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Old October 9, 2012, 08:06 AM   #1
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My flintlock elk!

In Wyoming last Monday. He came in to a cow elk call. I was shooting a traditional flintlock pushing a round ball cast from wheel weight lead. He doesn't have a monster rack, but I'm thrilled!

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Old October 9, 2012, 08:16 AM   #2
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Nice, congratulation.
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Old October 9, 2012, 08:16 AM   #3
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Looks like a very nice rifle! Can you post a more detailed picture of it?
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Old October 9, 2012, 08:23 AM   #4
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Congrats, nice looking rifle and elk.
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Old October 9, 2012, 08:29 AM   #5
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Yes Siree

Did he go right down?
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Old October 9, 2012, 08:47 AM   #6
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I'd be thrilled, too! Well done.
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Old October 9, 2012, 10:57 AM   #7
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He staggered and limped 40 yards before dropping... just over the edge of a hill, making it much more difficult for us!

I'll post pictures of the rifle later.
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Old October 9, 2012, 12:22 PM   #8
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Curious: At the pull of its trigger. What was the distance between you two?
By golly flintlock.50 you have some tasty meat for the freezer this year already. My congrats on a Good Job, Well Done, Sir.
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Old October 9, 2012, 12:33 PM   #9
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Congrats on a great shot and a beautiful flinter. I lost my enthusiasm for shooting large game with a flinter, after spending an entire summer tweaking mine and feeling confident enough to take out for deer season, seeing a nice buck and pointing and pffffssssst, no boom, the worst part is the buck waited til I reprimed and left only whem I snapped the frizzen closed. After seeing your kill, I may have to spend another summer prepping my flinter again.
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Old October 9, 2012, 01:07 PM   #10
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Congratulations.
It sounds like it was a great hunt in some beautiful country.
Thanks for sharing the photo and details about it.
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Old October 9, 2012, 02:09 PM   #11
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The elk was at 40 yards when I pulled the trigger.
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Old October 9, 2012, 05:51 PM   #12
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Wow!

Congratulations!
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Old October 9, 2012, 06:58 PM   #13
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Skadoosh asked for pictures of my rifle. Here they are.





The metal engraving was done by Chuck Dixon of Dixon's Muzzleloading Shop in Kempsville, PA. I did all the rest.
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Old October 9, 2012, 08:07 PM   #14
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2 beauties. The rifle and the elk

Very cool, congrats on what looks like a great hunt!!
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Old October 9, 2012, 08:13 PM   #15
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Wow, that is beautiful workmenship. I have been to Dixon's, wonderful place. This followed me home from there.

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Old October 9, 2012, 08:40 PM   #16
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I lost my enthusiasm for shooting large game with a flinter, after spending an entire summer tweaking mine and feeling confident enough to take out for deer season, seeing a nice buck and pointing and pffffssssst, no boom
Anyone who would loose sleep over a miss-fire should not hunt with a flintlock.
Crazy thing is, I have carried mine all day long on rainy days here in MN and my rifle is very reliable, but when hunting in the mountains I have had many flashed pans, fuse actions (read pffffsssssst) and this year 2 miss-fires.
As long as I have a clean miss,miss-fire I am happy.
Heck, a well unplanned flash in the pan is not all that bad! All the excitement anyone could ask for and a reprieve from all that work!
Had the smoke pole out today for the 1st time since my hunt last month and it fired flawlessly.
The young lady is a nice visiting from Alaska. This was her first time firing a flintlock.
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