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Day one 2016 season 1 down. I cant believe tonight I was able to harvest a long over due flintlock kill. As you might of seen I bought this new traditions and was asking for help. Being busy , etc I never even got a chance to try it out. I got over at my camp around 3 pm this evening and loaded up. I took some advise given on here, I went with 80 grains of goex powder instead of pellets, then I was using a hornady around 230-2440 grainer polytip with sabot. Sitting in my stand for around 1.5 hour seen 2 doe around 90 yards . One started to come to me in a little bit more open area. I primed the pan modest and glad I cocked it then due to the noise. After around 4 minutes of her standing around 60 yards broadside little angle she was going to move back. I took fine aim and like I said before haven't even shot this new gun yet I thought I better touch off. I broke the trigger and very little if even delay she went off. O dropped gun down to look and see deer on ground kicking. I thought I better reload after she pretty well got up. I started to reload look out and she was taking off I thought holy crap I need this deer. I finish loading walk out and start looking and there it layed. I took it thru the shoulder with an exit in the neck. After I did my tagging ,etc I decided to be total primitive and skin on the ground. I hauled it down to y gravel driveway laid down a tarp and did so. This works good since I'm in a cwd area and have to haul certai parts to special dumpster. I still have 3 tags left and will try again. This flintlock kill I really needed, got me real excited. Thanks to everyone who gave me some good advise, I listened and put to work.