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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-06-2011, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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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?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-07-2011, 11:03 AM
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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.
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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.

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-07-2011, 05:24 PM
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3x with bruce and crawdaddy love the vortek
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-01-2012, 07:17 AM
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Keeping in mind, "If you could have one Muzzleloader??"
For me, it would be something like this, but right handed:



It's a Pennsylvania Fowler in 20 ga. smoothbore. I could use it for hunting any kind of game, large or small.
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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!
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-02-2012, 08:34 PM
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I am curious. Can smoothbores shoot a round ball fairly accurate? I've never shot a flintlock before.
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-03-2012, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
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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.
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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?
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Patched round ball for big game. Shot for small game.
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