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Flintlock Doe...

Old 11-01-2012, 11:41 AM
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Well, it's been a few years since I've felt comfortable shooting open sights...I had cararact surgery last summer and spent this summer getting my sights set on my flintlocks where I could see through the rear sight again...This was one situation where a long barrel on a gun was a bonus...The front sights on this and my .40 are clear as a bell...

I took my first trip to the Uwharries this season and set up on a spot I had found during turkey season...At 8:15 this doe came by...I was able to get her stopped with a passive grunt call and then got her turned around and had her come toward me with a
few doe bleats...At 50 yards she was quartering to me, I set my trigger and took the shot...She whirled around and ran down hill toward a creek...She made it 50 yards and crashed...

This is a gun I made in the 80s when I was shooting in competition, it took me 2 years to complete it...I shoot 80grs FFF Goex and a home cast .530 ball, wrapped in greased pillow ticking...The ball hit just in front of the left shoulder and exited about 4 inches behind
the right...The exit hole was about an inch and a half...

I always carry a rachet pulley when hunting gamelands...I called her in, got her up between two trees and boned her out...By the time I hiked out 2 miles with her in my backback, I was glad she wasn't bigger...



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Old 11-01-2012, 11:49 AM
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Well done. Nice doe. Nice piece of maple.
Siler lock? lehigh valley school of build?. Sweet looker,proven shooter.
Congrats!
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:53 AM
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Nice, tasty looking doe! Sweet looking rifle too.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:38 PM
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beautiful rifle and a great read... congratulations on that doe. Now that will be excellent eating. And with every meal you can remember that flintlock, getting the job done. Well done there!!
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:44 PM
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Congratulations on a nice doe, the flint lock makes it special.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:53 PM
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Nice looking harvest, but even a better looking flinter... congrats on both...
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:03 PM
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Congrats on the nice doe.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:08 PM
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Congratulations on your doe!
I like the looks of that rifle!
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:15 PM
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Nicely done nchawkeye. How satisfying is THAT!!!
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:23 PM
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Thank you for such a good story. Great looking rifle and really nice doe. Congrats.
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