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Looking at muzzle loaders for next season..

Discussion in 'Firearms Chat' started by BadJeep, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. BadJeep

    BadJeep Marksman

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    What are some things that are preferred on muzzle loaders? scope mount would be a must since I have eye issues after a head injury. I know nothing about them and would not mind picking one up for next muzzle season. I do like T/C, but not sure if they are lacking anything that would make them a no go.
     
  2. swampratt

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    I really like the break open inline muzzleloaders and if you can get the nickle barrel or stainless barrel clean up seems to be easier.
    One thing that is a pain is a primer that is hard to get to or hard to get out.
    Look at that aspect because sometimes you need another shot.
    My favorite so far has been a CVA Kodiak 50 cal.
    I like the 1:28 twist for 295 gr power belts and those even work well in the 1:48 twist.
     
  3. Hangfire

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    I started muzzle loader hunting back in the late 80's with a TC Hawken .50 cal. cap lock using regular black powder and patched round balls.

    I hunted with it for many years and took several deer plus one good sized wild sow hog up in the mountains down by Wilburton.....I was deer hunting when I got the sow but she just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. :)

    I liked the more traditional Hawken look (and still do) but I'll admit it was kind of a pain in the butt to clean.....if I had to do it again I'd probably lean towards a inline or break open simply for the ease of cleaning.

    TC Hawken 50 cal..jpg
     
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  4. Okie4570

    Okie4570 Moderator Staff Member

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    Find you a used Savage MLII smokeless and don't look back. Unless you're just wanting to stay traditional flint or cap, there's no reason to not buy a MZL that you don't have to clean lol.
     
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    Depends on your budget. The newer CVA Wolf breakovers have a knurled breech plug. No tools needed.
     
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    I'd go for one of those, that or oddly I wouldn't mind having a three band enfield.
     
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    I have a Remington Genesis. 50cal
    Comes with scope mounts
    Stainless
    209 primers
    Accurate
    I have used 250gr XTP .45 bullets with sabots
    325gr lead bullets
    777 pellets or measured powder in Pyrodex, 777 or Goex FF. All work equally well.

    It is a bit unconventional, but I like it.
     

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