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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-11-2009, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Well PA flintlock hunting was a bust with weather conditions really poor. We had rain last wednesday all day and then like many got the 1' of snow. It's always a good trip but nothing to show for our efforts. This is the first time the main charge got wet and turned to a black paste. Lots of fun cleaning.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-11-2009, 12:19 PM
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well you had a good time, thats a plus. then there is the bonus of cleaning the front stuffer. lucky lucky you
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Well PA flintlock hunting was a bust with weather conditions really poor. We had rain last wednesday all day and then like many got the 1' of snow. It's always a good trip but nothing to show for our efforts. This is the first time the main charge got wet and turned to a black paste. Lots of fun cleaning.
AHHHHH the life of owning a sparky. Can't say I ever had that problem.
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ok, ok, but I have a new flintlock hunting buddy, he got hooked on just one trip and with bad weather. There must be something to it! His new rifle is a TC firestorm that is susposed to ignite pellets with 4f pan powder. He used regular black powder but it would be interesting to see if it works.
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OOOOO well if you didnt go ,,,you wouldnt know what you missed..
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Yep, and a bad day in the woods always beats a good day at work!
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dont you use the old electrical tape trick

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
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I know that one joel, but there was so much snow coming down it went through the flash hole as moisture. This is with lock covers too. I don't like to coat the outside of the pan with things like beeswax or other products but maybe this time I should have. The conditions were bad. We didn't even hunt last wednesday due to rain all day.
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well at least you tried most would have given up and stayed home

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
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