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Henry2357

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After many reviews and info from this site, after only owning caplocks, I pulled the trigger on a Pedersoli Kentucky flintlock in 45 cal. Yes, there were some negatives posted about it but, it was in my pri,,, wait, I need not make excuses for the purchase, I’m just a happy flintlocker, at least when it gets here. Thanks for all the advice I read in these threads, not only on rifles but, a whole lot of other info.
Now that Goex is back in stock at Grafs time to order some,,,,, 3f ?? I post that as a question, I’m thinking 3f for the charge and pan also for. 45 ?
Thanks to all you knowledgeable folks , Joe
 

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3f should be the best powder for your new rifle. Generally you can get by using that in the pan too and not just in the barrel.
 

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The Pedersolis are nice rifles. I sure you will enjoy it. 3f is the ticket. I would start off with about 50grs. Everyone that I have seen was pretty accurate. Good luck with it.
 

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Yes, there were some negatives posted about it but, it was in my pri,,, wait, I need not make excuses for the purchase
Right it's your cash, and you need only please yourself.

Keep the patent breech clean...,
Check your patches for cutting, as sometimes Pedersoli can leave some sharp edges on the rifle lands...,
You may want to switch out the thick steel front sight post for a thinner one to get more accuracy from you eyes with the Pedersoli barrel...

So doing all of that, you should enjoy your new piece. :thumb:

LD
 

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After many reviews and info from this site, after only owning caplocks, I pulled the trigger on a Pedersoli Kentucky flintlock in 45 cal. Yes, there were some negatives posted about it but, it was in my pri,,, wait, I need not make excuses for the purchase, I’m just a happy flintlocker, at least when it gets here. Thanks for all the advice I read in these threads, not only on rifles but, a whole lot of other info.
Now that Goex is back in stock at Grafs time to order some,,,,, 3f ?? I post that as a question, I’m thinking 3f for the charge and pan also for. 45 ?
Thanks to all you knowledgeable folks , Joe
You will be fine with 3f in the pan I use it for targets and hunting have no problems. On a new rifle I match powder charge with cal. size and work from there. Good luck and have fun Rocklocks are ADDICTIVE!!

Mike
 

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Right it's your cash, and you need only please yourself.

Keep the patent breech clean...,
Check your patches for cutting, as sometimes Pedersoli can leave some sharp edges on the rifle lands...,
You may want to switch out the thick steel front sight post for a thinner one to get more accuracy from you eyes with the Pedersoli barrel...

So doing all of that, you should enjoy your new piece. :thumb:

LD
Thanks, will do. I have a patent breach on one of my caplocks and bought the right (smaller) accessories to clean it, I am anal about cleaning...My wife is lucky she has me.LOL
 

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The breech on the Kentucky you bought is not quite what you would call a patent as the flash channel is drilled out the bottom of the breech into a pocket that is under the cross drilled hole for the liner. It's easy to keep clean but be cautious when wiping between shots. Use a tapered jag and you will be fine. I do a 5 minute soak with MAP and use a 22 cal bronze brush when cleaning to get into the flash channel. Both of my Pedersoli Kentucky rifles are very accurate and a real joy to shoot. Congratulations on your new muzzy!
 

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3f should be great. I use it in my 20 gauge smoothbores in both main charge and pan. (Less is more in the pan) And I used it when I had a .45 caliber Pedersoli rifle. I believe, if I remember right, that my most accurate hunting load was around 60 or 65 grains, but also found a 25 yard plinking load that was super accurate somewhere around 40 grains.

Enjoy your new rifle.

Oh, and like Loyalist Dave said, make sure you keep that hole in the breach clean. That was the only trouble I ever had with mine.
 

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You're gonna love flinters. It is another, and satisfying, layer to the hobby.

I will say some prayers that your future acquisitions don't exceed you budget. My wife said they worked for me. Barely. :D

Jeff
 

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I have a Pedersoli Kentucky 45 flinter that I got about 20 yrs. ago. It has a tight bore, Its pet load is 70 gr. 3f and a .433 ball in a .010 patch. super accurate. The liner was to long, it was blocking the flash channel, I had to shorten it and coned the inside, I also opened up the touch hole a little.
 

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Well, a little disappointed, ordered from Dixie on Sunday and really expected it to be shipped by now. I have ordered from them a couple years back and I think they shipped the next day. Spoke to them yesterday and was told it would be going out today. Nada,, Am I being to anxious? Someone tell me this is normal......:dunno:
 

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Well, a little disappointed, ordered from Dixie on Sunday and really expected it to be shipped by now. I have ordered from them a couple years back and I think they shipped the next day. Spoke to them yesterday and was told it would be going out today. Nada,, Am I being to anxious? Someone tell me this is normal......:dunno:
It's normal. I have ordered small parts from them that shipped same day - and 4 or 5 days. Just depends on how busy they are.
 

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Years ago I had a .50 Pedersoli Cub that took quite a few deer up to the 100 (+ or -) yard distance. Accuracy was NEVER a problem but the tiny flint lock was. But I managed.
 

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I own several Pedersoli flinter’s to include your Kentucky and the Cub that hanshi mentioned. Both take 5/8” flint’s. They both spark well and fire instantaneous if you do your part.

The Pedersoli Kentucky is a very good rifle for the money. Dependable, fire’s fast, and is pretty accurate. Not bad looking either! What more can a person ask for?

Congratulations on your new rifle my friend!

Respectfully, Cowboy
 
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