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  1. Flintlock_Zoomer

    Shooting shot out of a rifle? Steel shot?

    this seems like the best idea, but I have not been able to find sabots that don't inherently come with bullets in my area.
  2. Flintlock_Zoomer

    Shooting shot out of a rifle? Steel shot?

    the powder is a mild lung irritant, solvents can be toxic but most aren't these days, and the projectiles I use are either full copper or jacketed sabot bullets. Lead is a carcinogenic neurotoxin, and a potent one at that.
  3. Flintlock_Zoomer

    Shooting shot out of a rifle? Steel shot?

    yes, I am fully aware of how rifling impacts shot, which is why I said I would use it at close range. I used to wreck bugs with salt in my pellet gun as a kid, and I noticed the doughnut pattern. I figured the range would be better than a .22 since the twist rate is what, like a quarter of the...
  4. Flintlock_Zoomer

    Shooting shot out of a rifle? Steel shot?

    I was also wondering if hawken barrels across different ages and manufacturers are all interchangeable, since Traditions does not make a smoothbore barrel.
  5. Flintlock_Zoomer

    Shooting shot out of a rifle? Steel shot?

    It's a flintlock rifle... That's actually one of the reasons I bought a flintlock. No caps required. As far as I am aware, they don't make lead free muzzleloader caps. Federal makes some great lead free ammo though.
  6. Flintlock_Zoomer

    Shooting shot out of a rifle? Steel shot?

    I figured since the twist rate is slow that the pattern wouldn't be so bad, and I would rather not expose myself to lead as much as I can.
  7. Flintlock_Zoomer

    Shooting shot out of a rifle? Steel shot?

    Back when I was just barely 18, I bought a Traditions Hawken Woodsman flintlock rifle in .50 caliber since I didn't want to bother going through the Canadian firearms licensing process, and flintlocks are considered antiques regardless of when they are manufactured. Anyways, although I bought it...
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