54 cal flintlock smoothbore pistol

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Others may be better than me, but I doubt you can measure better than minute of man at anything beyond 15, and I still miss plenty at that range.
 
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That's why I'm a fan of buck and ball. Ask yourself, what are you wanting to do with it?

FWIW, I'm building a .62 French Dragoon pistol, with a front sight. I do want to squeeze what I can out of it.
 
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Going to be building a 54 cal smoothbore flintlock pistol does anyone have any info on loads, powder, patches, etc? Never shot one I am excited to build shoot and hopefully take a deer with
While I know that your pistol is going to be a lot of fun to shoot I would seriously advise your to not use it for deer hunting. You are going to need a stiff charge to dispatch an animal that large. Combined with a smooth bore pistol (not that accurate at normal deer range) and adding in the "flinch factor" of a flintlock I think you are most likely looking at tracking a wounded deer that may never found by you. Game animals deserve enough respect that anyone hunting them should use an arm that can deliver a clean, quick kill shot every time. IMHO that pistol does not qualify. Some may disagree but it's the code of ethics I live by in the field. You might possibly consider starting out with squirrel hunting and maybe move up to turkeys at some point.
 

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We’ll to each they’re own the flinch factor won’t occur. I’ve been shooting flintlocks for over 40 years but not to say I don’t pull one from time to time but I’m not new to the sport just new to shooting a flintlock pistol. Thanks for your input
 

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