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Unread 12-23-2012, 10:41 PM
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Long range muzzle loaders

Does anyone out there have any experience with one of the production long range muzzle loaders( bad bull , swing lock, Dixie gun works)? Had a buck of a lifetime at 300 yards for 45 minutes last night. 175-200 is the max for my night long range. Here in Iowa we see some big ones in our late muzzle loader season, but they are out feeding in big flat fields.
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    Unread 12-24-2012, 09:34 AM
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    Re: Long range muzzle loaders

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    Does anyone out there have any experience with one of the production long range muzzle loaders( bad bull , swing lock, Dixie gun works)? Had a buck of a lifetime at 300 yards for 45 minutes last night. 175-200 is the max for my night long range. Here in Iowa we see some big ones in our late muzzle loader season, but they are out feeding in big flat fields.
    If you want a true........ LONG RANGE..... muzzleloader, the Ultimate would be my rifle of choice. However they do not come cheap. They are custom made here in Michigan. Muzzleloader - Long Range Muzzleloader - Custom Muzzleloader: Ultimate Firearms
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    Unread 12-24-2012, 12:56 PM
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    Re: Long range muzzle loaders

    a piece of history for you all

    During the Battle Of The Wilderness in 1865, Union General Sedgwick was shot in the head while riding on a horse at 850 yards with a Whitworth target rifle.
    gary
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    Unread 12-25-2012, 12:29 AM
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    Re: Long range muzzle loaders

    I have a savage MLII-10 that shoots smokeless power just like a centerfire. I can reach out to 300 easily. I've heard of some deer taken at 350. I shot one at 175 and another at 185 without any problems.

    No need to spend for a bad bull or any of those others. If I did want a high muzzleloader, I'd buy a NULA.


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    Unread 12-25-2012, 05:58 AM
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    Re: Long range muzzle loaders

    Tim Smith is building a lot of long range muzzleloaders that are being used in Iowa. I have several friends that have them and they are impressive. Tim is a really nice guy and his work is top notch.
    http://www.smithscustomguns.com
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    Unread 12-25-2012, 07:52 AM
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    Re: Long range muzzle loaders

    arrowhead sporting goods llc,luke will hook you up,just built one for under a thousand total. remington ml action pacnor barrel, savage breach plug swing loc smooth die.shooting 275 parker .385bc at 2700fps,have shot under one moa to six hundred yards and easy to tune.running a 200 45 ftx at 3000fps.
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    Unread 12-25-2012, 11:40 AM
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    Re: Long range muzzle loaders

    So what are your thoughts On this? Get a Savage 10ML re barreled to 45 cal and have barrel threaded for a muzzle break...this shouldn't break the bank but should get me to my 300yd goal.
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