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Flint Types

What is everyone using for Flints?

I have had luck on the Renegade with French and Black English. Have yet to replace the flint on my Deerstalker.

Bunky has a flint or two I am going to get from him to try, I'll see how they work. Pretty excited to try one when this one goes.

What are you guys using with success?

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Re: Flint Types

Thompson center flints is what I use but I need to change mine every year.
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Re: Flint Types

I guess it depends on how many times you shoot...

The one that came on the gun, I fired about 20 times, and dry fired about 5 to properly set it and check for spark.

I read somewheres you can expect about 80-100 good sparked shots off a quality flint.

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Re: Flint Types

English and TC.

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Re: Flint Types

I usually get about 80 shots out of a Black English.I think French Amber gives a little more spark but doesn't last as long.I will be experimenting with 3 doz American Chert I bought.The cut German agate only last about 20 shots for me.

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Re: Flint Types

I like the English, French, and thirdly TC--Rich Pierce from the other site I mentioned makes his own--I have not tried them yet but I hear they are not bad?

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Re: Flint Types

I had some junks flints on the TC a few years back. A buddy gave them to me. Not sure what they were, they looked alot like the Black English I used and had success with, but definately weren't the same type of flint.

They cracked and lasted around 15 drops on the hammer.

I don't mind paying a tad extra for a quality flint that'll throw a decent spark and last awhile.

For hunting purposes, I'd throw on a flint that'll throw good spark.

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Re: Flint Types

I use Black English for heavy range work. Normally German Agate in the field. Its spark shower is second to none in tuff conditions IMO.

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Rich Pierce flints. Half the price, twice the life.
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Re: Flint Types

Some good advice guys... I appreciate it.

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