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Old 12-28-2011, 1:21 AM
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As a kid my dad and I hunted with flintlocks, half the time they never fired from the powder being wet or something going wrong. My job when I was little was to watch the deer to see if it got hit since the smoke cloud leaves the shooter not knowing if they hit the target. The other thing you have to remember, as the author mentioned, is it takes time for that powder to ignite, you have to hold way past the trigger pull. With modern rifles they call it lock time. The time from when you pull the trigger until the sear releases and the firing pin strikes the primer. A buddy just missed a pig at FHL with his ML, he peeked too soon and missed at 15 yards. They are a ball of fun though, I'm looking to get back into shooting them again.
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