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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-07-2019, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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Excited about early bear

Really psyched about the new early muzzloader bear season. Looking forward to hunting it with the flintlock.
Should I be comfortable shooting a bear with 90gr 2f and a PRB?
Already been keeping my eyes open for a used .54 or .58, seems cheaper to buy a used one than a replacement barrel.
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I am as well. I have been bear hunting occasionally with my flintlock when vacation time permits and I do not hesitate to use a 50 prb over 90 grains. Put it in the boiler room and you’ll have no problem.
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I'm looking forward to it as well, we frequently see bears in Oct and I appreciate the opportunity to take a bear with my flintlock. My go-to load is a .490 prb and 75 gr of 3f.
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I'm looking forward to it as well, we frequently see bears in Oct and I appreciate the opportunity to take a bear with my flintlock. My go-to load is a .490 prb and 75 gr of 3f.

That's my load as well in both my 50 cal. flintlocks. It's going to be interesting to see how many bears are taken with flintlocks, or any muzzle loader for that matter. Looking forward to seeing some pics next Oct.

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[QUOTE=old greybeard;3481263
Should I be comfortable shooting a bear with 90gr 2f and a PRB?
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I would be. You put the ball where it counts and that load will do the job. What do you figure your max shooting distance is?
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Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf.

"When a pine needle falls in the forest, the eagle sees it, the deer hears it, and the bear smells it."
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Click on where it says quote down at the bottom on the right.

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"When a pine needle falls in the forest, the eagle sees it, the deer hears it, and the bear smells it."
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Which screen?
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Click quote on the post you want to quote. There post will show up in the reply box and you just type under it.

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"When a pine needle falls in the forest, the eagle sees it, the deer hears it, and the bear smells it."
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I'm sorry, I don't see quote anywhere. Using a smartphone, is there a difference than a computer? Thank you.
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