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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2016, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone here use a smooth bore for deer hunting?

Now that I have a smooth bore flintlock, the thought has crossed my mind as to whether or not I should try it out on deer. I have two flint rifles, so really don't have a need to use the smoothie for other than its intended purpose as a shotgun. I may try it one day though. Just wondering if anyone here uses a smoothie for deer?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2016, 07:29 PM
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Re: Anyone here use a smooth bore for deer hunting?

yes, since about 1990. have shot deer with it almost every year. its been a great gun, but will retire it from the deer woods this year when I get the new rifle done. it will become my small game shotgun all the time.
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Re: Anyone here use a smooth bore for deer hunting?

Tight patch and ball combo with a good lube, i use .28 pillow tick and .648 ball with bear grease behind 125gr ff powder.

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Re: Anyone here use a smooth bore for deer hunting?

Had a TC 56 smooth a couple years ago.Tried a patched .550 RB and loading like any other muzzy I have with rifling.Gave 5" groups.
Found my tightest groups came from a load with powder,over powder card,felt wad,bare ball,and over shot card.Gave about 2-3"groups at 50yds.

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Re: Anyone here use a smooth bore for deer hunting?

I've used and switch between the rifle and my smooth (barrel) rifle. I also use the smooth rifle for small game. It's a .54 cal/28ga. It freaks my pals when I get rabbits, squirrels, pheasants etc. with it. Tickles me though.

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