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Old Yesterday, 08:52 AM   #1
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Opinions on the Hawken Woodsman by Traditions?

Asked some ML questions in another thread but this question got lost, so putting it in the title.
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Old Yesterday, 09:28 AM   #2
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The gun is nothing like an original Hawken in terms of design. It is stupid to use the Hawken name, but they do just for notoriety.

Other than that they are considered decent entry-level rifles that would make a good knockabout hunting gun.
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Old Yesterday, 04:42 PM   #3
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I've one of Ardesa/Traditions "Hawken"... Good barrel in .50 cal, twist rate 1/48, good for playing and beginner at 50 and 100 yds, beech wood, stecher like Ardesa stecher...

I did buy this only for the fun because it's very low cost (325 bucks) and good enough for shooting cooking pans at 100 yds...

Can perhaps be better with other sights like small vernier short as a small Pedersoli and other front sight like small pedersoli also for target at only 50 yds or may be more...

Good enough for the price and no regrets...
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Old Yesterday, 09:42 PM   #4
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appreciate the candor.
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Old Today, 01:21 AM   #5
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They, like other manufacturers, CVA, Investarms, Navy Arms, T/C, used the name, "Hawken" to conjure up an image. It was a marketing ploy, which has been done since the 1800's.

It worked. T/C alone, sold hundreds of thousands of their "Hawken" rifles, which were technically described as a New England target rifle of the 1850's.

It worked especially for customers who were attracted to the brass furniture, and blued barrels, and not concerned about authenticity.

All that aside, T/C rifles were (and are) accurate rifles for both hunter and target shooter and started hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children into a promising hobby and business for some, that continued to the present day.

Regretfully, T/C discontinued their traditional line of rifles and accessories a couple of years ago, when the family sold the company to Smith & Wesson.
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Old Today, 06:47 AM   #6
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I have an older Traditions Hawken rifle that I built from a kit. It's decent enough in terms of quality of materials and ease of assembly, though fitting the brass butt plate took quite a bit of time and effort! A nice entry level black powder rifle.

"An elegant weapon for a more civilized age."-Obi Wan Kenobi
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Old Today, 01:00 PM   #7
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one bad arse rifle! I own both the flintlock and percussion models. We're in NM hunting with the HW now but using 160gr thor sabots. Shoots like a dream.
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