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Blackpowder pistols?

Old 12-20-2006, 07:11 AM
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Default Blackpowder pistols?

Is there a good, reasonably priced blackpowder pistol thats suitable for hunting deer with?I have a 58 caliber flintlock pistol but the bladed front sight and no rear sight make accuraccy somewhat less then desirable for hunting with.Fun to target shoot with but not a good hunting rig.Looking for suggestions on models, calibers, any info that may be usefull, in my area theres not much variety of guns to check out and anything I got will more then likely have to ordered.
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Old 12-20-2006, 08:15 AM
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Default RE: Blackpowder pistols?

I don't know about the pistol yet, but I have ordered a Traditions Buckhunter pro pistol from the sportsmans guide. They say the pistol will take up to 80 grains of powder and uses normal saboted bullets. I plan on working up a load using triple seven loose and trying the TC super glide 200 grain bullets. The only draw back for me on this pistol is that it uses the #11 primer cap.
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Old 12-20-2006, 09:11 AM
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Default RE: Blackpowder pistols?

If you can find a used one , Knight Hawkeye, I think Model HK94. MY Buddy and I have one. A little less power than a 44 mag. I have shot 2" groups at 40 yards with a red dot. Has a 10" barrel 1:20 twist. Shots 240xtp at about 1200fps with 60 gr FFF. Has the same barrel and bolt action as a knigth wolverine but different trigger. We paid abiut $225
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Old 12-20-2006, 10:32 AM
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Well first off check the laws where you intend tohunt. Then if they are legal the rugar black powder I have taken boar with and the patroit is very good especally in 50 or 54 cal. there are several of the newer break action pistols that are very good looking but I have not used them for hunting. With the slower velocity of a pistol it might be wise to use a 54 cal. single shot unless you have some experiance pistol hunting. Lee
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