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View Poll Results: Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?
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Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?

 
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:31 PM
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Re: Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?

Having never owned one until this year (late winter) but growing more fond of it everyday, I have to say a muzzleloader takes one back to the basics of ballistics and becaue you really only get one shot (despite being able to reload fairly quickly with pre-measured powder tubes and bullets in your pocket), a follow up shot to cover a miss is really not an option.

You get one and you make it good, period.

I can see, next to my 308, the smoke pole will be my 'go-to' rifle.

The only thing I don't care for is the Accura V2 is a might nose heavy. It shoulders well, the trigger is very crisp with no slop or pre-travel and I never fiddled with the pull, just left it set at the factory setting.

It's sort of funky looking in Real Tree with a Real Tree Nikon in the mounts. Other than that (because I used to a snot stocked ((synthetic black or grey stock)), it handles and shoots like a cartridge rifle.

The one important feature to me is our hunting rules here in Michigan, where I reside. In this unit, you can't hunt with a centerfire rifle at all. You can hunt with a hangun of sufficient caliber (which I have in a S&W 44 long barreled revolver) or bow or muzzleloader.

We have some fine whitetails in the area, large bucks and adult does that I haven't been able to hunt until now because toting a scoped 44 in the woods and field is cumbersome at best while the Accura can be on my shoulder, out of the way. I'll be added to the deep freeze and mounts this fall.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:26 PM
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Re: Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?

78 grains by weight of Blackhorn 209
290 grain Barnes Spitfire T-EZ
T/C Omega

Harvested a 330 inch elk in Utah in 2013 @ 225 yards.

Double lung shot.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:26 AM
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Re: Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?

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78 grains by weight of Blackhorn 209
290 grain Barnes Spitfire T-EZ
T/C Omega

Harvested a 330 inch elk in Utah in 2013 @ 225 yards.

Double lung shot.
Nice... I consider 250 about the outer limit for a saboted Barnes (I send the 290 TMZ's). Bullet drop is getting real seroius over 200 and at 250 resembles a banana....

Will be switching to Thor, non saboted in 300 grain next year. Thor's are Barnes ballistic tipped, modified for no sabot.

I hear that the Thor will make 400 yards and be lethal.
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