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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-19-2020, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Looking of a Flintlock

I am looking to get a flintlock. The three options i have it narrowed down to are the Lyman deerstalker, RMC accusporter, and a pa mountain rifle from cabin creek muzzleloading. I know all three come at a different price point. I plan to start hunting in the flintlock season more often and saving at least one antlerless tag for the season. Does anyone have experience with any of the three?
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-19-2020, 05:38 PM
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don`t have any experience with them , but hear the Lyman is a good one. good luck on your search and decision
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Of the 3, the Cabin Creek would be the best choice. They are pricey, but head and shoulders above the others. I you are inclined to put one together yourself, you should check out Jim Kiblers kits. They are pretty near finished with a little hand work on the parts and finishing of the stock and browning the barrel. If you want to get into it to try it, the lyman would be a good choice.
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I owned a Lyman GPR 54 cal, an RMC Accusporter 50 cal and currently own a Brad Emig(Cabin Creek) PA Mountain Rifle 54 cal. Of the 3 based upon owning... IMO the PA Mountain Rifle is far superior of course is the most expensive. The PA Mountain rifle has the fastest lock and most accurate...of course Brad's personal tuning helps a lot. It has a quality PA made 38" Colerain 1-56 twist swamped barrel cut rifled with 6 groove, Radius bottom rifling (round bottom) with groove depth of .016 grove depth. If you can afford any one of the 3.....I'd definitely go with the PA Mountain Rifle.

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I had a Cabin Creek Mt. rifle, great rifle, about as good as it gets for barrel, lock and the rest of the parts.

The rifle is very balanced and "hangs" on target and carries nice.

mine had a Colrain barrel, very accurate and shot some of my best groups with it.

Personally out of the three choices I would pay the extra money for the Mt. rifle.
If for whatever reason flintlock turns out not to be for you, the Mt. rifle would hold it's value and be an easy resale.
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I have a RMC with a green mt. 1 : 28 twist barrel , it shoots 250 grain Hornady xpts on top of real blk power into nice little groups @ 100 yards. But that pa mt. Rifle is very sweet looking.
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my 1x28 RMC accursporter like 260gr federal borelock slugs with 80 grs fff for 1500 fps(chronied).
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I would not even buy a Lyman Deerstalker because there quality has gone down hill,I have seen to many people getting poor fitted parts, beside that they do not make a walnut stock anymore, its a hardwood (beechwood) stained walnut. Here is some photo of there poor quality, and the company will not make it right.
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The 38" swamped barrel on the Emig Mt. rifle is long enough to have the feel of a long rifle and still a handy length for woods hunting.

Another plus for this rifle is it's authentic design, it could of been used for hunting over 200 years ago just as easy as it is now.
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The only negative to me on that rifle Gus is that I,m a carbine guy.I don,t care for super long barrels with full length wood stocks.But that,s just me.
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