Wednesday, February 28th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Wednesday, February 28th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Hunting with flintlocks: Why loading the maximum charge might not be the best course of action

A reduced gun powder charge might provide improved accuracy. (Photos by Jerry Bush)
While not able to handle the same amount of gunpowder that inline muzzleloaders can safely fire, many flintlock shooters caught the “more powder is better” craze in the mid-1980s, when inline units hit the market. Flintlock shooters shared a desire to dump as much blackpowder down the muzzle as possible. Modern flintlock rifles are stronger than the Pennsylvania Long Rifle carried by the legendary Daniel Boone. The fact is, improvements continue.
digital devicesThis content is restricted to subscribers of If you are already an subscriber, you can log in here. If you are not and would like to read this and all the other great content has to offer, click here.

Share on Social


Hand-Picked For You

Related Articles

For a limited time, you can get full access to breaking news, all original Outdoor News stories and updates from the entire Great Lakes Region and beyond, the most up-to-date fishing & hunting reports, lake maps, photo & video galleries, the latest gear, wild game cooking tips and recipes, fishing & hunting tips from pros and experts, bonus web content and much, much more, all on your smartphone, tablet or desktop For just a buck per month!

Some restrictions apply. Not valid with other promotions. $1 per month for 6 months (you will be billed $6) and then your subscription will renew at standard subscription rates. For more information see Terms and Conditions. This offer only applies to and not for any Outdoor News print subscriptions. Offer valid thru 3/31/23.

Already a subscriber to Click here to login.

Before you go... Get the latest outdoor news sent to your inbox.

Sign up for our free newsletter.

Email Address(Required)
What outdoor activities interest you?