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Old 01-11-2018, 04:56 PM
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Default who else shoots traditional sidelocks?

I'm curious how many traditional muzzle loader shooters are here, I partly learned to shoot BP from the sticky on the forum.

I've got a CVA mountain rifle .50 flintlock that I built from a kit, and a TC new englander percussion .50 and love em both
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:59 PM
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Old 01-11-2018, 05:45 PM
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Shot sidelock muzzle loaders since 1978, still have several, my favorite is a .58 Fraser River Hawken that has killed a pile of critters from partridge to moose and everything in between.
Won the odd match with it as well......
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Old 01-11-2018, 05:46 PM
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Yup.
50 cal round ball Lymans Great Plains is my weapon of choice.
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Old 01-11-2018, 06:08 PM
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We have been shooting BP for years. We both have a couple rifles that we like to pull out from time to time. Its great fun. We also throw knife and 'Hawk
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:04 PM
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all I have is a percussion under hammer but I love it
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:39 PM
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Yup, spent the last two seasons hunting with a 50 cal traditions flintlock. Hunted with a TC 54 percussion since I built it from a kit back in 1988. Even hunted grouse and rabbits with them loaded with shot.
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:23 PM
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I have a few PC's and flinters , 45, 50 54,58 cal and a 13 ga sXs. I realy prefer a flinter, over a PC and prefer the 54 and 58 cal over the 45 and 50's.
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:51 AM
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4 for me, 2- 45, 1-50 and a 54. I am looking to add to these if the right one comes along. We have family shoots, spend the day doing it. I also hunt with them. I know it's a soft spot for a few people, but I wish we had more zones and a season just like our bow season.
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:07 AM
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Petew got me hooked a few years back.. 32, coupla 50's pc and flint, 12ga pc... Still chasing the dragon..
No honey that's not my gun.. I brought that for the grandson so he can come with us. He likes it.. I think he needs a 62 smooth bore also.. 12g is too much for him..
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:29 AM
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TC Renegade in.54 is the only one left. At one time I had .32,.45,and .50 cal flintlocks.
.45 cal percussion and a .50 cal double rifle.

.45 cal Gonic barrel for my TC Contender

.36 and .44 cal percussion revolvers .

Fun times .

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Old 01-12-2018, 08:56 AM
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I have a .54 Browning mountain rifle that's a lot of fun to shoot patched round balls with, I even took a doe with it one year. My daughter has a .50 Traditions deerhunter - that is if she can pry it from my hands. It's my absolute favorite rifle to shoot and carry in the woods. Loaded with a 385 grain chunk of lead in front of 90 grains of 2F it puts big holes in things!!!
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:43 AM
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50 cal lyman gpr flint
50cal cva frontier carbine perc
58 cal pedersolli harpers ferry pistol flint
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:59 PM
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12 ga SxS -- fun for ducks and geese. I am not quick enough on the hammers with flushing dogs for upland 45 cal PC - Kentucky --- so far paper and gophers --- next year I will give my in-line a rest and use the 45 early for deer.
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:19 PM
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I have a spanish sidelock Hawken, T/C sidelock Carbine and a replica Enfield Tower musketoon, love them all but am waiting for delivery of a CVA Optima smiply due to twist rates. I want to shoot sabotted .452 lead (bought for my 1911) and the traditionals just don't have the right twist rate.
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:25 PM
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I have a spanish sidelock Hawken, T/C sidelock Carbine and a replica Enfield Tower musketoon, love them all but am waiting for delivery of a CVA Optima smiply due to twist rates. I want to shoot sabotted .452 lead (bought for my 1911) and the traditionals just don't have the right twist rate.
You can buy side locks with fast twist rates for bullets from several outfits, Pedersoli being one.
In shot a.40 sporting rifle once that a friend owned, IIRC the barrel was made by Ron Smith.
Bloody accurate for sure!
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:56 PM
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Is that the CVA kit that I sold you Flieguy? Looks very nice, good job.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:29 PM
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I shoot a number of flinters and cap locks, but favorite is a northwest trade gun .62 caliber smoothbore!
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:05 PM
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I shoot two Pedersoli Frontier flinters. Ones 32 the other 50
Then theres my TC Hawken with .58 cal Green Mountain barrel and my two Lyman kit builds; .54 cal Plains pistol and Great Plains rifle.
They’re a hoot to shoot!!
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Built her about six years ago. 50 cal, swamped barrel
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:03 PM
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Built her about six years ago. 50 cal, swamped barrel
She’s a looker
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:26 AM
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.50 Hawken,.54 Renegade with 1-70 Green Mt barrel and a Cherokee .45
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:13 AM
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12 ga SxS -- fun for ducks and geese. I am not quick enough on the hammers with flushing dogs for upland 45 cal PC - Kentucky --- so far paper and gophers --- next year I will give my in-line a rest and use the 45 early for deer.
I have a .45 pedersoli kentucky “long Tom”. Is this what you have too? Are you able to use it as a shotgun too?
I’ve used it to take gophers, rabbit, moose and I even killed a 150” whitetail back in the day. Fun for sure. Components are tough to find for .45’s now.
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Old 01-24-2018, 11:51 AM
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I have a Pedersoli Pennsylvania long rifle in 45 cal and a Pedersoli Kentucky long rifle in 50 cal, both in PC but, I have a Pedersoli Flintlock Kentucky long rifle in 45 cal on order and should be here next week.
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Old 02-21-2018, 06:38 PM
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I shoot a .50 inline traditions and love it. But looking for a .62 smooth bore fowler flintlock. Cant seem to find any thing .... heres hoping i can pick something up at the easter show.
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Old 02-21-2018, 07:14 PM
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Had a 50 cal Hawkins....385gr hornady on top of 90 gr pyrodex was big game medicine...had....wish I could say have...great rifle....was
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Old 02-22-2018, 06:55 AM
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I have a .45 pedersoli kentucky “long Tom”. Is this what you have too? Are you able to use it as a shotgun too?
I’ve used it to take gophers, rabbit, moose and I even killed a 150” whitetail back in the day. Fun for sure. Components are tough to find for .45’s now.
What components ,ball or conicles ? Molds solve either as to availability problem?
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