Went and picked up my new flintlock, i had one a couple years ago got a doe with it then sold it because i was gonna get a nicer one and never did, well i got the urge for one the past couple weeks, and decided what better way to spend an Christmas bonus! ? so went to dixons and cabelas yesterday and picked up this pedersoli, only thing i dont like about it there was no directions in either book on how to take the barrel out of the stock, so i tried taking the wedge out the poping the stock out like my old one, well that was wrong i flaked some of the wood right where the back of the barrel sits, went online and found the directions have to take the tang screw out, no biggie wont afgect it but a little irritated that i messed up a brand new rifle. I changed the flint on it because the one it came with looked huge, i had some engligh flints from my other muzzy threw one on there, and it looks like im getting good sparks into the pan. I have some prbs and some maci hunters to try, cant wait. Set trigger is so light on this thing a gnat fart would set it off ha!
Took her out to the range today, shot some 250gr tc maxi hunters and they didnt group good at all, then tried some prbs with 80gr of 2f and got this three shots in a row no seabbing between shots, im happy with that for not shooting a flintlock in about two years. The patch doesnt look shredded either which is good right? I wanna shoot it some more maybe go up with my powder charge a little and see what happens. Im in the spec reg areas so ill just use my inline for this late season and break out the flintlock next oct after i get it really dialed in, unless when i get more range time in i get it really dialed in and can convince my uncle to go to camp.
Nice looking rifle aswallace911. No sense of using more powder than you may need, I would try starting out with 50-60 grains of 2F powder, then you can work your way up to try and find an accurate load.
try a box of Hornady slow-twist conicals. Pretty deadly, and my rifles shoot them the same as roundballs, out to 75-80 yards at least. I don't shoot farther than that. Try up and down with your powder, too. Good luck.