First flintlock deer.

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Ballshooter

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I have shot many deer in my time even a few, with my .54 caplock but, this is my first roundball flintlock kill. I was so excited like it was a huge buck lol. Anyways it turns out it was a little buton buck. Spent all day in the rain and was headed back to the rig when I jumped him in the brush. He ran I whistled making him stop and look back at me he was roughly 50 yards..Only shot I had was his head..I was confident I could make the shot. Sparks flew and he hit the Dirt!

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.530 roundball poured by me.
Walmart blue pillow ticking with bear tallow for the lube.
80 grains by volume of my homemade 3F black powder.
Gun my .54 cal GPR flintlock with an L&R lock.
 

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Well done and that is one fine looking rifle. I would love to have a flintlock hawken.
 
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Good deal, nice eating deer, sometimes it is not about a kill but what brought you too the kill. Seems like your possibles add too the memories connected with the shot, Not too up set anyone but I am a cross hunter,un-mentionables and flint locks, As I re-load all my own CF ammo it gives me a satisfaction that I shot the animal with ammo I loaded. Our late muzzle loader season is approaching and since I had no luck in the early season I cannot wait too get the .62 in the woods. GOOD HUNTING TOO YOU.
 

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I think this deer has some Albino in him a little white in the rear and sides. I have seen a full Albino buck in this area last year.
 

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The wood is the factory walnut. I re-did it using a propane torch to give it a tiger stripe look. This is a picture before the L&R lock installed.
That looks amazing. Would you mind telling more of the process you used with the torch?
 

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That stock came out awesome. Nice deer. Very cool making all your own supplies.
 

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I think this deer has some Albino in him a little white in the rear and sides. I have seen a full Albino buck in this area last year.


That's called a "piebald". Those have the white areas mixed with the dark. An "albino" is a mutation and will be pure white with pink eyes. I've seen both on many occasions and a couple of albino doe used to hang around our backyard.
 

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That's called a "piebald". Those have the white areas mixed with the dark. An "albino" is a mutation and will be pure white with pink eyes. I've seen both on many occasions and a couple of albino doe used to hang around our backyard.
Cool info thanks learned something new!
 

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