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Kentucky Colonel

Kentucky Colonel

Male Number of posts : 1775
Age : 111
Location : Luna
Registration date : 2015-10-28

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PostSubject: At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow   At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow EmptyDecember 11th 2015, 7:33 pm

I will be there.

Taking my new Hatfield flintlock. I hope to 
compete with it. It will be my first time shooting 
it. Suspect

Taking my Hawken percussion in case I need a plan 'B.' rabbit

I hope to run into Hilljack and a couple fellas from 
Central Florida Pistol & Rifle Club

If you are in Homeland shooting tomorrow, look for a 6'2.5" 
caucasian guy. I weigh about 260, have light brown hair, and 
glasses. I will have light green pants and a navy blue shirt. I 
look early 50's. I will be schlepping a fishing bag I use as a 
range bag.:shh Don't tell anybody! tongue

Think good thoughts! I got clobbered my last shoot in Homeland. 
My focus and rhythm were all off. I would like to leave with a little 
pride this time. Laughing

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"One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy 
over the good fortune of others." 
― Robert Heinlein


Florida Muzzleloaders Association 
Central Florida Muzzleloaders 
Green River Rifle Works Collectors Association
NMLRA
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Standing Bear

Standing Bear

Male Number of posts : 233
Age : 71
Location : Texas Hill Country
Registration date : 2014-01-30

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PostSubject: Re: At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow   At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow EmptyDecember 12th 2015, 8:47 am

Sight picture, trigger control, follow thru. 
Good luck!!
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OldMtnMan

OldMtnMan

Male Number of posts : 10394
Age : 76
Location : Buena Vista, Colorado
Registration date : 2010-09-23

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PostSubject: Re: At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow   At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow EmptyDecember 12th 2015, 9:20 am

You look 50's being 107 years old. Pretty good.

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Pete

I'm addicted to black powder.
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Kentucky Colonel

Kentucky Colonel

Male Number of posts : 1775
Age : 111
Location : Luna
Registration date : 2015-10-28

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PostSubject: Re: At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow   At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow EmptyDecember 12th 2015, 7:42 pm

@Standing Bear wrote:
Sight picture, trigger control, follow thru. 
Good luck!!

I wish I had read this before the shoot! My first time with a flintlock was a 
little rough! Smile

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"One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy 
over the good fortune of others." 
― Robert Heinlein


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Central Florida Muzzleloaders 
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Kentucky Colonel

Kentucky Colonel

Male Number of posts : 1775
Age : 111
Location : Luna
Registration date : 2015-10-28

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PostSubject: Re: At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow   At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow EmptyDecember 12th 2015, 7:43 pm

Muley wrote:
You look 50's being 107 years old. Pretty good.

I live on Luna. The lighter gravity slows my aging!alien

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"One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy 
over the good fortune of others." 
― Robert Heinlein


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NMLRA
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Kentucky Colonel

Kentucky Colonel

Male Number of posts : 1775
Age : 111
Location : Luna
Registration date : 2015-10-28

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PostSubject: Re: At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow   At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow EmptyDecember 12th 2015, 8:29 pm

I experienced a bit of a learning curve with my first flintlock. 
Here is the competition photo from 50 yards out. That pause 
after the hammer falls is quite different! 5 shots only three in the rings.

At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow IMG_1155_zpshag5t2rm

_________________
"One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy 
over the good fortune of others." 
― Robert Heinlein


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quigleysharps4570

quigleysharps4570

Male Number of posts : 58
Age : 63
Location : Kansas
Registration date : 2012-02-26

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PostSubject: Re: At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow   At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow EmptyDecember 13th 2015, 5:19 am

@Kentucky Colonel wrote:
I experienced a bit of a learning curve with my first flintlock. 


You'll get it worked out. Wink
Curious as to what you're priming with?
 Swiss Null B is my preference...I like it over Goex 4f or Swiss 4f...fast stuff.
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Kentucky Colonel

Kentucky Colonel

Male Number of posts : 1775
Age : 111
Location : Luna
Registration date : 2015-10-28

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PostSubject: Re: At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow   At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow EmptyDecember 13th 2015, 10:02 am

@quigleysharps4570 wrote:
@Kentucky Colonel wrote:
I experienced a bit of a learning curve with my first flintlock. 


You'll get it worked out. Wink
Curious as to what you're priming with?
 Swiss Null B is my preference...I like it over Goex 4f or Swiss 4f...fast stuff.

Interesting that you should ask that.Exclamation

I USED simple Goex 3F.rabbit 

A competition shooter with a lot more experience noted my 
firing delays. (Yeah, it was really that noticeable- I was having 
a good time- I was not cursing!) 

He showed me a sample of Swiss Null B and let me fire a charge 
with that in the pan. I did have a much faster reaction. I decided to 
switch immediately!Smile

Where do you get yours? I know my local store does not carry Swiss 
anymore- or at least, not consistantly.

This was my first time out with buckhorn sights, too. I think I am gonna 
love these once I get it sorted. The sights are much more... hmmm. How 
to describe it? My normal sights are larger and tend to block out the center 
of my target completely. The buckhorn is much smaller on the target so I feel 
like I will be able to 'place' my shots more specifically within the black. 'Refined.'

There are literally four different ways you could choose to sight with these sights. 

With all the variables, I was not able to know for certain, but I believe it shoots 
high by about 6 inches and to the right about 4. I need to bench fire it to know. 

I just wanted to get out there and test it out! I enjoyed myself. And, I learned a few 
things. (I know how to knap a flint, now.) And, now I know there is nothing seriously 
wrong with this Hatfield.

A good day out in great weather.sunny

PS. Hilljack was apparently there, too. We missed running into each other.Crying or Very sad

PPS. If Muley is reading this, I had no trouble with recoil on the shoulder or the cheek. 
I only used 50 grains. It seemed quite normal to me.

_________________
"One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy 
over the good fortune of others." 
― Robert Heinlein


Florida Muzzleloaders Association 
Central Florida Muzzleloaders 
Green River Rifle Works Collectors Association
NMLRA
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OldMtnMan

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PostSubject: Re: At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow   At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow EmptyDecember 13th 2015, 10:17 am

I always use a 6 o'clock hold with open sights.

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Pete

I'm addicted to black powder.
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Kentucky Colonel

Kentucky Colonel

Male Number of posts : 1775
Age : 111
Location : Luna
Registration date : 2015-10-28

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PostSubject: Re: At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow   At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow EmptyDecember 13th 2015, 10:23 am

Muley wrote:
I always use a 6 o'clock hold with open sights.
I am not familiar with this turn of phrase?

_________________
"One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy 
over the good fortune of others." 
― Robert Heinlein


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NMLRA
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PostSubject: Re: At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow   At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow EmptyDecember 13th 2015, 10:29 am

Instead of trying to put the front sight bead/blade right on the bull you hold it right under the bull. The 6 o'clock position.

This eliminates the problem of the front sight being too big, and covering the target. Of course you have to sight the gun in for this sight picture. Doing this is much more accurate in lining up the sight for windage and elevation.

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Pete

I'm addicted to black powder.
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Kentucky Colonel

Kentucky Colonel

Male Number of posts : 1775
Age : 111
Location : Luna
Registration date : 2015-10-28

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PostSubject: Re: At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow   At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow EmptyDecember 13th 2015, 10:40 am

Muley wrote:
Instead of trying to put the front sight bead/blade right on the bull you hold it right under the bull. The 6 o'clock position.

This eliminates the problem of the front sight being too big, and covering the target. Of course you have to sight the gun in for this sight picture. Doing this is much more accurate in lining up the sight for windage and elevation.
Noted. And, thanks!

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"One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy 
over the good fortune of others." 
― Robert Heinlein


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Hilljack

Hilljack

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PostSubject: Re: At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow   At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow EmptyDecember 13th 2015, 1:26 pm

Well this is really funny...That shooter you talked to was me (Hilljack) I had the large shooting box right in front of you....I kept looking for you and I didn't hear anyone say anything about some one asking for me....I watched the older guy talk to you for a while and didn't want to interrupt now I wish I had...Sorry we missed each other now you know to look for the stump with legs...Looking forwardto be able to spend some time wit you...

YMHS
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PostSubject: Re: At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow   At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow EmptyDecember 13th 2015, 1:37 pm

Thats not bad at all for a first timer! It takes lots of playing to master the flinter.
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Kentucky Colonel

Kentucky Colonel

Male Number of posts : 1775
Age : 111
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PostSubject: Re: At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow   At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow EmptyDecember 13th 2015, 3:47 pm

@Hilljack wrote:
Well this is really funny...That shooter you talked to was me (Hilljack) I had the large shooting box right in front of you....I kept looking for you and I didn't hear anyone say anything about some one asking for me....I watched the older guy talk to you for a while and didn't want to interrupt now I wish I had...Sorry we missed each other now you know to look for the stump with legs...Looking forwardto be able to spend some time wit you...

YMHS
Hilljack
Dude! That was you wearing the Kentucky shirt? Seriously?!  headslap

I thought you were older! Too funny. I wish I had asked more questions, now.

_________________
"One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy 
over the good fortune of others." 
― Robert Heinlein


Florida Muzzleloaders Association 
Central Florida Muzzleloaders 
Green River Rifle Works Collectors Association
NMLRA


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Kentucky Colonel

Kentucky Colonel

Male Number of posts : 1775
Age : 111
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PostSubject: Re: At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow   At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow EmptyDecember 13th 2015, 3:51 pm

@FrontierGander wrote:
Thats not bad at all for a first timer! It takes lots of playing to master the flinter.

Thanks, FG. tongue

I thank you for being kind. I've seen what kind of shooting the guys on 
this forum are posting. They got mad skills.  Shooter

Someone there told me that shooting a flintlock teaches you how to really shoot a rifle. 
(It might even have been Hilljack :ROFL  ) I believe that, now.

_________________
"One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy 
over the good fortune of others." 
― Robert Heinlein


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Hilljack

Hilljack

Male Number of posts : 234
Age : 68
Location : Central Florida
Registration date : 2014-04-03

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PostSubject: Re: At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow   At Florida Frontiersmen Shoot Tomorrow EmptyDecember 13th 2015, 6:10 pm

Yep that was me....I wore the shirt in hopes you would see it and ask...And thank you kindly for the compliment.....And I have to admit shooting a flintlock is a finishing school, because everything has to be right, from shouldering to the final follow thru...I would like to have spent some time working with you...You have a lot of potential and for your target shows you are holding fairly well otherwise you wouldn't have the groups you do and the groups really aren't that bad...it is a start...Looking forward to talking to you in the future....

YMHS
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