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Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Berks Co., Pennsylvania
Re: Effective Flintlock kill range for deer ?
The effecive range of a flintlock is determined by the width of your front sight. If it covers your target, (deer vitals) beyond 50/75 yards, you are guessing about the impact area of your shot. If you can't see the heart/lung area of your targeted deer because your front sight is too wide, then you should not pull the trigger. Our special season does not need reports of wounded/unrecovered deer.
After Christmas, we are limited to traditional blade front sights or the non-traditional
, fiber optic sights. A killing, ethical shot rests with the shooter, and I feel confident that our group of post-Christmas, Flintlock Shooters understand the limits of their flintlock weapons.
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