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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-11-2018, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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Who is taking their flintlock out for the rifle opener?

We hunt special regs and I've used my flintlock for the rifle opener for several years now. I'll be out there with the Lancaster bright and early on Monday.
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for the first time in 30 some years, I am not going to take a flintlock. I will be taking one of my old high walls out with black powder loads and lead bullets
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I will be hunting with my flintlock unless its really pouring rain. Then Ill take the percussion. Hope it ain't raining.

Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf.

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I will be taking my 45 cal flintlock on opening day
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Already filled my buck tag , so can't hunt until first saturday. Will be trying for a doe with new lyman deerstalker then.
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Going to take a pistol out the first day.

It started out as a .45 cal, with a 16", 13/16 barrel, John Bailes lock, and no sights cut in. It was made by some gunsmith, at the direction of an artist.

I dropped it with Bob Hoyt for a makeover. He said .50 with patch depth rifling would be iffy for a 13/16, but light bullit rifling would be OK. So He bored it to .50, gave it 1/24 twist and light rifling, and dovetailed it for a CVA MT. rifle rear sight I had, and a blade front.

It is a blast to shoot, with Hornady PA conicals and 35gr of 3FFF. The only minor issue is having to carry a ramrod separately.
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I like it!
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Looks like rain this weekend so the smokepole might be out for bear. Maybe I'll go full "Wyatt Earp" this weekend with the Sharps and Schofield.

Remember, shoot straight and shoot often.
Good... Bad... I'm the guy with the gun.
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Going to take a pistol out the first day.

It started out as a .45 cal, with a 16", 13/16 barrel, John Bailes lock, and no sights cut in. It was made by some gunsmith, at the direction of an artist.

I dropped it with Bob Hoyt for a makeover. He said .50 with patch depth rifling would be iffy for a 13/16, but light bullit rifling would be OK. So He bored it to .50, gave it 1/24 twist and light rifling, and dovetailed it for a CVA MT. rifle rear sight I had, and a blade front.

It is a blast to shoot, with Hornady PA conicals and 35gr of 3FFF. The only minor issue is having to carry a ramrod separately.
Nice pistol.......Bet that would be fun to take a deer down with.
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Nice pistol.......Bet that would be fun to take a deer down with.
Here's hoping! It will be my first with a pistol!

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