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Offline salish

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Flintlock Turkey
« on: March 07, 2022, 11:34:19 AM »
I've been watching some muzzleloader hunting on youtube. Of particular interest to me are flintlocks, all varieties from rifles to muskets and flowlers. I'm a turkey hunter with conventional shotguns but I was watching turkey hunting with muskets and I was fascinated. Has anyone here hunted turkey with a flintlock? What variety, smoothbore musket or fowler?And any tips or comments on this topic for a non-muzzleloader person like me?
Sort of timely post because I'll be going to the Cascade gunshow this coming weekend in Enumclaw.

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Re: Flintlock Turkey
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2022, 08:36:23 AM »
I've killed a couple with black powder shotguns. Mine have been with percussion not flintlock. Smoothbore fowler would be a great hunting arm. The musket was more of a military weapon but it would work. Take a look at the traditional muzzleloading forum. They have a dedicated hunting section and a smooth bore section. That forum is dedicated to traditional and there's a wealth of info on your inquiry.  I'm going to try and hit that show this weekend as well.

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Re: Flintlock Turkey
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2022, 10:09:31 AM »
I've killed a couple with black powder shotguns. Mine have been with percussion not flintlock. Smoothbore fowler would be a great hunting arm. The musket was more of a military weapon but it would work. Take a look at the traditional muzzleloading forum. They have a dedicated hunting section and a smooth bore section. That forum is dedicated to traditional and there's a wealth of info on your inquiry.  I'm going to try and hit that show this weekend as well.

Thank you for your reply. I appreciate your help. I'll check this link out, is this the url you are referring to: https://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/forums/traditional-muzzleloader-hunting.17/                    In regard to the weapon, I was thinking a .62 caliber smoothbore musket (equivalent to 20ga) could double as a big game gun at closer ranges. My whole interest in black powder is in the historical aspect of sport, and in particular the flintlock variation. I dabbled around with BP when I was young in the early 70's and had a cap & ball revolver but I always was drawn to flint. Anyway, thank you.

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Re: Flintlock Turkey
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2022, 05:10:34 PM »
Thatís the one.  You can go into the main forum and look at the flintlock section as well as the smooth bore section. I will warn you to be careful. This black powder quest can really sink itís teeth into a fella. Lol

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Re: Flintlock Turkey
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2022, 09:09:16 AM »
 :tup:
Thatís the one.  You can go into the main forum and look at the flintlock section as well as the smooth bore section. I will warn you to be careful. This black powder quest can really sink itís teeth into a fella. Lol

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Re: Flintlock Turkey
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2022, 09:08:57 AM »
Check out the "capandball" channel on YouTube.  :tup:

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