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Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?

 
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:01 PM
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Re: Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?

Are the sharps rifles considered muzzle loaders? i like the looks of them... Does the smokeless stink as much? Thinking about getting a bow and muzzleloader this year. Bought 82 acres of land and want to get a permit to keep the whitetail population down!!! I'm a real conservationist! Live in NY though.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:27 PM
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Re: Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?

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I understand that the new Blackhorn 209 needs no cleaning between shots and you can use Hoppes #9 for cleanup instead of soapy water. I am not really sure if you need to clean at all!

Looks interesting.

edge.
+1 on BH 209. Using sabots I didn't need to clean between shots, 18 rounds. But I did notice a quick swab ever 6-8 shots helped a lot when using patched round ball, as it got a bit tight. Not nearly as bad a Pyro, though.

Easy to clean with normal gun chems.
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:11 AM
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Re: Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?

I want to buy a good quality muzzleloader that easy to clean and doesn't have to be cleaned after 2-3 shots. Accuracy important, for whitetail, 0-200 yards only. Scope mountable but I don't think I will scope it so good iron sights or the ability to replace them with another type important. I may only buy one, so money is not that important. Reliability, looks like a classic and accuracy, simplicity, important.

Any recommendations welcome.

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Old 04-12-2012, 08:45 PM
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Re: Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?

Hi from Montana, whats the best reloading eqpt.
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:35 PM
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Re: Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?

Lyman plains rifle in 54 cal. Round ball with patch. I do user a p. cap though.
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:05 AM
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Re: Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?

etisll40, smokeless does not smell much at all and requires virtually no cleaning either!

It is much cheaper to shoot too.

You could buy a used Savage, a new one, a custom smokeless, convert a centerfire with a custom barrel, etc. It all depends on how much you want to spend.

You can convert a 45-70 Handi rifle to ML for about $125 over the cost of the rifle which makes a very light platform.
Some States do allow single shot rifles to be used during ML season but I do not think that NY is one of them.

If you are interested in converting a rifle or for loads, etc I would recommend Doug's.
Doug's Message Boards - Savage/Smokeless Muzzleloading


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Old 04-22-2012, 08:19 AM
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Re: Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?

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Are the sharps rifles considered muzzle loaders? i like the looks of them... Does the smokeless stink as much? Thinking about getting a bow and muzzleloader this year. Bought 82 acres of land and want to get a permit to keep the whitetail population down!!! I'm a real conservationist! Live in NY though.
The 1873 Model is not considered a ML(at least in most the states I have hunted) because of the open breech. Too bad, I shoot them, and like them as well. I suppose if someone modified one with a screw in breech plug similar to the TC it would be OK. Loading would then have to be done from the muzzle.
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