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Shooting Flint

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Steel Horse Rider, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Steel Horse Rider

    Steel Horse Rider Senior Member

    Jan 4, 2012
    Loveland, Colorado
    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:
  2. snakeman

    snakeman Senior Member

    May 20, 2008
    at least it rains there!
  3. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 19, 2002
    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.
  4. kwhi43@kc.rr.com

    kwhi43@kc.rr.com Senior Member

    Aug 21, 2008
    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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