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PostSubject: Kentucky Flinter fun!   Kentucky Flinter fun! EmptyMay 26th 2014, 6:20 pm

I've had my flintlock hanging on the wall for a while now, fed up with the black english flints and how they simply do not last in my flintlock. The last one I had lasted 20 some odd shots before it just broke apart into a useless stubby piece of stone. The Pierce flints I used to shoot in this rifle did awesome as well but harder to come by.

I ordered the French Amber Flints and just touched it up once so far in 60+ shots I've taken since they arrived. Its made my flintlock so much enjoyable again that I can't stop shooting her and playing around with different charges.I think the French Ambers will do me just fine for now.

I think I got my charge down now. I used 80gr 2f goex, .020" patch and .490 round balls that I cast. 50 yards I was all over the place with 3f, those are the unmarked holes and as you can see, not worth a darn. The 2f is firing extremely quick whereas the 3f was lagging for some reason. I've installed the Tresco? vent liner from TOW and I like it so far. No complains on the vent.

First shot with the 2f was a little off due to a bit much pan powder. The next 5 however were simply awesome and a load that I will try at 75 yards once I file down my front sight.
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PostSubject: Re: Kentucky Flinter fun!   Kentucky Flinter fun! EmptyMay 26th 2014, 7:49 pm

Looking good buddy Exclamation  Exclamation  Exclamation 

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PostSubject: Re: Kentucky Flinter fun!   Kentucky Flinter fun! EmptyMay 26th 2014, 9:50 pm

The tan-colored flint I got with my .45 long rifle is still working good after about 35 shots. I haven't got a load figured out yet though. I plan to use between 60 and 80 gr. of 3F and work up in 5 gr. increments. If one group is within 2-3" at 75 yards, I'll probably leave well enough alone.

I just ordered a dozen flints from Rich Pierce. I'll let you you know how they do once I try them.

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PostSubject: Re: Kentucky Flinter fun!   Kentucky Flinter fun! EmptyMay 27th 2014, 2:23 pm

Wow, some nice shooting there! I've been contemplating picking up one of these to give flintlocks a try.
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PostSubject: Re: Kentucky Flinter fun!   Kentucky Flinter fun! EmptyMay 27th 2014, 4:14 pm

I bought some of Rich's flints last year and like them.  Then he retired.  so is he making them again?
TC
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PostSubject: Re: Kentucky Flinter fun!   Kentucky Flinter fun! EmptyMay 27th 2014, 4:30 pm

@Standing Bear wrote:
I bought some of Rich's flints last year and like them.  Then he retired.  so is he making them again?
TC

Yes, he's back at it.

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