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Offline tilefish

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First elk with a flintlock
« on: October 21, 2019, 02:11:32 AM »
First off I would like to say thanks to the members of this forum especially the hero members.If it wasn't for the wealth of information you all share about rifles, calibers, and load data. I would not have been able to take this beautiful cow elk.I was able to get in range of a bull but just didn't feel comfortable about the shot.But was more than happy with a cow.I have to say hunting with a flintlock is by far the most rewarding hunting I have ever done.Thanks again everyone.
Chad

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Re: First elk with a flintlock
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2019, 02:26:36 AM »
Good for you!
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Offline Terry Reynolds

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Re: First elk with a flintlock
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2019, 02:37:33 AM »
Congratulations tilefish. Where was the harvest? Give us some details on the harvest. What caliber and load? How far was the shot? I like the details. Thanks   
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Offline MuskratMike

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Re: First elk with a flintlock
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2019, 02:39:31 AM »
Any elk taken with a flintlock is a trophy elk. Congratulations and job well done.
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Keep your eyes on the skyline, your flint sharp and powder dry.

Offline tilefish

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Re: First elk with a flintlock
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2019, 02:54:14 AM »
 Rifle is a Tip Curtis Allentown pattern in 54 cal. The load was 110gr of goex ffg with a .530 hornady round ball .20 denim patch and mink oil. Shot was freehand 72yds. Still can't believe I hit her was shaking so bad. Ball entered right behind the shoulder no exit hole.Was hunting public land in Idaho.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2019, 02:57:34 AM by tilefish »
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Offline Smo

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Re: First elk with a flintlock
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2019, 03:58:06 AM »
Congrats on a fine kill.

It must be the week end for Tip Curtis .54 cal rifles ...
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Offline tilefish

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Re: First elk with a flintlock
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2019, 04:09:49 AM »
That's for sure Smo. He builds a nice rifle. Congrats on the buck he's a beauty.
Chad

Offline RichG

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Re: First elk with a flintlock
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2019, 04:36:23 AM »
hope to be joining the club in a couple weeks!

Offline hatman

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Re: First elk with a flintlock
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2019, 08:56:51 AM »
What a great accomplishment. You deserve to be very proud. 
I, too, learn so much from the masters here.

Offline alacran

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Re: First elk with a flintlock
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2019, 01:59:04 PM »
Congratulations!! I have killed 4 elk cows with a caplock Hawken but the most rewarding one was the cow I shot last December with a Bucks County Flintlock.

Offline MuskratMike

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Re: First elk with a flintlock
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2019, 04:43:10 PM »
Tilefish:
Were you up by McCall?
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Keep your eyes on the skyline, your flint sharp and powder dry.

Offline Craig Wilcox

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Re: First elk with a flintlock
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2019, 06:01:54 PM »
Congrats, Tile fish!  You can't eat the horns, and I have always found doe meat to be just as tasty, and a bit more tender.
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Offline Anonymous

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Re: First elk with a flintlock
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2019, 06:13:43 PM »
Elk are hunted and taken every year with a variety a methods, and have got to believe that very few are taken with a flintlock.  Congratulations on becoming a member of a rather exclusive club.

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Re: First elk with a flintlock
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2019, 06:50:16 PM »
Tilefish:
Were you up by McCall?
  Thanks Muskrat Mike I was about fifty miles from McCall.
Chad

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Re: First elk with a flintlock
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2019, 11:13:52 PM »
Congrats!!! 



Like was said, I'm certain very few elk are taken every year by flintlocks.  Definitely something to be proud of!!

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Re: First elk with a flintlock
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2019, 11:38:10 PM »
Congratulations, tilefish, on a nice elk.  There's nothing to compare with taking a big game animal with a flintlock.  You'll always remember your first but each and every one will be a total thrill.  Good shooting and that rifle is really nice.
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Offline Mike from OK

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Re: First elk with a flintlock
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2019, 12:47:27 AM »
Congratulations!

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Offline tilefish

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Re: First elk with a flintlock
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2019, 01:44:40 AM »
Thanks everyone really appreciate all the positive comments.
Chad

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Re: First elk with a flintlock
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2019, 04:25:20 AM »
Congratulations!  Awesome hunt.

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Re: First elk with a flintlock
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2019, 05:32:11 AM »
Congratulations, good job.

Offline wattlebuster

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Re: First elk with a flintlock
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2019, 12:14:31 PM »
Good deal. Some good eats there
Nothing beats the feel of a handmade southern iron mounted flintlock on a cold frosty morning

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Re: First elk with a flintlock
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2019, 03:48:09 PM »
Excellent! Congrats!
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Offline Standing Bear

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Re: First elk with a flintlock
« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2019, 03:10:36 PM »
Outstanding!!!   Any elk taken on public lands is a trophy IMO.  Using a flinter is icing on the cake.
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Re: First elk with a flintlock
« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2019, 10:39:16 PM »
Congrats, Tile fish!  You can't eat the horns.


Hmmm...actually, a squirrel told me otherwise.  ;)
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Re: First elk with a flintlock
« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2019, 05:13:20 AM »
Really cool! That’s like my dream hunt, getting an elk with my .54.