View Full Version : "Learning to Flint"
12-30-2002, 11:42 AM
Article Here (http://www.98.net/ibha/flint1.htm#top)
12-30-2002, 08:42 PM
Good reading. For those trying to decide on a new rifle or are interested in raising the level of performance in their present gun, this article is full of good advice. The touch-hole is possibly the most critical, yet most commonly overlooked link in the firing sequence. The new liner installed on my favorite rifle a couple weeks ago has already contributed to a few shoot prizes and a fat whitetail within the first 10 minutes of Primitive Season this past Friday. The main point of contention I have is that I feel that my rifle DOES shoot as fast as a percussion. Either that or I've shot it so many times that I have myself convinced that it does!
01-01-2003, 07:44 PM
That is good readin' -Thanx Todd-
reminds me of the time years ago when I read that a flinter will fire when it's upside down! Just had to try it and yep, it does
01-02-2003, 05:52 AM
When I tell people I use a flintlock usually one of the first things they ask or comment on is the delay in firing. I just chuckle inside and explain that there doesn't have to be a delay.
Another thing I laugh inside at is when I see someone fill, I mean FILL, the flash pan with priming powder. All this does is cause a delay. The spark hits that powder then there's a delay while all that powder is burned up. Usually I'll explain this to the person and tell them they just need a little bit of priming powder.
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