What kind of muzzleloader do you use

Discussion in 'Guns - Blackpowder' started by thomcat, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. thomcat

    thomcat New Member

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    what kind of muzzelloder do u use........??? and what kind would u recomend?
     
  2. kycatman01

    kycatman01 New Member

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    I use a CVA Buckhorn magnum( 209 primer). Actually, I have had it for 2 years, but never used it. I am going to use it this year, if I don't fill my tags first. Good luck to all !!
     

  3. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

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    I use a CVA hunterbolt magnum, shoots up to 150 grains but I use 125. Also has the 209 primer, nothing fancy but it works for me. There are alot of great smokepoles out there, whatever you choose should be fine.
     
  4. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I have one that has not been fired since I have been around, it's a Caywood, I don't even think they make them anymore.
     
  5. coltsfan

    coltsfan New Member

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    i shoot a knight disc elite in 45 cal. 150 grains of powder with a burris 3-9-40 scope. this is my muzzleloader for deer that's why i went with the 45. if shooting bigger game like bear elk or caribou i would step it up to the 50. my personal opinion is you can't go wrong with knight or thompson center both are excellent guns
     
  6. gcarlin

    gcarlin New Member

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    I use the new Knight muzzle loader,and I have to say that I really like it.shoots like a dream and is very very accurate
     
  7. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    my first year muzzleloader hunting. i got a deal. a .45 cal cva with 209 firing. it is a $130 gun. walmart was clearencing them out before getting rid of guns. $49. got scope mounts for $7 on clearence. bought a scope from my cuz for $20. a bsa. at 100 yards i was hitting a 6" circle. took it out the other day. 2 shots at a foam deer from 40 yards. both right through the head. i cant wait.
     
  8. center12

    center12 New Member

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    I have a Cabela's Hawkins(Investarms) in .54 cal, likes a patched roundball with 80 gr. of fffg Goex.

    Also have a CVA St. Louis Hawkins in .50 cal, the boy(10) shoots it with 30 gr. of fffg Goex.

    I really have a burn'n yearn'n for a .36 cal flintlock squirrel gun, long barrel, full stock, and no pretty brass fixin's.
     
  9. cat tamer

    cat tamer New Member

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    I hunt old school with a lancaster county long rifle which is a flintlock, 50 cal and 35" barrel, flintlock puts the challenge back in hunting, modern muzzle loaders is like fishing at a pay lake.
     
  10. Tinboat

    Tinboat New Member

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    T C Hawken .50 cal. with a Green Mountain .32 drop in barrell for squirrels.
     
  11. Paraguayguy

    Paraguayguy Active Member

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    I bought a 50 caliber Thompson Center Encore last year. Picked it up the evening before opening day. Three days later I had tagged three deer. I have since put a Leupold 2 x 7 scope on it. I shoot 100 grain pyrodex and powerbelt bullets. She a tack driver at 100 yards. I also had Thompson's Custom Shop make me a 300 whisper barrel. I want to tag a deer with it this fall during the regular season.
     
  12. pursuing_cats

    pursuing_cats New Member

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    I shoot a CVA Optima .50 cal with the 209 Primer Ignition. My hunting load is a 295 grain Powerbelt and 100 grains of Triple Seven powder(pellets). I just resighted it for the season and I am shooting a 3 round shot group at 100 yards that is 1/2 inch low of dead center. Used it the last two years and filled the freezer.
     
  13. PeZ

    PeZ New Member

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    i have a TC and i love it
     
  14. trnsmsn

    trnsmsn New Member

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    I Shoot a Remington 700 ML, upgraded to use 209 Primers, 54 Cal. I put two 60 Gr. pyrodex pellets in it & I use 325 gr. Barnes expanders.

    I wish I had bought a 50 cal. instead, try to get 54 cal. stuff :angry:
     
  15. jim

    jim New Member

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    My favorite form of muzzle loading is done with a fork:lol: I can under extreme weather conditions use a spoon if need be.In the case of fried chicken I "Hand" load my muzzle ,sometimes with both hands.Never know when you will hurt one hand and have to switch off.:lol: :eek:oooh:I don't think I am the only BOC member using this form of muzzle loading either.I was at a fish fry the other day with some fellow BOCsters and their muzzles were being loaded as fast as humanly possible I would say.:lol: :smile2:
     
  16. fishhook

    fishhook New Member

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    I muzzle load hunt but this is funny and probably not far from the truth on some of us. LMA:lol: O
     
  17. field989

    field989 New Member

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    THOMPSON CENTER OMEGA!!!

    or ENCORE

    BOTH ARE GREAT GUNS


    ALSO ONE OF MY FRIEND'S dads has a TC PROHUNTER

    AND HE SAYS IT IS ONE SWEET GUN!!!

    so maybe lol

    GOOD LUCK

    Jeff
     
  18. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    A 50 cal.CVA flint lock.A 50 cal.CVA Bobcat cap lock.And a 45 cal.Thompson Cherokee cap lock is what I used.I would buy each again.peewee-williams
     
  19. hunter 327

    hunter 327 New Member

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    I use a Knight MK-85 50 cal. ,it shoots great and is very accurate. Have never had a problem with the gun.
     
  20. tufffish

    tufffish New Member

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    i use a cva hunterbolt. last season i got a really nice west texas w/tail that scored 132. it is 50 cal. i had a 54 cal before but it is easier to find powder pellets for the 50 cal. i use black belt bullets and have had good success with them on hogs and deer.