I watched a ton of YouTube and this forum. It all helped. Good luck, have fun and remember, the only stupid question was the one you didn't ask!Just purchased my first muzzleloader Tuesday.
Hoping to get to use the experience and knowledge available here to avoid some rookie mistakes.
Thanks for the ability to learn here.
Well unfortunately most people here probably wouldn't be pleased with my choice.Welcome and get ready to be addicted to smoke! plenty of great advice and experience on this forum. read through the different posts, use the search function for specific asks, and you'll save yourself plenty of headaches.
post some pics of your new rifle!
Hey thanks for the interest.What caliber is that? Does it fire from caps at the breech? Interesting looking shooter.
Well I am an avid collector with an extensive revolver and bolt action rifles along with a few various shotguns in the group.Welcome. You are doomed. Muzzleloading will take over your life, empty your wallet, and leave you wondering how you managed to survive before discovering the Joys of Muzzleloading. Grin
A lot of people shoot a patched .690 diameter ball our of their 12 guage's. .715 diameter balls are also available and they will work either bare or with a thin patch.I also new to MZLDG. And, like yourself I too bought the Diablo. Haven't got it yet, but am curious as what size round balls will fit as a slug?
Thanks for the info about the balls. As for the Diablo, you go ahead and talk about all the oldies you want. I'll choose my own topics as I see accordingly. Thanks for your opinion regardlessA lot of people shoot a patched .690 diameter ball our of their 12 guage's. .715 diameter balls are also available and they will work either bare or with a thin patch.
Here's a link to Track of the Wolf's lead roundballs so you can see what is available.
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About the Diablo: These have been mentioned before on the Muzzleloading Forum and basically, they don't fit into the type of guns we talk about here.
This is a Traditional gun forum which basically means the guns we talk about are the old fashioned ones that were made before 1866.
Because it is built as a break open modern shotgun rather than a exposed hammer sidelock gun, talking about the gun itself isn't allowed.
We can talk about loads for good patterens and shooting roundballs out of the gun but photos of it aren't really welcome here. Ya, I know, some think we're strange but we like old fashioned guns.