Shooting Flint


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Steel Horse Rider
March 17, 2013, 12:16 AM
I took the finished product from my Dixie Gun Works Hawken Flint rifle kit out to test today. I used 90 grains of Goex FF and a patched Bore Butter lubed .490 round ball and FFFF in the pan. First shot did nothing as in my excitement I had forgotten to lower the frizzen after priming the pan.....:uhoh::banghead: The second shot was 6" below the aim point at 50 yards and slightly left, the third was 6" low and slightly right so I adjusted the elevation screw up about a turn and a half. The next two shots were into water filled gallon milk jugs at 50 yards, I hit them but couldn't see the explosion due to the flash and smoke from the pan....:banghead: I next tried a few shots from my Pedersoli Kentucky pistol kit gun using Pyrodex P (it is percussion). At about 25 yds that thing is deadly on pop cans! :) Then a large cloud came up and started raining so I put everything away in a hurry and picked up my trash. As soon as I was about a half mile from the range it stopped raining.....:mad:

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snakeman
March 17, 2013, 01:08 AM
at least it rains there!

4v50 Gary
March 17, 2013, 07:57 AM
I shot my Ruger Old Army in the rain. There was a fellow down range from me whose AR kept jamming. I thought that was funny.

kwhi43@kc.rr.com
March 17, 2013, 10:59 AM
I remember shooting at Overbrook Kansas at the Kansas State Shoot about
1974. I shot nothing but Flint rifle. They didn't have a covered firing line. It
Rained the whole day. So I shot all day long in the rain. Not one single mis-fire
Had to load in the rain also. The percussion boys were having a fit. A good Flint
Gun is very reliable in all kinds of weather.

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