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Not sure if any of you have seen this show on the History Channel, but on the new episode on sunday night they will be competing with Longrifles. Should be entertaining watching these people shoot a flinter, most are pro pistol shooters. I for see a lot of whining
 

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The teaser they showed for the flinter shooting illustrated very well every wrong stereo type about flint muzzleloaders.

They had a special about the development of firearms and as to flintlocks they had some idiot who dumped the pan full of powder, waived the muzzle around intentionally and then when he barely hit the barn at 75 yds he says See how inaccurate theese are? That kind of inaccuracy in the media really gets mke PO'd.
 

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I am still surprised at how accurate a flintlock actually is. The only problem with them is the average person does not want to take the time to develope a load for them and understand the mechanics of what makes them tick. Any of my muzzleloaders will outshoot any lever gun 30-30 I have owned.
 

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I agree, a lot of guys who have flinters will take theirs out of the gun cabinet on christmas and that is it. Range time is the most important thing with any gun esp a flinter. I shoot year long, and I think i get a little better every time I shoot
 

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proper hold, breath control, aiming, squeeze the trigger, follow through, are the same as any firearm. It is those little extra "know hows" of loading a flinter that make a world of difference. I wonder how many of us could outshoot those "stars" in the muzzleloader part.
 

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I agree, the follow through is the most important with a flinter, and I have a feeling that they will have a hard time with a delay. Will be interesting to see how well tuned the locks are on their flinters. I would not be surprised if some of us could show these "stars" a thing or two
 

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This is going to be interesting. The one show i saw one of there so called experts could'nt hit a 10in gong at 100yds with a bolt military rifle from a prone position, I think he missed it more than 20 times and he had a spotter!!!!

No doubt in my mind i could out shoot them with my flinter.
 

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On the days I shoot good I find myself going into a trance like state where I can really concentrate.Also, if I miss the first target, Woodswalk,Mountain Man, my confidence goes right out the door! My Uncle`s reaction is exactly the opposite. He will try harder!!!
 

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I've watched a few episodes and there is as much melodrama as there is on a high school cheer-leader squad, maybe more. Something about this whole set up smells. The pretend macho attitudes and the politics make it a joke. If they want to show a show about shooters they should just broadcast Camp Perry or The Grand.
 

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long hunter said:
This is going to be interesting. The one show i saw one of there so called experts could'nt hit a 10in gong at 100yds with a bolt military rifle from a prone position, I think he missed it more than 20 times and he had a spotter!!!!



No doubt in my mind i could out shoot them with my flinter.
Don't we all have spotters ?
 

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brewyak said:
I agree, a lot of guys who have flinters will take theirs out of the gun cabinet on christmas and that is it. Range time is the most important thing with any gun esp a flinter. I shoot year long, and I think i get a little better every time I shoot
Every time I get out to the range my flinter comes with me . I also like to take mine out very season I can . I would have to agree with alsask . My 50 cal. flinter is equal to my 30-30 . The thing is I like to give all of my guns the same curry time . If I have a really good chance at a deer I like to have my flinter handy .

Mike
 
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