hankster76 - The flintlock has too many things that could go wrong (main charge not going off, flint not sparking, etc), or things "going on" (flashpan igniting near face, delay in ignition of main charge) to distract a new hunter. For a first young hunter, may I suggest a synthetic stocked percussion rifle instead of the flintlock. Also you have a better shot at getting one at a decent price. Best of luck in your hunt.
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