.32 cal rifle options ???

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  1. Sep 13, 2019 #1

    pdugas

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    I'm interested in small game hunting with a muzzleloader. What is out there in .32 caliber ? I would really like to do a kit rifle. Is there anything out there that's not $500 ?
     
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    Bassdog1

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    Traditions sells the Crocket rifle kit for under 400 and several guys on here shoot them.
     
  3. Sep 14, 2019 at 12:42 AM #3

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    The Traditions Crockett is the least expensive kit, after that all the usual companies can put together a kit for you. I like the Crockett’s for the money.
     
  4. Sep 14, 2019 at 1:19 AM #4

    pdugas

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    Do you have a link ? Every place I’ve looked they are right under $500.
     
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    Midsouth has the finished gun. In stock for $466.00
     
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  7. Sep 14, 2019 at 2:41 AM #7

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    The Traditions Crockett is probably the best value out there in a 32 caliber. Mine was factory assembled. They do go on sale once in a while.

    Jeff
     
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  8. Sep 14, 2019 at 3:00 AM #8

    pdugas

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    Thanks Quinn
     
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  9. Sep 14, 2019 at 4:12 AM #9

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    I don't suppose you live in or near Oregon? I got my Crockett in a trade at the Gun Works in Springfield. Swapped an unusual centerfire straight across and we were both happy.
     
  10. Sep 14, 2019 at 10:58 AM #10

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    Just something to think about.
    A second hand Traditions or CVA with the smaller (across the flats) octagonal barrel can be found on the cheap if you shop around. Then the barrel, maybe with it's deer hunter pyrodexed bore and red dot sight removed, can be sent to a barrel maker and the parts used to create a drop-in for your otherwise fine and dandy rifle. The barrel can be made with your choice of caliber, bore and groove dimensions, twist, length and exterior contour. Ram rod furniture is something else to discuss with the maker.
    That's a path I've gone done in the past with a flinter Traditions Deerhunter with a wooden stock. I'm threatening to do it again with a percussion model. Pro'bly another octagonal to round lightened contour with about a .39" bore for .380 round ball and some pistol bullet molds laying in the fun box. And a tang peep.
    The same thing would work for a .32 or .33, (or for 0 or 00 buck if you wanted to buy ball by the bag) the money would be the same and you'd get what you wanted instead of what some marketing director in Italy or Spain thought you should buy.
    Anyhow, that's just my way of thinking about it.
     
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  11. Sep 14, 2019 at 2:49 PM #11

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    I live in south Louisiana.
     
  12. Sep 14, 2019 at 9:37 PM #12

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    I'm a fan of the Crockett and was astonished at the accuracy of the little rifle. It was and would be my first choice.
     
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    I love my Crockett, very accurate no recoil to speak of. It’s not what I would call a historically accurate gun but I still love to shoot it. Wish they made it in a Flintlock
     
  14. Sep 14, 2019 at 10:01 PM #14

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    Another thumbs up for the Crockett. I foolishly traded off my first one years ago but have since got another one. They are squirrel thumpers!
     
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    Dixie gun works has Pedersoli frontier carbines in .32 caliber on sale now along with the cub rifle.
     
  16. Sep 17, 2019 at 4:22 PM #16

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    And some of us, on this board and others, likes the way you think...
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  17. Sep 17, 2019 at 9:13 PM #17

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    The Dixie Cub, a short barreled, lightweight, traditional sidelock (kit) is available right now ON SALE...., from Dixie Gun Works…., in .32. The .36 caliber version will run you two additional C-Notes...,
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  18. Sep 17, 2019 at 10:13 PM #18

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    Looks like a nice rifle , but it’s more than I want to spend.
     
  19. Sep 18, 2019 at 1:40 PM #19

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  20. Sep 18, 2019 at 1:59 PM #20

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    Rummaging around the hobby room the other day found the .50 barrel off of a flinter Traditions Deerhunter that I'd gotten a smooth bore barrel for. That's a good candidate for a small bore conversion. With a small outside diameter, small bore, medium twist.
     

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