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Old 12-18-2011, 05:53 AM
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I really like how my .50 caliber muzzle loader performed with 90 grains of black powder at that range. I was looking for something with similar performance and characteristics out of a cartridge (big hole, slow speed).


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Just a thought, if it works well why change it. Use the muzzleloader, it does'nt sound like a second shot place anyways and you can't just jump out of the stand and run after the deer (not that you should)
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:05 AM
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38-55, 375, 444, 45-70 all big & slow.
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Old 12-18-2011, 03:53 PM
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Just a thought, if it works well why change it. Use the muzzleloader, it does'nt sound like a second shot place anyways and you can't just jump out of the stand and run after the deer (not that you should)
It's a flintlock. Don't get me wrong, I really like it. However it is a bit more challenging to use than a modern rifle. The loading, keeping the pan dry when it rains, making sure the flint is sharp and firmly held in place, etc... Then there is the cleaning when your all said and done. If you don't see a deer you still eventually have to "unload" it. It is a great gun and fun to use from time to time. I was just looking for similar performance in a "modern" round. So the .270 is a sure thing on the long range option. I'm now either going to get the .243 or the 45-70 for the short range. The .243 is more practical (less $$ per round, less recoil, I already keep .243 rounds for my son). The 45-70 is simply more fun (for me anyways).
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Old 12-18-2011, 04:05 PM
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Oh, one of those. I was thinking of an inline. I'd have to agree.
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:39 AM
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Wait a minute , what does "one of those" mean??? I'm pretty fond of flintlocks and most likely will be in PA the second week of Jan toting "one of those"...
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:56 AM
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For a minute there I thought timberghost might have to cough up 2 pairs of his boxing gloves and dig out his referee shirt.
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:03 PM
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I went in to order the gun today. They said that it had been too long since I was in last, so they are going to have to re-check the stock in the warehouse. That would take about three days. I told them to check the inventory for the 30-06 as well.
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Wait a minute , what does "one of those" mean??? I'm pretty fond of flintlocks and most likely will be in PA the second week of Jan toting "one of those"...
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:41 PM
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If I can't flintlock hunt anymore they might as well cut my head off.
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:39 AM
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Wait a minute , what does "one of those" mean??? I'm pretty fond of flintlocks and most likely will be in PA the second week of Jan toting "one of those"...

Not necessarily bad, IMHO a inline is about as close to a cartridge rifle as you can get without a cartridge, less to deal with than other muzzleloaders.
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