My father just bought a Kentucky rifle from cabelas, his first flintlock.
It is made by Pedersoli. It is a 7lb full walnut stocked 50cal with a 35 1/2" barrel. Twist is 1 in 48"
Took it out today to sight it in.
Using 4f pan and 2f Goex main charge. 350gr Maxi-Hunter bullet
First shots were low and left using max charge of 100gr. Gave a few taps with a drift on the rear sight to correct windage.
Decided to try a load of 90gr FF before beginning to file down the front sight and the elevation was dead on at 50yds. Lucky me
No filing needed.
Fired a few more shots from rest at 50yds to confirm. Might be hitting just a tad to the left but Im going to leave it alone for now.
Walked up to 25yd and fired one shot offhand and it's the shot at 8 o'clock of the bulls eye. Not bad grouping overall---I'm not the greatest with a flinter
Nice rifle, the top edge of the hooked buttstock began to smart a little when firing from the bench, it was digging into my shoulder. It was not an issue firing offhand.
Only complaint I have is the flash hole is very small, none of the picks I have would fit. Had a few "flash-in-the pan" misfires due to fouling in the flash hole. Ended up using a large straightened fishhook to clean the hole.
Im considering opening the flashhole up just a bit to make more reliable.
Any suggestions to this from the more experienced BP guys/gals is welcomed.---Gate