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Any of you all been bitten by the traditional side lock black powder bug? I have and it's way fun. Both at the range, plinking (a woods walk) as well as hunting.  I've got a Traditions .50 cal percussion lock and 2 Colt repros, a .36 and a .44.  Slow to load but fun as all get out to shoot. 

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No  but KI have known guys who get a blast (no pun intended) out of BP.

 

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Long time smokepole dragger, I have a Thompson Center Renegade 54, Cabela's rolling block 50, CVA Optima Elite, a old family air loom Damascus double barrel 10 gauge, shoots black powder loaded in brass cases. Keeping my eye's out for a flintlock 50 if I ever find one reasonable maybe a Lyman Plains Rifle or a Hawken style. Have more deer with the 54 than any of my centerfires. May end up building a kit flintlock

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I've been thinking flinter for while.  As a lefty though I'd not want the lock next to my eye.  the flinter does have its allure though.

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15 hours ago, Sandan said:

As a lefty

I'm a southpaw myself, that's why I thought the rolling block was a good rifle for me. I learned at a young age to shoot righty, my grandfather told me it's a right hand world learn to do what I could right hand. I am left eye dominant but still able to shoot right handed with the right eye. After the pan flash on a flint it may not matter right or left hand until the smoke clears or wear a patch over your right eye😁 you would look like a pirate🤣 but shooting glasses should help protect you. 

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My grandmother wanted to tie my left hand down. I always wear glasses when I shoot. My cap lock is a lefty. The rolling block was a great idea.  I haven't given up on the flinter, I'm still thinking about it. 

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My grandfather was naturally left-handed, born in 1886. Every time he picked up a pencil with his left hand, the teacher would smack his knuckles with a ruler. He developed into a rather fancy scroll-like signature. I can do most anything from either side. My son is LH and it was a chore to find LH bows. He finally found a LH Remington 700.

Felt sorry for the LH guys in basic training, shooting the M-16.

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I do lots of tasks ambidextrous but prefer to write and tie lefty, but the older I get the more I do lefty. Probably being left eye dominant with degrading eyesight. Until the brass deflector for the m16 you would get hot brass in the utility shirt, burns on the neck. 

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I'm naturally left-handed but only eat and write LH. Everything else is with both sides. Uncle Sam didn't issue brass deflectors.

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I have a CVA .45 cal that a friend made.  I am left eye dominant and shoot mostly left handed with a rifle, right with a bow.  Do surgery and tie right handed.  I am almost ambidextrous.   Cannot write very legibly with either hand.

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On 3/24/2022 at 10:59 AM, DarrellP said:

 Cannot write very legibly with either hand

Of course not, you are a doctor😄. No one can ever read what a doctor writes. It doesn't matter it must apply to both 2 legged and 4 legged doc's!

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12 hours ago, cphubert said:

Of course not, you are a doctor😄. No one can ever read what a doctor writes. It doesn't matter it must apply to both 2 legged and 4 legged doc's!

That is true. Being able to do surgery or tie flies doesn't cross over.

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