first muzzleloader

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by randy420, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. randy420

    randy420 New Member

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    I decided to save up for a muzzleloader instead of an 870. I really need a ml more than any other gun. Last time I was at gander mountain I found 3 TC rifles I like:
    1. Omega z5 - $380+tax
    2. Bone collector - $600+tax
    3. Pro hunter fx - $600+tax

    All three are 209 magnums. I like the latter 2 rifles because of the flextec stock. I am kinda recoil sensitive but my noise sensitivity problem is a little worse. I would like advice on slugs and would like to know what the bare minimum powder charge I could use to cleanly kill a Whitetail. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
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  3. randy420

    randy420 New Member

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    I want an inline ML. I already have a shotgun. I don't like mossberg to begin with. Their rifles are good and their o/u shotguns are OK but their pumps suck.
     
  4. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    Um, the 500 becomes an in-line muzzleloader. But if the Mossberg 500's suck, well...
     
  5. randy420

    randy420 New Member

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    I'm talking about legit MLS not conversions.
     
  6. apwvsd40ve

    apwvsd40ve New Member

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    While this is outside your OP....I love a more traditional approach. My favorite is a .50 cal. Ball and cap. It is fun to shoot and gratifying to hunt with. Now, if inline is what you want...I suggest one of the TC's that you mentioned. I have heard nothing but good things.
     
  7. randy420

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    I have one of the $100-$300 kits from CVA. Its a .45 percussion. It's not put together yet and I probably won't shoot it, I will most likely put it above the fireplace. The inline I picked from my list in the beginning of this thread is the TC Omega or a CVA Kodiak if I can find one.
     
  8. apwvsd40ve

    apwvsd40ve New Member

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    You should definitely have one to shoot....it is a lot of fun! There is something about hunting game with this type of firearm that makes it very gratifying....this is the same reason that I like bow hunting. Don't get me wrong...a scoped rifle is fun and takes skill...but ml and bow are a different sort of skill.....almost feels instinctual in a, way.
     
  9. randy420

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    I like bow Hunting as well because of my noise sensitivity problem.
     
  10. northeast_hunter

    northeast_hunter New Member

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    I am also deciding on my first muzzleloader. I'm looking at the CVA line, as I have a few friends that own them, and have read a lot of great reviews. Anyone have any positive feedback on any of them? I was considering the Accura in the synthetic/stainless. I found some good prices on muzzle-loaders.com, and thinking about taking advantage of their free shipping promo this month. Anyone have any thoughts on which CVA they like the most?