Author Topic: Got a muzzleloader?  (Read 1689 times)

Lance Skene

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Got a muzzleloader?
« on: May 16, 2013, 11:23:41 AM »
Not much talk of mzloaders here, just curious who might have what? I have two modern inline, a Knight 54, and a Gonic Arms 50mag, been looking for something more traditional(round ball) but haven't come across one callin my name as of yet.
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Re: Got a muzzleloader?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2013, 11:47:45 AM »
I have 4.  I started out using an Enfield musketoon replica in .58 cal.  Shot a few deer a pronghorn and a black bear with it.  Then I got a CVA express double barrel .54 cal.  Killed one mule deer buck with it.  Then I got a T/C Encore .50 cal. in-line and killed a pronghorn and a couple of deer with it.

I also have another inline CVA that I haven't shot yet.  Got it for my son to hunt in Camp Wainwright with when we go there.  But he will probably get the Encore and I will get the other.


I have hunted many years with a muzzleloader in the "primitive weapons season" at Camp Wainwright.  Killed two "Longhunter Society" record book bucks there.



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Re: Got a muzzleloader?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2013, 11:56:43 AM »
I have a M700 muzzle loader taken one elk with it 50 cal.  Knight was top of the line at one point from my understanding?  I would like to get a TC of some sort closed breach seams safer. 

Lance Skene

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Re: Got a muzzleloader?
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2013, 12:47:35 PM »
Knights were definately amoungst the best, and the MK85 was one of his pet projects, the 'MK' is actually his daughters initials, not short for 'mark' or anything like that. Mine is complete with the 209 primer kit and the screw in .22cal short barrel, its a pretty sweet unit.
The Gonic arms 50mag are considered to be pretty good also but you have to use Gonic ammo which is not easy to find, I lucked out finding somebody privately selling 11 boxes(20each), some 530gr and some 565gr, boy you gotta hang on using a 565 I tell ya, its a bit of a pain to clean mind you because it doesn't have a removable breach. Nice to carry tho, small and light weight.   

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Re: Got a muzzleloader?
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2013, 01:01:09 PM »
You bet, they're great fun!  Have a spanish .54 percussion, had a browning mtn rifle in .54 as well but sold it as despite it being an incredible shooter I just couldn't bring myself to hunt with such a pretty, collectible gun, and for the most part if I don't hunt with it, it's got no place in my cabinet.

I'm on a constant lookout for the right used .54 flintlock, but they're tough to find.  Wife keeps telling me to just go buy a lyman, and I''ll likely end up doing that.  I keep waiting for srd to give us a true primitive weapons season as incentive to bite the bullet on a new one, but, alas..................


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Re: Got a muzzleloader?
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2013, 01:03:49 PM »
Don't have one but it is something I have been thinking about getting into. 

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Re: Got a muzzleloader?
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2013, 03:38:42 PM »
Don't have one but it is something I have been thinking about getting into.

Everyone should own one at least once, modern or traditional doesnt matter, the sound, the smell, the smoke, totally differant experience from any rifle or shotgun.

but never,ever,EVER!!!! forget that fkn ram rod in the barrel :-[
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Re: Got a muzzleloader?
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2013, 08:07:48 PM »
I have a cheap Traditions 50 cal inline. It's very accurate and I really enjoy shooting and hunting with it.