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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-24-2017, 01:07 AM Thread Starter
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A couple great flints I've been using

This lock/frizzen is the factory lock on my Traditions Mountain Rifle with 1/2x5/8" French Amber Flints.

Now I just recently said what the heck and ordered a package of 2 RMC german cut agate 1/2" agate flints. Same rifle as above. Now I do understand that the agate flints are harder on the frizzen, BUT, I personally think that is a frizzen issue, not so much a flint issue. If the frizzen is soft and gets ate up, that's the frizzens fault.

Both flints have done a wonderful job and I am running the Agate flints on 2 of my Traditions rifles, testing them out to see how long they last/hold up. They come in a 2 pack and I got mine on ebay for around $13 shipped which is pretty pricey for 2 flints. These however are knapped on both ends, so you basically get 4 flints for whatever price you find them at. That eases the cheapness in me if I think of it that way.

My 2 newest traditions flinters are both 2016 models, so it seems like they've done a lot better job with the frizzen than on my 06 kentucky rifle. Huge welcome.
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I was using the RMC flints on my TC. They got about the same life as the amber flints(depending on the flint of course). They were all I used in the TC because I could shoot and shoot and shoot at deer without worrying about it going click. Yes, they eat the snot out of a frizzen. And until TC told us all to take a long walk off a short pier, frizzens weren't a problem. I was getting about 5-8 years out of a frizzen before it wouldn't spark. Frankly, I'm happier now with the amber flints and a knapping hammer. I've shot about 100 rounds through my new gun this summer and I'm still on my second flint.

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