kentucky long rifle

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by texaswoodworker, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Hi everyone.

    I was wondering if anyone knows where I can find a good kentucky long rifle or a simular gun for under $500? I am wanting to try blackpowder competition shooting and thought that this would be a good gun to start with. I saw some for sale at cabelas (think they were either traditions or pendersoli) and was also wondering if they are good?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Hawg

    Hawg Active Member

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    They're pretty good entry level guns. Unless you're just set on the Kentucky style I'd go with a Lyman Great Plains in either flint or percussion. Flinters won't work with subs unless you use a small charge of black under it.
     

  3. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    I'm not completely set on the kentucky long rifle, I like it's style and its the best old fasion muzzleloader I could think of. I'd like to learn some more about the lyman. Any advise on where to get one and wether flintlock or precussion is better for competition?

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  4. Hawg

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    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Thanks for the advise. It's pretty close to my price range so I'll probably get it. I plan on using it to hunt some too so which caliber would you reccomend? 50 or 54?
     
  6. Hawg

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    I much prefer the 54.
     
  7. TheOldMan

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    You might even consider the Kentucky rifle in kit form also from Cabella's... $299 for the kit.. You can finish it however you like and the pride of knowing you built it yourself... Just a thought.
     
  8. Hawg

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    It's probably a good shooter, also for round balls. I can't get over that hinky brass spacer in the two piece stock.:eek:
     
  9. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    FWIW, everybody went ga-ga over the bolt action-in line- shotshell primed muzzleloaders for hunting, and the traditional side lock percussion cap muzzleloaders were suddently last year's thang. I picked up a VERY nice Thompson Center Renegade in 50 cal, very nice wood, excellent metal- for under $200. Will shoot round ball but really likes maxis, and is more accurate than I am.
     
  10. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    I looked and it I have to agree with hawg about that 2 piece stock. Other than that I like it but I think I'll go with the Lyman for now. It would be a neet project for the futer though.
     
  11. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    I also looked at this and I liked it. I had to compare it several times to the Lyman befor I finally made a dicision. I decided that I like the Lyman a little better but it was really close.

    Thanks for the advise everyone, I found some lymans on gunbroker for around $300 so I'll check those out.

    thanks again.