collapse

Advertisement


Author Topic: A little FLINTLOCK fun today!  (Read 2368 times)

Offline MountainDevil54

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2012
  • Posts: 559
  • Location: Boncarbo Colorado
A little FLINTLOCK fun today!
« on: June 27, 2020, 03:45:25 PM »
Testing my reworked ( Originally was 2fa Artillery powder ) 3fg powder today. 50 yards with my Traditions Hawken Woodsman .50cal. 70gr 3fg, .020 patches and .490 round ball.

 Happy? You can't wipe the smile off my face!

 4fg Gearhart Owen in the pan. Instant ignition.

Its been a long while since I last shot the flinter. Mostly because my powder supply is always down. Shouldn't be an issue for a while!




Offline JakeLand

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (+20)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 3267
  • Location: Wet side
Re: A little FLINTLOCK fun today!
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2020, 08:11:00 AM »
Thatís awesome!! Always enjoy yours and Sabotloaders posts and knowledge on anything muzzle loader!

Offline Dirty Mike

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 904
  • Location: Tenino, wa
  • Co-founder of Team Dogleg
Re: A little FLINTLOCK fun today!
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2020, 07:01:16 AM »
Can't beat that nice work

Offline elkboy

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2010
  • Posts: 1429
  • Location: Whitman County
Re: A little FLINTLOCK fun today!
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2020, 02:43:26 PM »
That is awesome! :)   Thank you for sharing!  I'd love to shoot one of those someday!

Offline scotbradly726

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Nov 2020
  • Posts: 63
  • Location: Sedro-Woolley
    • @scott.strouf
Re: A little FLINTLOCK fun today!
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2021, 03:41:49 PM »
Testing my reworked ( Originally was 2fa Artillery powder ) 3fg powder today. 50 yards with my Traditions Hawken Woodsman .50cal. 70gr 3fg, .020 patches and .490 round ball.

 Happy? You can't wipe the smile off my face!

 4fg Gearhart Owen in the pan. Instant ignition.

Its been a long while since I last shot the flinter. Mostly because my powder supply is always down. Shouldn't be an issue for a while!





I just brought home a custom built GL Jones flintlock. My father-in-law had it custom built in 1990 and then gave it to my sister in law, who I aquired it from. I've been dabbling with modern muzzleloading the past few years, but only in-lines, nothing traditional.

I wanna learn to shoot this well enough to hunt with it. I'm excited to learn about these classics!

Offline Dan-o

  • Past Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+22)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2010
  • Posts: 14270
Re: A little FLINTLOCK fun today!
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2021, 04:57:08 PM »
Wow. 

I never would have guessed you could get a group like that with a flintlock.   

I have hunted muzzleloader in at least one state every year for the past 40 years, but have never shot a flintlock.   

Super impressive. 
Member:   Yakstrakgutp (or whatever we are)
I love the BFRO!!!
I wonder how many people will touch their nose to their screen trying to read this...

Offline ghosthunter

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (+14)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 6276
  • Location: Mount Vernon WA
Re: A little FLINTLOCK fun today!
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2021, 05:01:38 PM »
I am impressed that he is some where, where it is not raining. :whoo:
GHOST CAMP "We Came To Hunt"
Proud Parent of A United States Marine

We are all traveling from Birth to the Packing House. ( Broken Trail)

Offline hal

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jul 2015
  • Posts: 178
  • Location: cle elum
Re: A little FLINTLOCK fun today!
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2021, 10:31:03 AM »
have an older T/C .54 Renegade flintlock. Have always used fff for main charge and ffff in pan. for deer using patch and ball which PA requires and 70grs. more recommended. we fire with a white sheet or over snow if available and change the charge until we have no or very little unburnt powder on the ground. we have kilt many deer over the years with no hang in the fire. Back then our seasons were in January and cold id good.

Offline hal

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jul 2015
  • Posts: 178
  • Location: cle elum
Re: A little FLINTLOCK fun today!
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2021, 02:10:32 PM »
the hardest part of flintlock accuracy is getting used to the flash in front of your eye especially hang fires. avoid the hang fires by tuning your powder charge and it is very important to ALWAYS WEAR SHOOTING GLASSES.

 


* Advertisement

* Recent Topics

Tripods for tall guys by jackelope
[Yesterday at 11:18:47 PM]


Priest, upper Priest ice by KFhunter
[Yesterday at 10:22:16 PM]


Bring on the Hardwater!!!!! by KFhunter
[Yesterday at 10:20:39 PM]


Thieves by Scvette
[Yesterday at 10:07:40 PM]


Williams peep sight with front globe sight now fits knight by pd
[Yesterday at 09:53:44 PM]


**Winter Yard Sale** ammo, RoosterTails, meat grinder, yaktrax, etc.. by swordtine
[Yesterday at 09:46:01 PM]


Decline of hunting opportunities (onx articles) by huntnnw
[Yesterday at 09:19:30 PM]


Wolves in Packwood? by Alchase
[Yesterday at 09:09:35 PM]


Should I manage the pregnancy or outsource it? by lokidog
[Yesterday at 09:07:56 PM]


WTS: Browning Xbolt HCS 300 Win. Mag topped with Vortex Viper HST by BigredRusch
[Yesterday at 09:07:53 PM]


300 winchester magnum for sale by Come Get Some
[Yesterday at 09:04:47 PM]


7mm remington mag for sale by Come Get Some
[Yesterday at 09:02:37 PM]


Wolf or Big Coyote by scoutdog346
[Yesterday at 08:46:41 PM]


So much stuff! Bags, jars, and stereos oh my! by 7mmfan
[Yesterday at 08:21:11 PM]


The Giants by Jonathan_S
[Yesterday at 08:21:11 PM]


Benelli M1 super 90 12ga by Elkeatr
[Yesterday at 07:56:17 PM]


WTS: Remington 700 Long Range 7mm Rem Mag- like new- MONROE by GrampasGuns
[Yesterday at 07:47:55 PM]


Exo package by Kyle1112
[Yesterday at 07:44:10 PM]


Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA? by Alchase
[Yesterday at 07:39:54 PM]


Toyota Tacoma engine choice? by teanawayslayer
[Yesterday at 07:30:05 PM]

SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2022, SimplePortal