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#3238994 - 05/04/13 06:01 PM .32 caliber Flintlock Deer
Wobblyshot1
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This was killed in Kentucky by an acquaintance the season before last. It was a nine pointer and field dressed at 165 pounds. The shot was at 50 yards and the post mortem revealed it was double lunged. The deer ran about 40-50 yards and fell over dead. The load was a 50 grains 3fg Goex and a patched round ball. I don't recommend a 32 on deer but I guess a well placed shot counts for a lot.

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#3239027 - 05/04/13 06:51 PM Re: .32 caliber Flintlock Deer [Re: Wobblyshot1]
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#3239032 - 05/04/13 06:59 PM Re: .32 caliber Flintlock Deer [Re: Deer Assassin]
Nhill
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#3239053 - 05/04/13 07:35 PM Re: .32 caliber Flintlock Deer [Re: Nhill]
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Good look'n rifle.
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#3239058 - 05/04/13 07:41 PM Re: .32 caliber Flintlock Deer [Re: FOX FIRE]
Nhill
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Thanks a lot, I just found myself looking at a $700 "Tennessee Rifle" .54 cal flintlock kit.
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#3239108 - 05/04/13 09:03 PM Re: .32 caliber Flintlock Deer [Re: Wobblyshot1]
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Neat! That's a goal of mine. I would like to take one with a flintlock.
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#3239141 - 05/04/13 09:57 PM Re: .32 caliber Flintlock Deer [Re: Matador]
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The book Gunmakers of Buffalo Valley and Greasy Cove in Unicoi County TN is full of "small" caliber rifles. There's 1 .40 and .45 in there, the rest are .38, .36, or .32 caliber rifles.

I found that interesting. I target shoot with a .40 but wouldn't hunt deer with it. I guess I like the margin of error that a .54 gives me.

A friend of mine from KY has a .29 flintlock that he hunts squirrels with.
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#3239284 - 05/05/13 09:25 AM Re: .32 caliber Flintlock Deer [Re: TennesseeJed]
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#3239309 - 05/05/13 09:47 AM Re: .32 caliber Flintlock Deer [Re: Wobblyshot1]
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That's awesome, would love to try flintlock one day.
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#3240353 - 05/06/13 12:27 PM Re: .32 caliber Flintlock Deer [Re: fullstream]
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Just goes to show if you know what your gun can do and you do your part it results in a clean kill. I think this guy made a more ethical shot with a .32 sparker than many do with high power centerfire round at an unknown long range. Congrats to him.
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