Navy Arms Country Boy 50 cal

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by spittinfire, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Alright BP guys, give me the skinnny on these. I've been offered one in trade for my Marlin 795. It comes with a tasco mounted on it, a good bit of powder, cleaning supplies and a package of powerbelts and caps. This it's a fair trade?
     
  2. whtsmoke

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    the answer to your question is "it depends", do you really want to get started in BP? Is it your only 22 rifle? I dont think I would trade for it as you can get started fairly inexpensively and still have your 22. I will let the others on here give thier opinions of inlines as myself I dont care for them but thats just me.
     

  3. Hawg

    Hawg New Member

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    Inlines suck. Get a real rifle. If you just got to have an inline get one from Wal Mart for 99.99
     
  4. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Simmer down guys. All bases are covered. I don't need either weapon for anything, this is simlpy a pleasure exchange.
     
  5. USNWO

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    This is actually one of my favourite weapons to fire. Its got a hell of a kick though.
     
  6. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    How is it one accuracy? The reason I want it is because I don't yet have a muzzle loader and I want something to hunt deer with. If I can consistantly drop a deer at 100yards I would be more then happy.

    I can't buy what he is offering in trade for what I have in my 795.
     
  7. USNWO

    USNWO New Member

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    Its black powder, yes? The accuracy depends on if its a smooth bore or not. Sometimes, manufacturers make the weapon with a smooth bore for reenactment purposes. Smooth bore rifles are only about 60% accurate at 50yds.
     
  8. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Hey USN, I'm asking about a specific rifle here....
     
  9. USNWO

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    I realize this...
     
  10. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    OK...Well then...yes, it's rifled and BP. Chrome lined barrel...not sure what else you need.
     
  11. USNWO

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    Then it would be my guess that yes, you could take a deer down at 100yds. (You did say 100yds, right?)
     
  12. alsaqr

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    i know a guy who has a Navy Arms Country Boy rifle. He bought the gun new about 1998. It is a good serviceable gun that is better made than most new inline muzzleloders today.
     
  13. bearbuster50

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    spittin fire....i own a navy arms country boy.. and with 100 grs of hodgon 777 powder and a 444 gr powerbelt all lead conical... i have taken a 300 pound black bear that only stubled 40 feet after being hit.. as for whitetail deer.. i got on in the freezer .. that was shot same with same gun.. the distance it was shot.. as taken by a bushnel range finder..125 yard i used same powder load of 100grs of 777.. but i used a saboted .451 300 gr hollow point.. with a descent scope yes 150 yard shots are fairy easy with this handy little rifle..
     
  14. bearbuster50

    bearbuster50 New Member

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    oh by the way inside the stock should be a storeage space .for a cleaning kit or what ever you put in it..
     
  15. towboater

    towboater Active Member

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    Yep, should be good out to 100 yards. Ya might have to play around with your load combinations a bit to find what it likes best.
     
  16. thdrduck

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    After working up a load, you should have no problem killing a paper plate at 150 yards.