bone collector vs pro hunter

Discussion in 'Muzzleloader Hunting' started by longrangehuntr, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. longrangehuntr

    longrangehuntr Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have any reviews on either of these muzzleloaders? I will be hunting in wet conditions and high elevation.
     
  2. ENCORE

    ENCORE Well-Known Member

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    They're both great rifles, with many of both being used in the mid-west. I prefer the Pro Hunter myself. Always been partial to the Encore Platform rifles. As far as any wet conditions, what would apply to ANY muzzleloader applies to either.

    Many shooters have bought the FX Pro Hunter, which is a designated muzzleloader and unable to change barrels. However this also presents some issues if a shooter wants to modify the trigger pull, hinge pin etc. The 209x50 or XT are much easier to modify and improve, so much so its like having a different rifle. Modifications to make a great rifle an excellent rifle are about $35.00 making the modifications yourself.

    IMO you wouldn't go wrong with either but, my preference would be the Pro Hunter.
     

  3. longrangehuntr

    longrangehuntr Well-Known Member

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    I do like the encore pro hunter system with being able to swap out the uppers just like an ar.
     
  4. njbowhntr

    njbowhntr Active Member

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    I do not have any experience with the bone collector. But I do own a Pro Hunter. I love my Pro Hunter. I am shooting 110gr(volume) of Blackhorn pushing a 290gr barnes. I shoot my fouler, and then 3 shot groups of 1".

    The reason I choice the Pro Hunter is for the changeability of the platform. I have not hunted at high elevations with it, but many a foul weather day. No problems with the foul weather. I have even spent a few days at the range on bad days, without a problem.