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First flintlock deer
« on: December 07, 2015, 06:05:09 AM »
I watched this guy chase a little buck off, he then worked his way to me and stopped slightly quartered to me at 65 Yds.  Sent the roundball through shoulders and the hide stopped it on the far side.  He plowed 10' and then fell over.  I can post a picture of ball tomorrow.
Taken with a .62 smoothbore canoe gun that I got from Moleeyes here on the forum.

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Re: First flintlock deer
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2015, 06:58:06 AM »
Wonderful buck there.  Congrats.  I saw one in the dark tonight in the side splash of my headlights that was toting a major coat-rack too.

I've let a few walk this year, maybe they get big before I see them again. 


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Re: First flintlock deer
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2015, 07:04:42 AM »
Nice Buck! Shout WAHOO! And dance nice. Yeah, 62 rb in the shoulders? Not much tracking with a hit like that. Would do about the same for Elk.
I can't see open sights good enough anymore. Too much risk to shoot at critters. I even need a "cheater" with an aperture now.  My first FL big game was an Antelope.
Shot many since but never wrote it down so no idea how many. I think I was up to 70 perhaps 25(?) years back most with a FL and a couple with ML pistols.

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Re: First flintlock deer
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2015, 07:46:39 AM »
Good job on a great buck. Looks to be a wide rack with lots of pizaz.

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Re: First flintlock deer
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2015, 07:58:35 AM »
That's one for the wall for sure! Looks like he will go at least 150 Boone and Crockett. Real nice buck,
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« Last Edit: December 07, 2015, 07:59:43 AM by flinchrocket »

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Re: First flintlock deer
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2015, 08:30:21 AM »
That is a buck of a life time.
Big wide massive rack on an equally big bodied buck.
I hope you did not have to drag him too far.

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Re: First flintlock deer
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2015, 02:42:44 PM »
  Congrats, great Buck and Shot too,good looking gun.

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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2015, 05:13:30 PM »
Wow!  What a great buck. Congratulations!

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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2015, 05:43:43 PM »
Nice one!  And he hasn't had many shots taken at him.  Last one I saw that big, came out of F&W area near me.  12 points, if they had all been there.  One tine had been shot off, and there was a perfect .44 or .45cal hole through one of the main beams.  Talk about 'buck fever';) 

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Re: First flintlock deer
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2015, 06:05:31 PM »
He had been shot before, had a healed wound in hide and puss pocket on right leg,  I shot one the day before with inline that had been shot in foot and healed.
Heard 3 quick shots one morning from another guy that hunts the property(he tries to run me out every year even though I have permission from landowner) he walked over while I was hunting to see what I was doing, I told him fishing.  I asked if he got one and he said he shot at one as it ran by! He didn't even look for blood.  I just shook my head. Can't talk sense into someone like that.  Happens every year. 

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Re: First flintlock deer
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2015, 06:46:29 PM »
I watched this guy chase a little buck off, he then worked his way to me and stopped slightly quartered to me at 65 Yds.  Sent the roundball through shoulders and the hide stopped it on the far side.  He plowed 10' and then fell over.  I can post a picture of ball tomorrow.
Taken with a .62 smoothbore canoe gun that I got from Moleeyes here on the forum.


I think Wes is being a little modest.  That canoe gun from Jackie Brown is quite accurate; however, it has no rear sight and only has a 24" barrel which doesn't give you much to sight down.  I'd shot a few hogs with it here in the palmettos and swamps of FL.  But in heavy cover like that those shots were only 30 - 35 yards tops.  A 65 yard dead on shot is something to be very proud of indeed.  And like Dan said, a .62 round ball through both shoulders is a show stopper.  Atta boy, Wes.

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Re: First flintlock deer
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2015, 07:22:14 PM »
Excellent.  I can't wait to someday take my first deer with a flintlock.
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Re: First flintlock deer
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2015, 09:24:49 PM »
@!*% fine shooting Wes!
Now, next year try for a better one.
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Re: First flintlock deer
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2015, 11:54:10 PM »
That definitely was some good shooting.  And that buck, he's worth being measured.  Yep, a real trophy.
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Re: First flintlock deer
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2015, 04:38:44 AM »
Congratulations, that is a fine looking animal. A buck like that is rare around here. The bucks have been overharvested with bucks only seasons for years and very few animals make it long enough to really mature. Good job!
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Re: First flintlock deer
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2015, 05:46:28 AM »
Darn nice deer right there! I had an eight pointer in the yard early last spring, just a beautiful animal, he came out a little behind three does. Yours reminds me of that one Wes. Congratulations.

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« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2015, 07:17:24 AM »
  That's one for the wall me thinks! Very nice buck.

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Re: First flintlock deer
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2015, 04:34:57 PM »
Beautiful buck. Cool canoe gun.
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Re: First flintlock deer
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2015, 07:32:09 PM »
Recovered roundball weighs in 1 grain less than a new ball and measures .815

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Re: First flintlock deer
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2015, 07:46:35 PM »
Well done, Wes - wonderful buck with any gun, but spectacular with your stubby flinter.
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Re: First flintlock deer
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2015, 02:37:10 AM »
Well done, Wes - wonderful buck with any gun, but spectacular with your stubby flinter.

Glad you said it, not me.  That's a short pony gun.  

I do like the bore size, bit smaller than your moose masher ain't it D?

Recovered roundball weighs in 1 grain less than a new ball and measures .815

I'm fascinated how the hide tends to stop the ball no matter the range or caliber.  My rifle killed two hefty bucks last season, one at 17 yards and one at ~100.  Ball stopped under hide both times.  It's a 54 over a moderate charge (and 2x the bbl).  ;D

ALSO Mr. Wes K, where are you located (or where abouts was your hunt)?  Buddy and I are guessing about that.  Set us straight, settle the wager.   :D
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Re: First flintlock deer
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2015, 06:11:25 AM »
Only if I get 10% Wade!  I hunt central IL

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Re: First flintlock deer
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2015, 01:10:59 AM »
I watched this guy chase a little buck off, he then worked his way to me and stopped slightly quartered to me at 65 Yds.  Sent the roundball through shoulders and the hide stopped it on the far side.  He plowed 10' and then fell over.  I can post a picture of ball tomorrow.
Taken with a .62 smoothbore canoe gun that I got from Moleeyes here on the forum.


That buck is a bruiser! :o Nice work! Got my first flint buck this year as well. We need a separate thread to post everyones deer with flintlocks.

Whats the green score on a that buck Wes? Pushing 160+?

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Re: First flintlock deer
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2015, 03:47:36 AM »
Awesome buck an a great shot. But it couldn't have been with that there canoe gun. Cause dares no such thing. Right? But I sure like the one I have. An can't wait to use it next season. You done good!

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Re: First flintlock deer
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2015, 04:25:36 AM »
O boy don't start the canoe gun debate! Haha
Not sure what he scores, typically don't score my bucks but I'll see what this one measures.  Just got the skull boiled