlock in rifle season?

Mauser06, You are not quite over the edge yet, just at the precipice...

A .32 or .36 rocklock for treerats will assist with a gentle push!

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Re: Flintlock in rifle season?

Oh it'll come I'm sure! Lol


I don't do much tree that huntin...bow season eats up my time...

Would make a dandy coon rifle as well though!! A flintlock at night shooting coon from a tree top with open sights...i better pack numerous reloads! Lol .


I am thinking a big bore long rifle for the next build...but somewhere in the future I do want a small bore...
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