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Old December 31, 2012, 08:31 PM   #1
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THUNDER ... Taking my custom .62 flintlock out of retirement

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhaCTAO3PgA

Today, the last day of the year, found me taking my custom .62 Caliber, Christian Springs flintlock rifle out of the gun safe. I have not used or shot it for a few years or so.

I was happy to see it still is right on the mark with full loads; 120 grains of real black powder under 320 grain real round balls. What a fun this way!!!

I am considering taking it back out to the hunting fields sometime this next two weeks. We actually have snow this year, so a walk in the woods would suit "THUNDER" just fine!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdKbYGTV7es
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Old December 31, 2012, 09:00 PM   #2
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That's pretty cool! I hope you get the chance to blast something with it while in the woods.
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Old December 31, 2012, 09:42 PM   #3
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So do I!!!
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Old December 31, 2012, 10:51 PM   #4
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Was that filmed from a helmet/hat cam?
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Old December 31, 2012, 11:28 PM   #5
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Was that filmed from a helmet/hat cam?Yes, you can see it in one of the scenes...
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Old January 1, 2013, 01:52 AM   #6
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Loved the view! Do you have any still pictures of the rifle?
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Old January 1, 2013, 09:29 PM   #7
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Loved the view! Do you have any still pictures of the rifle?
Yes I do, thank you for asking.

Please look at my original posting above, I added 3 images...

I just love Thunder!
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Old January 2, 2013, 09:36 AM   #8
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Beautiful rifle. Deserves to be used.
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Old January 2, 2013, 11:47 AM   #9
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Beautiful rifle. Deserves to be used.
I agree!

It was made in 1989, and I have taken a bear in Canada, my feet and the bear's feet on the ground, and a gaggle of deer in Colorado!
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