Lyman great plains......maybe hunter?
I'm hoping for a little bit of guidance from you seasoned lyman shooters I have seen post on this board.
I am going to be purchasing a new flintlock here in the next couple weeks. I am set on the great plains rifle in .50 caliber because all the stuff I currently have is in .50, I just cant decide between the standard 1:60 twist or the faster 1:32 hunter barrel. Typically, from what I've seen the most they vary is about 10-15 dollars depending on where you buy it...so cost really isn't an issue. It will be a deer hunting rifle that I plan to shoot throughout throughout the year.
For those of you that shoot them, what would you say are the pros and cons between the 2? Is there a conical that will shoot out of the 1:60 that will allow you to shoot that conical and the recommended roundball? I'm really leaning that way, but the more I read about the hunter the more I'm kind of intrigued by it.
While we're at it...what are you shooting out of your plains rifle? From what I can tell they tend to favor a pretty thick patch for round ball shooters(.018 pillowticking) and a .490 ball? I figure 80 grains of 2f goex will be a good place to start shooting it. Do the lymans favor a specific flint? I know my traditions seem to like the fuller black English flints.
I thank you all for your time and input, I'm just looking to gather everything I need that way when it comes in I can hit the ground running.
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