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PostSubject: Lyman GPH and Pedersoli Traditional Hawken Hunter   November 2nd 2016, 8:15 pm

All, I have been fooling around with a couple different guns over the past 6 months and nothing is really what I am after. I have gotten to the point of looking at the 2 subject rifles. As you can tell, I want a fast twist for sabots/canonicals, and like really the ghost ring on the pedersoli and would do a peep on the GPH.

What can you tell me about these in comparison to each other...advantages, disadvantages, etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Lyman GPH and Pedersoli Traditional Hawken Hunter   November 2nd 2016, 8:36 pm

Setch, since you want to shoot conicals and sabots, the Pedersoli Hunter would be the way to go with its 1:24 twist. Plus its already set up with a peep which saves you $70 plus the head ache of putting one on the GPR. Soft recoil pad and lighter overall weight as well. It may not have the looks of a GPR but for the shooting you want to do, it might be the better way to go.
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PostSubject: Re: Lyman GPH and Pedersoli Traditional Hawken Hunter   November 2nd 2016, 8:53 pm

The GPH has a 1:32 twist, which is pretty fast, but that was my thought as well. And it occurred to me also that the GPH is better looking, but I'm more focused on utility.

If there are other options for a fast twist, let me know.

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PostSubject: Re: Lyman GPH and Pedersoli Traditional Hawken Hunter   November 3rd 2016, 6:40 am

I'm curious. Why do you want a traditional muzzleloader to shoot modern ammo?

It's similar to someone buying an inline to shoot a PRB.

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PostSubject: Re: Lyman GPH and Pedersoli Traditional Hawken Hunter   November 3rd 2016, 7:18 am

Fair question. I hunt PA late flintlock and thus can only use a flintlock. My eyes are getting old and I want modern (open) sights.

I need to settle on 50cal vs 54...
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PostSubject: Re: Lyman GPH and Pedersoli Traditional Hawken Hunter   November 3rd 2016, 8:24 am

I understand about the sights. I have crappy vision. I'm talking about the load you shoot. I assume you're going to be hunting for deer?

Why not get a Lyman Great Plains Rifle (GPR) in .54 flintlock and use a PRB. It's exactly what i'm using next year for elk. It will take out any deer. Even a big muley is no problem.

Then you'd be using a weapon in the spirit of a flintlock season.


Just my opinion. Of course you can do whatever you choose to.

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PostSubject: Re: Lyman GPH and Pedersoli Traditional Hawken Hunter   November 3rd 2016, 9:22 am

conicals and sabots, .50cal is the way to go without a doubt!
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PostSubject: Re: Lyman GPH and Pedersoli Traditional Hawken Hunter   November 3rd 2016, 10:34 am

Muley, my dad has a GPR i can shoot when i want to and i have a T/C renegade that handles pbr pretty well, so i feel i can embrace that spirit whenever.

FrontierGander, as always...you are a wealth of information - thnx
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