Remington Genesis for $99?

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  1. wyatt earp

    wyatt earp Active Member

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    Is this gun worth buying? It can be had from cabelas for $99 after a mail in rebate.

    Cabela's -- Remington Genesis™ Rifle - Blue/Black

    I don't currently have a muzzleloader but would like the 2 extra weeks of deer season before rifle season opens.

    I wouldn't be posting on this site if I didn't want to know if thing was a shooter. So, how does she do, and how far? If anyone has any experience with this muzzleloader then please share it.

    Thanks for help, Wyatt
     
  2. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Wyatt:
    I bought my first muzzleloader last year. Like you, I wanted to extend my season. I also didn't want to spend a bunch of money on the project. So I looked at all the mid-priced muzzleloaders out there - including the Genesis. After looking at several in stores, I opted against the Genesis because I thought the cam-action breech might get broken in the field.

    Ultimately I chose a CVA Optima Pro. I found out that Gander Mountain sells factory refurbished guns. At that time, the Optima Pros were selling for $329 and I picked up mine for $179.

    Any of the guns that can handle 150grain charges can easily shoot 200+ yards if you can get the accuracy.
     

  3. wyatt earp

    wyatt earp Active Member

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    Thanks for the quick reply .280fan. I was concerned that the cam-action breach would get in the way of mounting a scope. Thanks for the heads-up.

    Wyatt
     
  4. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    wyatt:
    I thought of the possibility that the breech design on the Genesis might make mounting a scope difficult, but ultimately that's just finding scope rings that are high enough.

    The decision factor for me was the possibility of getting that breech caught on something while it was open. Seemed to me that it might easily be torn off or just as bad, damaged. In the field unusable is unusable.
     
  5. 243hunter

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    Testing
     
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  6. 243hunter

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    Hi guy's i'm new to this board i see that some of you are interested in getting into
    b/p huntting i have been huntting with a t/c encore,t/c omega,& a rem 700ml
    i have lot's to tell if you guy's are interested
     
  7. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

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    Heck 243 hunter don't be shy...we can use every bit of your input..Sound off!
     
  8. WRG

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    Actually the cam locks so there is no way for it to get hung up on anything. If you can land this gun for that money you would be crazy not to. I own one and love the performance this ML offers. I can go into detail if you like!
     
  9. chemforever

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    I would like details! I am a new owner of a genesis ML and was wondering if anyone outfitted it with a scope yet. Does anyone know what type of scope mounts I should get for this ML. I have heard conflicting info on the height of mounts needed. Don't really know where to start any help would be appreciated! Do you need to know the model of scope to be used?
     
  10. chemforever

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    I was looking on cabella's website and found these which people seemed to say worked with the ML. Would have liked something in camo as my scope and ML are camo.....If anyone else can find something maybe in camo or that would serve better please post!
     
  11. WRG

    WRG Well-Known Member

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    Chemforever

    The barrel is built at the Traditions factory for Remington under Remington specifications. I found that the base mounts are the same as Traditions newer model muzzelloaders but I can't remember which ones. The scope rings are 1" Weaver style. A local gun shop I use sometimes "but only in a pinch" found them in a catalog they use and thought they might work and as we looked at the package it actually listed the Genesis on the back but not in the catalog.

    I was also looking for camo bases and rings but at the time they were hard to come by and needed to be ordered and I didn't want to wait for them so I went with a flat black set. To be honest with you I kind of like them better. It gives the rifle a tactical look. They match the metal action / trigger area and the barrel sights pretty good. I found rings that are over/unders so I could use the iron sights at close range if need be. I would get as low a profile ring as you can or the scope will sit a tad high.

    There is one thing you will need to watch for concerning the cam lock. If the rifle is tipped forward to-wards the ground the firing pin in the cam will slide forward prevent it from opening or closing. If you haven't shot the rifle yet it may not happen now, but after you fire it, it will. Tipping the barrel up-wards will allow it to open and close. I thought this would be a problem but as long as you know about it, it hasn't been. Thats the only thing I don't like about the rifle. Accuracy is there as long as you keep it clean and use a powder like Blackhorn 209 or Triple seven.

    Do yourself a favor and "Break-in the barrel" properly or you will never be happy with it or any other rifle for that matter. Most hunters / shooters don't believe it is necessary but they are dead wrong! Any new rifle barrel needs to be what is call "Home registered". If you need further explanation of this let me know. I can also give you a load I shot with mine you could try if your interested.

    WRG