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kayaktrapper



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PostSubject: how to flash the pan   how to flash the pan EmptyNovember 10th 2014, 8:35 pm

How much 4-f gos in the pan? Fill the slot or half full? I want a smooth fire
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PostSubject: Re: how to flash the pan   how to flash the pan EmptyNovember 10th 2014, 9:20 pm

Mine all have well positioned touch holes/pan. So pan full is to the bottom of the touch hole.
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PostSubject: Re: how to flash the pan   how to flash the pan EmptyNovember 10th 2014, 9:23 pm

All flintlocks will be different. I normally use a 3 grain pan charger and that does the trick. It takes a lot of play time on the range to figure out how much pan powder your flinter will like.
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PostSubject: Re: how to flash the pan   how to flash the pan EmptyNovember 11th 2014, 2:40 am

Mine likes a full pan .. just below the touch hole.

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PostSubject: Re: how to flash the pan   how to flash the pan EmptyNovember 11th 2014, 3:19 am

For hunting I fill the pan. For target shooting a little less.
As has already been mentioned, touchhole location has a lot to do with it.
Above all, before you close the frizzen, run a pick into the touchhole and into the charge. I usually push a tiny amount of priming into the hole as well.
For all the talk of learning curves and holding through, if you do everything right there should be no noticeable difference between shooting a flintlock and shooting a percussion. I have both, and I seldom shoot anything but flintlock.
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