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Old 11-01-2014, 05:12 PM   #1
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So I have been looking around at the different forums and there seems to be this venomous disagreement about which is more ethical for hunting in muzzle loading season. I have them both and hunt with them both. I guess I am not so sure why there is a pissing match. To me it seems kinda like the 30-06 guys getting mad at the 300win mag guys. Maybe one of you guys can give your thoughts on the topic.
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Old 11-01-2014, 06:52 PM   #2
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In many states it's called a "primitive weapons" season. An inline with synthetic "black powder" sabot bullets and optical sights are essentially no different than a modern single shot.
The idea of a primitive weapons season was that you were at a disadvantage,the original intent has been circumvented and some of the traditionalist are crying foul!
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I guess I'm other states I can see their point. Here in co there are no sabots no pellitized powder and no optics allowed during muzzle loading season.
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Because a lot of the tradition-al folks are purists, and feel that the inline gives more of an advantage. To them, it is not Primitive Hunting when a properly set up inline with modern conicals, powder pellets, and a full on modern rifle scope can allow a shooter to be more accurate at longer ranges. To them, and to some degree I agree with them, it takes the challenge out of the hunt.

I have and shoot both types of M\L, and to me, if you are sucking in sulfer after your shot, you are still sucking in sulfer. As a hunter, I feel that I owe that game animal a quick, clean kill, as I would want if I were in it's foot steps. This is why my cap locks and flint locks are mostly range toys (with the exception of the PA flintlock only deer season on Presque Isle state park in the bay in Erie), and my magnum inlines are my hunters. I am not saying that the old stuff will not get the job done. It will. My question is if you had to defend your home and your family and you had the choice between a modern pump action shotgun\AR-15 and a single shot shotgun, which would you use?

Both will get the job done, but why not take every advantage you can? in some places you can still run a hog with dogs and finish it off with a knife. I have seen what happens first hand when things go wrong doing it this way, and I will always hog hunt with a gun after that. *





* I was on a hog hunt in NC where one of the guys decided to show dad and I "How a Man kills a hog" when his curs pinned one down. 3 hours from the nearest hospital, he walked in with his knife out, and lunged in to double lung it with a 12 inch Bowie knife. That 200 pound hog whipped it's head up, and laid his forearm open to the bone with his cutters, Dumb azz got a 6 inch laceration for his troubles, and I wound up putting a slug into the hogs CNS to finish it. thankfully dad kept a trauma kit in the truck, and he knew how to use it. We were able to stop the bleeding, and get him to the closest ER before he bled out. Life lesson, use every advantage you have in everything you do, and learn how to properly treat as many injuries as you can when someone does something incredibly stupid.
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Kfox- excellent example of evolution in action.


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I personally like the more traditional approach and started shooting black powder back around 1972 just before the movie Jeremiah Johnson came out. For many of the guys in this area its more about extending the season than doing it the old fashion way. Inlines rule in this area. While my physical address is in S. Maine I only sleep here, I live in NH. The NH black powder season usually begins 10 days prior to the regular season, Maine in their infinite wisdom has the black powder hunt after the regular season.
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Kfox- excellent example of evolution in action.


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OK I yield I find nothing on Kfox please elucidate?
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The post immediately above mine was by kfox75. Re: idiot who decides to take a feral hog with a Bowie knife- and finds out the hard way that piggy has a blade of his own.
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I have neither, so I have no dog in this fight. However, I'd compare it to the crossbow, compound bow, and the traditional bow. It's all "bow hunting", but I do see a considerable difference between them.
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i prefer patch and ball over saboted bullet.

the reason: Price of ammunition.

i can roll 50 patched ball for the price of just one sabot bullet

my patch and ball rifle will shoot with any inline just fine and better than most.

there is nothing an inline does that the cheaper patch and ball ammo doesnt equal.

does that mean i think you shouldnt use an inline?? no, go for it.
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