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PostSubject: hawkens or longrifle   January 19th 2016, 4:26 pm

which would you get a hawkens or longrifle for hunting
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PostSubject: Re: hawkens or longrifle   January 19th 2016, 4:35 pm

Hawken!
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PostSubject: Re: hawkens or longrifle   January 19th 2016, 4:36 pm

It all depends... 

I am not being a smart donkey.

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PostSubject: Re: hawkens or longrifle   January 19th 2016, 5:08 pm

I have had great success with Hawken and many other styles of MLs, but I intend to go with a flintlock longrifle this coming year.

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PostSubject: Re: hawkens or longrifle   January 19th 2016, 5:19 pm

I haven't built a kit gun since the mid-'80s, so I got a "generic" kit gun to practice on before I get a kit from Pecatonica or TVM.

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PostSubject: Re: hawkens or longrifle   January 19th 2016, 5:27 pm

Hi Joe, my vote would be:  which ever one gives "YOU" the most personal satisfaction for a rewarding hunt.  Obviously the flintlock long rifle is going to be a little more challenging but you already know that, so go with your heart!

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PostSubject: Re: hawkens or longrifle   January 19th 2016, 5:35 pm

Thanks, Joe.

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PostSubject: Re: hawkens or longrifle   January 19th 2016, 5:38 pm

I would pick a light-weight .45 cal. long rifle with a 36" barrel. Flintlock of course.

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PostSubject: Re: hawkens or longrifle   January 19th 2016, 5:38 pm

Joe's answer rules.

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PostSubject: Re: hawkens or longrifle   January 19th 2016, 7:01 pm

HAWKEN!!

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PostSubject: Re: hawkens or longrifle   January 19th 2016, 7:15 pm

I would go with the Hawken.
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PostSubject: Re: hawkens or longrifle   January 19th 2016, 8:32 pm

I like and use my SMR flinter but its a smaller bore (.40). 

Seems everyone has a "Hawken".  I'm still refining my attempt at something similar to a Pedersoli Mortimer to have something a little different.  Renegade stock, GM 1".54 bbl, L&R flintlock, all browned and finish is tung oil.  Will change the trigger guard to one from Hawken Shop, Probably learn to do a decent poured pewter nose cap then ??? checkering maybe.
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PostSubject: Re: hawkens or longrifle   January 19th 2016, 8:59 pm

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Wouldn't trade my hawken that Jonathan put together for me for any other traditional rifle. 90 grains Goex 2F along with a .018 patch with Jonathan's lube, a .570 Hornady and lastly a CCI Cap and your ready for T-REX.

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PostSubject: Re: hawkens or longrifle   February 13th 2016, 12:37 pm

I kinda like this one:

aap-620_1 by Rick Mulhern, on Flickr

A GRRW in .54 Caliber, 34" barrel with 1-70" twist!
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PostSubject: Re: hawkens or longrifle   February 13th 2016, 12:51 pm

Beauty!!!

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PostSubject: Re: hawkens or longrifle   February 13th 2016, 3:22 pm

I have had and still hankerin for  Tryon stile rifle in slow twist 50 or 54 caliber.  Don't know why but it just looks like such a thing would be just perfect for me!

You can't go wrong with a Hawken.  Get whichever one calls to you the loudest and never look back.
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PostSubject: Re: hawkens or longrifle   February 13th 2016, 4:08 pm

Heck, get both.

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PostSubject: Re: hawkens or longrifle   February 13th 2016, 4:31 pm

One big drawback to a Hawken is the weight.

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PostSubject: Re: hawkens or longrifle   February 13th 2016, 5:01 pm

But it's also and advantage if that griz don't go down right off you can wack it with the Hawken!
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PostSubject: Re: hawkens or longrifle   February 13th 2016, 5:02 pm

@patocazador wrote:
One big drawback to a Hawken is the weight.
Weight....is what makes 'em shoot so well and since I'm not gonna be climbing Engineer Mountain.....I'll take the weight and potential of accuracy with a grin!! bounce cheers
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PostSubject: Re: hawkens or longrifle   February 13th 2016, 5:03 pm

"But it's also and advantage if that griz don't go down right off you can wack it with the Hawken!"


If you can pick it up.
Home run hitters use light (corked Twisted Evil ) bats.

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PostSubject: Re: hawkens or longrifle   February 13th 2016, 5:06 pm

@patocazador wrote:
If you can pick it up.
Home run hitters use light (corked Twisted Evil ) bats.
So did Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris.....with a regular weight bat!! Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: hawkens or longrifle   February 13th 2016, 5:08 pm

A Hawken.

In the 60s and 70s i was on a nostalgia kick. Hunted with several original long rifles. One day i traded for a Hawken style rifle that handled so much better: Never looked back.
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PostSubject: Re: hawkens or longrifle   February 13th 2016, 5:11 pm

I own one too but never use it anymore. I carry a gun a lot more than I shoot it.

I have a T/C New Englander now in .54 that I like a lot plus my .45 flinter.

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PostSubject: Re: hawkens or longrifle   February 13th 2016, 5:31 pm

My Hawken feels a lot better shooting off hand than my light weight kentucky for some reason.
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