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Old 12-24-2018, 04:09 PM
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I plan on using my .58 flintlock for PA's primitive season opening up after Christmas. If I miss it won't be the rifle's fault. I did do a little sight adjustment after shots 1 & 2. Then after #7
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Old 12-25-2018, 03:19 AM
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looks good, .58 should do the job. Never could shoot a flintlock very well offhand always made me flinch, off a bench could shoot decent.
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Old 12-25-2018, 06:14 AM
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That ought to work Bronko. Best of luck making meat.
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Old 12-25-2018, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Semisane View Post
That ought to work Bronko. Best of luck making meat.
The hardest part Semi is going to be seeing one to shoot. I already filled my buck tag during archery and all I've seen since are more buck. I haven't seen a doe all year!
I just hope I don't shoot a buck that dropped its antlers. That's why they call them anterless. Legal but I won't shoot one intentionally.
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Old 12-26-2018, 02:21 AM
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Wow, thatís some great shooting with a Flintlock even if it was from the bench! Problem is it eliminates one excuse if you miss.
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Old 12-26-2018, 05:22 AM
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Nice shooting! Good luck hunting
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Old 12-26-2018, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by edmehlig View Post
Wow, that’s some great shooting with a Flintlock even if it was from the bench! Problem is it eliminates one excuse if you miss.
not to worry Ed...I got plenty of excuses!
Out this morning and covered a lot of ground. Lots of sign and caught a glimpse of a tail and it ran past my buddy. He heard it crashing thru the brush but couldn't see it. That's the trouble with hunting where we hunt. Its so thick but that's where they are after all the pressure they've been getting.

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Old 12-26-2018, 08:09 AM
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An earthquake in Indonesia once made me miss a nice doe at 85 yards.
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Old 12-26-2018, 08:16 AM
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Bronkos got no shortage of excuses. Last year I think he fell down off a log or something like that to get out of hunting. I'm sure he'll come up with something!

If a doe does happen to stumble in front of that .58 though, it's going to wish it hadn't....

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Old 12-27-2018, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Bocajnala View Post
Bronkos got no shortage of excuses. Last year I think he fell down off a log or something like that to get out of hunting. I'm sure he'll come up with something!

If a doe does happen to stumble in front of that .58 though, it's going to wish it hadn't....

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Hey, my back has been killing me yet I'm still going out. Yesterday I must have still hunted for 2 miles up and down hills. I have 2 slipped vertebre
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