At the tag end of the deer season, I was lent a Traditions Vortex, and while I didn't get a chance to shoot it, I liked it. My host killed a doe with it and he was impressed with the accuracy and knockdown power.
As such, I broke down and bought a Pursuit UL with a scope last week (helluva deal). Enough with the borrowed slug gun! Now I can practice at will and get dialed in.
I intend to use BH209 in it, and am just now trying to figure out what else I need to buy. I'd like to be as efficient as possible on this as business has been slow. Fortunately, I have some time. I gather I can use the Hoppes #9 I have for cleaning.
What are "must haves"? What are "good to haves"? and What are "fun to haves"?
Great advice! I've been muzzleloading a while and have tried allot of different things with that said I'm still learning and still feel I'm a "noob" also. In my opinion blackhorn209 is the next best thing to sliced bread! If you can I'd weigh the charges. I know allot of people like Barnes however I prefer Hornady SST 250. They are cheaper and very accurate. I'd get the harvestor crushed rib sabots from harvestor and if you can't get moa shooting 100 grains by volume up the charge a bit and knurl the bullets. I'd use Win209 primers and clean between shots when though some say it's not needed I found it worked for me, just a dry patch will work.
There are lots of ways you can do muzzleloading find what works for you and don't let anyone talk you it of it, cause it works for you! Good luck
Just an FYI, if you find BH209 on the shelf someplace, purchase it when you find it and buy more than one bottle. It won't go bad. Later in the year when shooters start shooting more, it starts to become a little scarce at times. When it gets close to fall and hunting season, good luck if you look then. It can be almost impossible to find in some areas.