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gunnutz 
Pilgrim
Posts: 1
01-31-05 03:52 AM - Post#75132    


thinking about gettin into muzzleloading to extend hunting season...what is the best/most accurate muzzleloader available first of all...and whih is the best value for the $$$ prefferably at or around 300-350 $'s

 
jaybe 
40 Cal.
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jaybe
01-31-05 09:43 AM - Post#75211    

    In response to gunnutz

Man - you opened a can of worms this time!
This is like asking, "What's better - Chevy or Ford?"
I really haven't shot enough different guns for comparison to give you an informed opinion, so I'm gonna sit back and watch what comes in on this thread.

IM jaybe
Thanks, Dad, for takin' time with me!


 
charlie 
45 Cal.
Posts: 600
01-31-05 10:09 AM - Post#75222    

    In response to gunnutz

IMO the answer to the first part is pretty much personal preference.The second part would be a good used TC Hawken or a Lyman Great Plains.

 
Slowpoke 
50 Cal.
Posts: 1138
Slowpoke
01-31-05 10:32 AM - Post#75238    

    In response to gunnutz

The best muzzleloaders ever built are being built today by humble craftsmen who love the sport of blackpowder shooting. They take a blank of wood and some commercial parts and turn them into a thing of beauty. It will fit your body type, shoot straight, and will be something you can be proud of. A low end rifle like this will cost in the neighborhood of $1,200.

I'm putting on my asbestos britches......

I would get a middle of the road inline if all you're looking to do is extend your hunting season. Get a Black Diamond, a low grade scope, and you're ready to go. A buddy has one and shoots 2 Pyrodex pellet with a power belt bullet. At 100 yards he can put all 5 shots in the X and 10 ring. Since you're just getting started and will strictly be hunting with it, I'd hate to see you put out a lot of money and find out you like your 30-06 better.
If you decide that you enjoy blackpowder hunting and cartridge gun loose their appeal, then Lyman's Great Plains rifle is a good starter gun for round balls.

Ducking for cover....
SP

 
sse 
45 Cal.
Posts: 693
sse
01-31-05 10:47 AM - Post#75245    

    In response to gunnutz

Quote:

what is the best/most accurate muzzleloader



The one I got fits the bill, tough part's holdin 'er steady.

Regards, sse
Yes, we have no bear fat today.


 
Ohio Joe 
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Posts: 1146
Ohio Joe
01-31-05 11:04 AM - Post#75250    

    In response to gunnutz

I don't believe you could go wrong with any of these; Lyman Great Plains Rifle, Cabelas Hawken Rifle, T/C Hawken Rifle...

I feel by going with a traditional rifle in design you will have more doors of opportunities with a traditional style muzzleloader.

It will always be considered a proper hunting rifle during the primitve season, especially if it is a flintlock. A percussion will do however if your state allows for this and your purpose is hunting.

Do not be surprised in years to come to see these inlines banned from the primitive muzzleloading season as they are just an extension of a modern high powered firearm. I believe the day will come when they are moved to the regular rifle season in most if not all states.
Ohio Joe


 
Stumpkiller 
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Stumpkiller
01-31-05 04:10 PM - Post#75355    

    In response to gunnutz

Quote:

thinking about gettin into muzzleloading to extend hunting season...what is the best/most accurate muzzleloader available first of all...and whih is the best value for the $$$ prefferably at or around 300-350 $'s




Now that's a bunch of questions all in one.

The Best available? Maybe a Hershel House? Daryl's brother makes some nice ones, too. A nice Ron Ehlert. You could rip a $10,000 bill completely for one of their "Best" grades. Or more if you want soemthing really fancy.

The most accurate? Firing a round ball or cheating? A 20 lb chunk gun will put all the little balls in one hole at 200 yards if you're up to it, but it's not much fun to carry and awful slow to load with the mallet and false muzzle.

$350 price range? Now we're narrowing things down considerably. Check out Midsouth Shooting Supplies under muzzleloaders.

Midsouth ~ Muzzleloaders

They have 93 rifles listed in .50 cal and 23 in .54 cal. I recommend the Lyman Great Plains, but there are many others.
"Don't take life too serious - it ain't nohow permanent."


 
Rebel 
Cannon
Posts: 7692
Rebel
01-31-05 04:20 PM - Post#75365    

    In response to Stumpkiller

But stay away from the inline space guns. And if the only reason you want a muzzleloader is to extend your hunting season, and you are not at all interested in there history and such, then you would probably do yourself and the game a favor by just buying an out of state hunting license to someplace that has a longer rifle season. Because chances are if you have no interest in the guns, you aren't going to take the time to learn how to load and shoot it properly with enough reliablity to use it humanely on game.
Watch yer Backtrail


 
Anonymous 
02-02-05 08:40 AM - Post#76104    

    In response to gunnutz

a smoothbore flintlock is all you need, all year round. Shoot shot all year, ram a ball for your big game. .62 will kill anything where you live, including pigs. You'll learn to love it and wonder why you ever shot a gun loaded with suppositories in the first place.

Join the fun, buy a smoothbore...no one in his right mind would dig gouges into a brand new barrel on purpose!



 
CrackStock 
69 Cal.
Posts: 3015
02-02-05 08:24 PM - Post#76443    

    In response to Stumblin Buffler

<<<a smoothbore flintlock is all you need>>>

Let's let the fella get a good start before you go and drive him nuts.

Get a Lyman Great Plains in .54. It can be had cheaply and makes a good entry gun. Find a good group to enjoy it with and you will move up in time to come, but keep it as a back up and/or loaner to infect, errrr... I mean initiate other hapless suckers, uhhh... I mean new shooters.

Seriously, it is quite habit forming and I recall telling my wife that I only wanted one ML kit to accompany my father for ML deer season.

Ha ha ha ha.

YMHS,
CrackStock
NRA Life, NMLRA TMA State Rep SC


 
Anonymous 
02-02-05 08:41 PM - Post#76453    

    In response to gunnutz

Quote:

thinking about gettin into muzzleloading to extend hunting season...what is the best/most accurate muzzleloader available first of all...and whih is the best value for the $$$ prefferably at or around 300-350 $'s




If you go the "traditional route",.... I'll garruntee you will use the traditional-style muzzleloader to extend yore muzzleloading enjoyment over the whole entire year , and not jest fer " extend'n" yore hunt'n "season"!!

YMHS
rollingb

 
charlie 
45 Cal.
Posts: 600
02-03-05 01:25 PM - Post#76740    

    In response to CrackStock

Habit forming?Naw just like eating one potato chip.

 
kodiakemt414 
40 Cal.
Posts: 123
kodiakemt414
02-03-05 01:42 PM - Post#76755    

    In response to charlie

Show me a man that only eats one potato chip and I'll show you a man the doesn't shoot BP. Both are a crying shame.
KAPOOF Hay, it worked! It went off!


 
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