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supergus 10-20-2008 03:10 AM

? about modern muzzleloaders...
Can anyone explain what the modern muzzleloader (CVA, T/C, Savage, etc.)is best at? As someone who is not a hunter but is trying to fill up my safe before the election, is a muzzleloader worth the money, or am I better off buying ammo for what I already have?

cpttango30 10-20-2008 10:41 AM

Me personaly I wouldn't bother with them. But then again You can make black powder yourself and you can cast your own bullets if need be. No matter what people say many a big game animals have dies from a front stuffer and a lead ball.

c3shooter 10-20-2008 05:59 PM

IMHO, muzzleloaders excel at getting you an extra two weeks of deer season. Not much else. The MODERN muzzleloader (in-line, 209 primed, electric primed, etc) is attempting to duplicate the single shot cartridge rifle, but still remain LEGALLY a "primitive arm", and many states provide a separate hunting season for those. I own, shoot, and enjoy a few charcoal burners, but do not see them as being superior to, say, a Browning .243, a Wichester .308, etc. I do cast my own bullets, and COULD make my own powder- but not as high a quality as my store bought stuff.

DuckA 10-21-2008 02:40 AM

I agree with both of the posts above. Unless you want to get a little more time deer hunting, just put the money towards ammo. I have a Knight and it shoots like a champ, but I get it out of the safe during primitive weapons season and that's it.

supergus 10-21-2008 03:02 AM

Thanks guys!

laynejc 10-31-2008 02:31 AM

how do you make your own powder?

DuckA 10-31-2008 04:17 AM


Originally Posted by laynejc (Post 47910)
how do you make your own powder?

Edit: I was going to tell you, but I'm not sure about the legality of it.

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