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winch 07-07-2012 10:21 PM

Recommend a BP Rifle (Brand & Model)
Hey Fellers,
I'm thinking about getting a black powder rifle for deer hunting. I know nothing about BP rifles. What is a good brand and model based on your knowledge and experience?
Thanks in advance for your advice.

mountainman13 07-07-2012 10:38 PM

Looking for cheap or classic?
Cabela's makes a nice hawken or you can check out places like Dixie gun works and see what catches your eye.

winch 07-07-2012 10:42 PM

Looking for a modern BP rifle.....want a quality piece.

mountainman13 07-07-2012 10:51 PM

A quality piece? Like a custom built rifle with a custom price or a nice long rifle or a well made relatively historically accurate gun like a hawken that's good for hunting or a modern bp rifle as in an inline?

mountainman13 07-07-2012 11:08 PM


W. C. Quantrill 07-08-2012 02:16 AM

If you want a quality piece, contact Colin Stoltzer at Stoltzer and Sons Gunsmithing. He does beautiful work, he studied under Steve Zihn, and his prices are reasonable. He is located at Washington, Kansas.

Notice the .50 Boxlock, it is historically accurate, and will be of the finest workmanship. Call Colin and visit with him he is a really nice guy, tell him Bill told you to call.

towboater 07-08-2012 03:38 AM

I like Thomson Center for a more traditional rifle. I don't know much about the modern in lines.
Do you prefer a traditional or a modern rifle?

blucoondawg 07-08-2012 04:55 AM

I have a Thompson Encore, a lot of guys here like the CVAs mainly the Optima and a few Wolfs around. I have heard good things about the CVA Apex, it is an interchangeable system like the Encore and is supposed to be accurate, but I believe they don't have as many calibers available for interchangeable barrels as the Encore has.

Hawg 07-08-2012 06:35 AM

Lyman Great Plains.

fmj 07-08-2012 12:10 PM

gotta reccomend the CVA Wolf. Not very expensive, deadly accurate and a cinch to clean!

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