Re: Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?
Shot my first buck when I was a kid with a 50 cal. Hawken rifle I made. I grew up in the crap state of New Jersey that didn't allow rifles and a shotgun could only be used with buckshot which is useless.(now I live n the crap state of Massachusetts which is as bad, but they do allow slug guns). Shot most of my eastern deer with muzzleloaders. Still use a Virginia 1850's style flintlock for local hunting. It's 50 cal, 40" barrel that shoots a .490 patched roundball with 3F Goex into 3" at 100 yards. Lock time is tuned to be just about indistigusable from a percussion and its dead reliable. A far cry from shooting deer at 1000 yards with my Cooper, but just as much fun.
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