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YES 932 56.18%
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Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?

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Unread 06-11-2012, 08:22 PM
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Re: Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?

I will check back from time to time to see if anyone has returned. I am from Vermont and glad to be here on this site. I am hoping for some good discussions where I can learn a few things and also send some wisdom of my own. Talk to you later.
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Unread 06-11-2012, 10:13 PM
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Re: Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?

CamDog, thanks for the vote of confidence. I want to Muzzle hunt this year so I think I'll go the Savage route. I do like the David Pedersoli caplocks though. I wonder if they or one like it shoots halfway decent. I want to have something of the older period to experiment with. Any ideas welcomed on caplocks too. I am looking at getting a fairly safe one, maybe a Pedersoli?

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Unread 06-11-2012, 11:34 PM
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Re: Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?

There is a guy who is a savage fanatic, his name is Randy Wakeman. You can type in randy wakeman on google, savage this randywakeman and savage that randy wakeman and his sights will come up w/ alot of accurate information involving the savage. He is a specialist when it comes to muzzleloaders. Sometimes when I am looking for some information, I'll just type in randy wakeman and the subject. It has to do w/ muzzleloaders and perferably the savage w/ him. I am not a cap lock kind of guy. so I really dont know alot or ant info regarding that. I am although intrested in the savage, Omega and such. I went shooting today w/ the jacketed hydra cons 300 grain and It shoots very accurate out of my Omega. Sometime type in" Parker Bullets" and you will see what Bob Parker makes. He has a line of bullets made for speeds that the savage puts out. The Match Hunter bullets are something else to look at. You will have to check out Bobs muzzleloader page. I dont know exactly the web sites address, I just type in Parker Bullets and that brings me into sites that take me in like Parker Productions. Bob is an awsome man and great person to deal with. He has no problem sending bullets to sample. He has a good heart and cares for people. His bullets are expensive but believe me when i say they are the best. You will need to research this yourself and go from there. Its about 11:30 pm and I have a long day at the pool tomorrow. I work at a spa, nice job. Anyways, be back tomorrow night around 11:00. Take care and keep safe
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Unread 06-12-2012, 12:02 AM
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Re: Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?

Has anyone been able to try the new Alliant black powder? I just seen it on the shelves a few days ago. There is not much the store could tell me about it.

Another question: Has anyone shot saboted bullets through their chrony? As I understand there has probably been many, I just am curious where is the best place to set it, close or far. Do you set it close so the sabot and bullet pass through together?
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Unread 06-12-2012, 06:27 AM
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Re: Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?

meatyrem, yes I am familiar w/ chrony to a certain degree. Ballistics are very important part of my muzzleloading. The chrony is set close as to never hit the thing w, your projectile. The sabot portion of the test is past tense as the reading will take the first thing through. I would keep it level and approx. 3 to 5 feet in front of the muzzle. Thats what there talking about when they talk FPS at the muzzle, and of course then 50 yards, 100 yards fps and so on. Let me know if you have a few bullets your wondering about and I'll give you the readings. I will need size of bullet, how much powder and what powder. I have a list w/ just about every muzzleloader bullet ballistics going. Let me know if you need anything. Also, I am a blackhorn 209 user and have no idea of this Alliant powder. I thought it was around for along time now. I am not sure. Blackhorn is pricy but I believe it to be the best around and very close to smokeless specs. I just like the shot after shot no cleaning after every shot idea. It's very powerful and consistent. I love the fact that the breech plug never gets stuck anymore and also the only thing needed on the plug is white teflon tape wrapped once around. This too gives it a nice seal w/ no blow back. It's just a good product in my opinion. Oh , I want to mention for all savage intrested , that Dougs muzzleloader forum is a site that is ALL die hard Savage muzzleloader hunters. Check it out. I'll get back later tonight after work approx. 11:00 pm. Thanks for allowing me to share.
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Unread 06-12-2012, 07:43 AM
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Re: Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?

I would not worry about Randy Wakeman. If you really want good info on the Savage 10ML-ll go to this web site. And learn the truth about them from the owners. And the best informed group of guys you will meet.
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Unread 06-12-2012, 09:08 AM
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Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Killeen, TX
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Re: Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?

I have hunted with a muzzle loader for over 30 years. I started with a Lyman Great Plains 50 cal, actually glass bedded it and have won many shoots with it. One hole groups are expected at 25 yards. This rifle is a 32" barrel rifled one turn in 60" and is therefore a round ball gun. Covered with a patch of mattress ticking .018 and approximately 1.25" square and lubed with crisco (melt crisco, drop patch in melted crisco and remove and press dry with paper towel, put the patches in old #11 cap cans) it is quite effective on elk and deer. I also cut patches on rifle crown lubed with Dawn or Ivory dish soap. Gun is very accurate out to 200 yards but lacking in the power dept although my youngest dropped a cow elk at 170 yards with a single shot. I have replaced the sights with some available from a shop in Pagosa Springs, still just a blade in front and a authentic type rear notch sight. I started with Pyrodex and still use both P 90gr for hunting and RS or Select 100gr for target shooting. No need to clean between shots, but I shoot a fowling shot at the beginning of a hunt and clean after the hunt is over. Guns are 9 pounds. Built a second with fancy walnut. Have used in-lines with and without a scope. They shot great but have since given the in-lines to my sons and am back with the Great Plains.
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