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    Posted: 13 December 2020 at 09:42
Is anyone other than me hunting deer with a flintlock rifle?

lots of fun, especially with snow.

I use a 45 cal flinter, and I can hunt squirrels at the same time.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Irish Bird Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 December 2020 at 19:03
I have a .54 cal flinter....LH Lock...not hunted with it since moving up here few yrs back.
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Wait, wait, wait.....I think your taking this a little far now Bear! I get it that you hate the drag and want them to drop by the bumper, but now you want to use a smoke pole to cook them before loading them up? Then again, shoot them a second time and have jerky for the drive home doesn't sound too bad!

Have one in the safe, the boy brought it home. I have no experience with one but it keeps taunting me......may break down and give it a go.
...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!
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I've got about 7 whitetails with it.  All one shot, longest was 134 yds in heavy snow.

sort of fun...anticipating will it go bang.

PA flint season is buck or doe statewide.
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Don't have a flintlock rifle, but I do have a couple of smoothbores, and I take them along various parts of the season; a 24ga (58 cal) trade gun for grouse, and a 12ga double for deer and grouse hunting in heavy cover--the open barrel for buckshot and the choke bore for birds.  Haven't got a deer yet, but the grouse load works wonders, unless I center 'em too close.
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I made a 20 ga smoothbore flintlock.  Used it for ducks....wow, figure leads with that long delay!

the 20ga flintlock is really good on turkey, with #4 lead.  Since it is a front loader the bore is perfect cylinder bore that I reamed to fit a 20 A-A wad.  Just my concession to modern firearms and it is difficult and expensive to get 20 ga paper/felt wads.
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