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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-17-2011, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
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Slow motion vision when hunting

Anyone notice they see in slow motion when hunting with their flinter? I shot at a deer last night and I know I had good ignition, but it seemed like the flash lasted forever while I tried to keep it pointed at a smoke obscured deer. :-D Thinking back the same thing happened to me last year 10 yard shot pulled trigger and it took forever.

Yeah, I missed both deer--I'm getting better though I just need a few more times to make mistakes before I get it right. I lost all presence of mind both times and didn't do breathing control or proper trigger squeezing like I do when I target shoot.

Oh, well that's what makes flinters fun!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-17-2011, 03:18 PM
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Re: Slow motion vision when hunting

There are some things you can do to improve the ignition of your rifle. Get some trigger work done, make sure your lock is functioning correctly, and some touchhole adjustments can all help.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-17-2011, 10:26 PM
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Re: Slow motion vision when hunting

I have the touch hole on my GPR drilled out to 5/64. It fires reliably and I get a quick lock time. I also use FFFFg in the pan and change it frequently.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-20-2011, 06:22 PM
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Re: Slow motion vision when hunting

Make sure you don't overfill your flash pan with powder. Too much powder actually can cause a delay. Also the hardness of your frizzen and the quality of the flint can make a big difference.
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Re: Slow motion vision when hunting

i use good black english flints and as little powder in the pan as possible....i still get that slow mo when the trigger is pulled, that's the heart stopping great part of hunting with flintlocks....best part is when the smoke does clear and ya see your deer lying where it was standing seconds ago ........bob

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 09:43 PM
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Re: Slow motion vision when hunting

when iam shooting targets or a deer i do not notice the flash or even a spark its like tunnel vision

hate hang fires
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 09:54 PM
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Re: Slow motion vision when hunting

flinter is the my most confident weapon
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