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Hunting Man 12-06-2011 10:48 PM

If you could have one Muzzleloader??
 
I would like a authenic Sam Hawken rifle. This would fill my rifle needs and then some to own one of his masterpeices. I knew when I built my Hawken rendition it would only be a HM rendition but to have one of the Master's rifles pretty awsome. What's your dream ML'der?

Crawdaddy 12-07-2011 11:03 AM

I already own it. A Traditions Vortek Ultra Light in Camo. I guess I am a simple person. It shoots straight and it is light.

BruceBruce1959 12-07-2011 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Crawdaddy (Post 64462)
I already own it. A Traditions Vortek Ultra Light in Camo. I guess I am a simple person. It shoots straight and it is light.

I second what crawdaddy said.

spiker 12-07-2011 05:24 PM

3x with bruce and crawdaddy love the vortek

Gamestalker 01-01-2012 07:17 AM

Keeping in mind, "If you could have one Muzzleloader??"
For me, it would be something like this, but right handed:
http://www.dillonsflintlocks.com/images/fowler01.jpg

http://www.flintlocks.com/images/rifles/RK-06.jpg
It's a Pennsylvania Fowler in 20 ga. smoothbore. I could use it for hunting any kind of game, large or small.

Hunting Man 01-01-2012 07:02 PM

for me it would have to be a full blown custom rifle, flintlock of course in high end curly maple. I too am a simple man!

JerkyPlinker 01-02-2012 08:34 PM

I am curious. Can smoothbores shoot a round ball fairly accurate? I've never shot a flintlock before.

Hunting Man 01-03-2012 09:14 AM

According to military records the British stated that a smooth bore musket was accurate out to 50 yds after that just hitting a man sized target somewhere at 100 yds was considered lucky. A rifled flintlock was very accurate out to 100 yds and could shoot 150 with fairly good accuracy. Reports of 200 yd hits are fairly well reported.

JerkyPlinker 01-03-2012 11:02 AM

Awesome info! So for that Penn Fowler, what would be the best bullets for large game? Probably buckshot right? Or at 50 yards or less, use a 0.600 round ball?

Gamestalker 01-04-2012 05:38 PM

Patched round ball for big game. Shot for small game.


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