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I thought it would be interesting to know how often misfires happen and other things related to flintlock hunting this past season. Copy (highlight Ctrl+c) and paste (Ctrl+v) the numbered items below into your reply then answer them. If you cannot remember an answer give your best guess or put a "?" instead.

1. Days hunting out of 13 season days:

2. Days you saw deer:

3. Number of misfires while shooting at deer (tell cause if known; dull flint, wet powder, etc. ):

4. Shots taken that fired:

5. Deer harvested:

6. Gun you hunted with:

7. Projectile used:
 

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1. Days hunting out of 13 season days: 12

2. Days you saw deer: 3

3. Number of misfires while shooting at deer (tell cause if known; dull flint, wet powder, etc. ): 1 (rock broke)

4. Shots taken that fired: 1 (miss)

5. Deer harvested: 0

6. Gun you hunted with: CVA Trophy Hunter .50

7. Projectile used: T/C Cheapshot 240 grain sabot
 

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1. Days hunting out of 13 season days: 5 I think

2. Days you saw deer: 5

3. Number of misfires while shooting at deer (tell cause if known; dull flint, wet powder, etc. ): 0

4. Shots taken that fired: 2

5. Deer harvested: 0

6. Guns you hunted with: Elisabeth (custom 60" Lancaster Style (Jacob Dickert) 54 cal flintlock.) Lyman great Plains 54 cal flintlock

7. Projectile used: 530 round ball
 

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1. Days hunting out of 13 season days: 3, inc. regular gun season toting the flinter.

2. Days you saw deer: 3

3. Number of misfires while shooting at deer (tell cause if known; dull flint, wet powder, etc. ): 0

4. Shots taken that fired: 1 (end of season discharge; hit target!)

5. Deer harvested: 0

6. Gun you hunted with: .50 Southern Mtn. Rifle, semi-custom

7. Projectile used: [/quote] .490" ball
 

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1. Days hunting out of 13 season days: 7

2. Days you saw deer: 7

3. Number of misfires while shooting at deer (tell cause if known; dull flint, wet powder, etc. ): 0

4. Shots taken that fired: 4

5. Deer harvested: 1

6. Gun you hunted with: 50 Cal. Tc Hawken

7. Projectile used: Hornady PA Conical
 

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1.Days hunted 9
2.Deer seen 1 buck
3.Misfires 0
4.Shots fired 1
5.Deer harvested 1 buck
6.Gun hunted with Lyman 54 GPR / TC 50 Hawkens
7.Projectile RB
 

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1. Days hunting out of 13 season days:10

2. Days you saw deer:6

3. Number of misfires while shooting at deer (tell cause if known; dull flint, wet powder, etc. ):1 (flash in pan)

4. Shots taken that fired:5

5. Deer harvested:0

6. Gun you hunted with:50 T/C Renegade

7. Projectile used: roundball
 

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1. Days hunting out of 13 season days: 4 somewhat full days, 6 evenings

2. Days you saw deer: 4 days couple does too far or no shot, and deer in range were 3 very small bucks

3. Number of misfires while shooting at deer (tell cause if known; dull flint, wet powder, etc. ): 0

4. Shots taken that fired:0

5. Deer harvested:0

6. Gun you hunted with: Firestorm

7. Projectile used: 245 Aerotip

still 0-0 with the smoke pole. Near perfect I reckon
 

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1. Days hunting out of 13 season days: 8

2. Days you saw deer: 8

3. Number of misfires while shooting at deer (tell cause if known; dull flint, wet powder, etc. ): 0

4. Shots taken that fired: 7

5. Deer harvested: 4

6. Gun you hunted with: 50 Lyman GPR, peeps

7. Projectile used: 245aerotip PB 5gr 3f,90gr 2f 777, 4f pan
 

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1. Days hunting out of 13 season days: 12

2. Days you saw deer: 7 ( 12 doe, 4 buck, 3 unknown )

3. Number of misfires while shooting at deer: 2 no spark.

4. Shots taken that fired: 2 misses.

5. Deer harvested: 0

6. Gun you hunted with: GPR .54

7. Projectile used: Roundball

8. The best two weeks of deer hunting in a while.
 

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1. Days hunting out of 13 season days:9

2. Days you saw deer:7

3. Number of misfires while shooting at deer (tell cause if known; dull flint, wet powder, etc. ): 1 (dull flint)

4. Shots taken that fired:2

5. Deer harvested:0

6. Gun you hunted with:Traditions Pa Pellet .50 cal

7. Projectile used: TC Shock wave 300 gr.
 

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1. Days hunting out of 13 season days: 11

2. Days you saw deer: 4 (21 deer, one known buck)

3. Number of misfires while shooting at deer (tell cause if known; dull flint, wet powder, etc. ): 2 flint not sparking

4. Shots taken that fired:1

5. Deer harvested: 0

6. Gun you hunted with: Traditions Deer hunter 50cal

7. Projectile used: 250gr sabot with 85grains of powder
 

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1. Days hunting out of 13 season days: Only 2 but I'm gonna get two more Saturdays here in 5C

2. Days you saw deer: 0

3. Number of misfires while shooting at deer (tell cause if known; dull flint, wet powder, etc. ): 0

4. Shots taken that fired: 0

5. Deer harvested: 0

6. Gun you hunted with: T/C Hawken .50cal

7. Projectile used: .490 roundball
 

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1. Days hunting out of 13 season days: 5

2. Days you saw deer:5

3. Number of misfires while shooting at deer (tell cause if known; dull flint, wet powder, etc. ): no mis fires missed once got one on the second chance

4. Shots taken that fired:2

5. Deer harvested:1

6. Gun you hunted with:traditions 50 cal hawken

7. Projectile used:power belt 245 gr hollow point 90 gr fff

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1. Days hunting out of 13 season days: 13 i believe...but only a handful i actually carried the gun..

2. Days you saw deer: over 100..hunting an area we only have permission to hunt in the late season..during rifle, the deer herd up in a sanctuary...makes for a large herd like the ole days up north...10-15-20-40-50 slickheads running by...

3. Number of misfires while shooting at deer (tell cause if known; dull flint, wet powder, etc. ): 1...no idea..flash in the pan..gun fired perfect back at the farm...im still stumped..

4. Shots taken that fired: personally 0

5. Deer harvested: personally 0..but 2 does and 2 8pts killed by others in the crew...guess im a better dog than them


6. Gun you hunted with: TC 50cal Hawken

7. Projectile used: .490 Hornady ball


still got some time to doe hunt in 2B yet if i want...i just had some major "bad luck"...herded up deer not doing what they should have done..snow helped me see them way off..first couple days were the best for the shooters...and those were the days i dogged...not complaining..we had a great season..the past 2 seasons ive killed the only 3 with the rocklock..so i cant complain a lick...just didnt get the shots this season..other than the misfire
 

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1. Days hunting out of 13 season days: 4

2. Days you saw deer: all 4 days saw deer and a total of 72 deer

3. Number of misfires while shooting at deer (tell cause if known; dull flint, wet powder, etc. ): 0

4. Shots taken that fired: 4

5. Deer harvested: 1

6. Gun you hunted with: rmc accusporter pro

7. Projectile used: .490 roundball
 

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1. Days hunting out of 13 season days: 6

2. Days you saw deer: 6

3. Number of misfires while shooting at deer: 0

4. shots taken that fired: 3

5. Deer harvested: 1

6. Gun you hunted with: Small, custom .54 Jaeger & Casteel/Price .54 Swivel-breech

7. Projectile used: Patched, .530 round ball
 

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1. Days hunting out of 13 season days: 5

2. Days you saw deer: 5

3. Number of misfires while shooting at deer (tell cause if known; dull flint, wet powder, etc. ):1 flash no bang

4. Shots taken that fired: 6

5. Deer harvested: 1

6. Gun you hunted with: Thompson Renegade 50 cal

7. Projectile used: conical
 

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1. Days hunting out of 13 season days: 4

2. Days you saw deer: 3

3. Number of misfires while shooting at deer (tell cause if known; dull flint, wet powder, etc. ): 0

4. Shots taken that fired: 1 (after a doe nearly ran me over!)

5. Deer harvested: 0

6. Gun you hunted with: T/C White Mtn Carbine .50

7. Projectile used: 270 grain Buffalo Maxi-ballet.
 

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1. Days hunting out of 13 season days: 7

2. Days you saw deer: 3

3. Number of misfires while shooting at deer (tell cause if known; dull flint, wet powder, etc. ): 0

4. Shots taken that fired: 2

5. Deer harvested: 0

6. Gun you hunted with: homebuilt Virginia Longrifle (from Cabin Creek "kit")

7. Projectile used: home cast patched roundball
 
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