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Offline mrfishnhunt

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Sidelocks & Flintlocks
« on: September 16, 2005, 10:20:12 PM »
How many people out there use a sidelock or a flintlock with real black powder? I love my investarm .54 cap gun with GOEX ffg. I shoot patched round ball only. What say you?

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Re: Sidelocks & Flintlocks
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2005, 08:46:25 AM »
yep yep! thats all i use in mine.... both the flint and the Pcap
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Re: Sidelocks & Flintlocks
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2005, 10:45:40 AM »
In my .58 cal, I shoot FFg black powder and a patched roundball.  In the .54 cal inline I shoot FFg powder and a Barnes XPander bullet in a sabot.  Not too "traditional", but it really brings home the meat! ^-^
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Offline mrfishnhunt

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Re: Sidelocks & Flintlocks
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2005, 08:00:23 AM »
Are we the only ones? Surley there are more.

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Re: Sidelocks & Flintlocks
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2005, 11:55:19 PM »
I don't use the old .54 Hawken much since I got the .32 and the inlines.I shoot pyrodex powder in the inlines,but still use FFF in the .32 for squacks,and when I shoot the .54 on paper i still use FF. There is just something special about that smell when you touch off a load of coal that was invented several hundred years ago
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Re: Sidelocks & Flintlocks
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2005, 06:22:04 AM »
Although at present I hunt with a Knight Wolverine in-line, and have a CVA Bobcat .50 caliber that I target shoot with round ball loads, it has always been my hearts desire to get the makings from Dixie Gun Works to build my on percussion sidelock long barrel slow twist rifle. I want one in the Appalachain mountain style, with all brown funiture, no patch box, just a lube hole in the stock, much like the old Bean rifles. And if the Good Maker allows me to see another spring, I'm aiming to do that very thing.

 


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