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    I think if someone loves flintlocks and they want to hunt with them, all well and good, but using one to escape /dodge the system isn't really going to last I don't think. A flintlock takes a certain dedication.
    I built and hunted with flintlocks for about 9 or 10 years straight and always seemed to bring home the bacon, But! I had PAL as well, and still do.

    I still choose to hunt with archaic guns, matchlock, flint and such but am not stuck for more modern guns. I have also used a a .577-.450 Martini-Henry and a Snider Enfield, and neither of these needs a PAL either and may be more "user Friendly " to someone more in tune with modern guns.

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    I got my first flintlock a long time ago, while waiting for my RPAL to be approved. Caught the BP bug and have never looked back. About 80% of my firearms are BP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertMcC View Post
    Remember his wife won't let him get a PAL.
    time for new wife,, one that hunts and has her own guns
    CSSA

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    Quote Originally Posted by FallisCowboy View Post
    I got my first flintlock a long time ago, while waiting for my RPAL to be approved. Caught the BP bug and have never looked back. About 80% of my firearms are BP.
    Best love story ever told 0n GOC!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Billythreefeathers View Post
    time for new wife,, one that hunts and has her own guns
    This one could end up really good too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by P-B. View Post
    I think if someone loves flintlocks and they want to hunt with them, all well and good, but using one to escape /dodge the system isn't really going to last I don't think. A flintlock takes a certain dedication.
    I built and hunted with flintlocks for about 9 or 10 years straight and always seemed to bring home the bacon, But! I had PAL as well, and still do.

    I still choose to hunt with archaic guns, matchlock, flint and such but am not stuck for more modern guns. I have also used a a .577-.450 Martini-Henry and a Snider Enfield, and neither of these needs a PAL either and may be more "user Friendly " to someone more in tune with modern guns.

    Best,
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    Hunted with a .577 Snider carbine and hollow point soft lead bullets.

    I always managed to get my spruce grouse every year.....I think.

    I could never find any trace of it afterwards though.

    The other grouse did move a respectful distance down the log that they were perched on, though.

    "Damn, Henry exploded! Okay guys, everybody move to the right."



    Seriously though, a Snider might well be a good bet if you can get one with a fairly decent bore.

    You can get dies, a mold, brass, and then go to hand-loading.
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    A good mate now in the US (Martyn or Pommy B) at X-ring services has all the kit for loading the M-H and Snider.
    We just started selling my bullet as well, as it has shot well over the years.
    You don't really need dies for a snider, I just use old water-pipe connections as a crimping die, and once fitting the gun, they cases don't need re-sizing very often.

    FWIW, my M-H sizing die is made of hard maple and cost nothing. Used it for years to neck size.

    Here's a link to this years shoot; We host it each June, & Rob took the YouTube and does a grand job. Martyn of X-ring comes up each year. Good time to buy brass etc!
    For photos of the shoot;

    https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/brit...-1-t23412.html

    (2 pages)

    For the video;


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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterloomike View Post
    Best love story ever told 0n GOC!

    Well not the best. Since no bacon was consumed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertMcC View Post
    Well not the best. Since no bacon was consumed.
    i stand corrected on technical evidence.

    But from this point forward, when I speak of love, bacon being present can be assumed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertMcC View Post
    Remember his wife won't let him get a PAL.
    Is he an adult? Is he a man? Maybe sack up and do what he wants rather than being subservient?

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