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Why did you buy your current muzzle loader?

Old 01-13-2016, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Muley Hunter
Question was simple.

Why did you buy your current muzzleloader?

As in......... the last one you bought.
The last one, well thats easy.

Its a 1-20 twist 45cal in SS and i had all the parts i needed to make it even better. A TH stock, target trigger and real Lehigh 209 conversion.

I still currently OWN the rest so i didn't see a need to limit my response to one rifle. I usually keep mine for well over one season.

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Old 01-14-2016, 03:45 AM
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I bought my last because it fit me well, was in great condition, was stainless and was cheap. It was a 2010 CVA Optima with a thumbhole stock for $140 at a pawn shop. A great gun that I really didn't need, I also have a stainless CVA Wolf and a Investarm Hawken.
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Old 01-14-2016, 07:11 PM
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i bought my last one because it was a whites sportsmans warehouse edition.it was unused and was only 150.00 . it shoots great and i can't pass up a good deal on a whites anyway.
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Old 01-15-2016, 05:26 AM
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I have owned lots of them wish I had several of them now
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Old 01-16-2016, 05:26 PM
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Because I could shoot .458 rifle bullets in its 1:26" twist. Or at least I think that was my last ML. Yep it's a Knight .52 cal.
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Old 01-17-2016, 03:34 AM
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Because it was a unfired Knight LRH with the tags on it for $180.

I got into the game because we have advantageous MZ hunting regs here in KS.

I have a bunch because you can buy and sell them without an FFL. I enjoy getting a used deal, cleaning it up, shooting and maybe keep it, maybe sell it.

The only one purchased at retail was the first, an Omega Z5 at Cabelas. Paid top dollar but still have it and it's probably be the best shooter of the bunch.
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Old 01-17-2016, 03:51 AM
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Last keeper i bought came in pieces from various sources. It's a .54 TC New Englander with walnut stock. Bought it because i wanted a .54 caliber conventional gun.

i have acquired other muzzleloaders since, but they all went away.
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Old 01-17-2016, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Josmund
Because it was a unfired Knight LRH with the tags on it for $180.
wow, that was a great deal! I'll give ya $250 for it

I don't ever seem to run into that type of deal. Where I live there are very few gun stores that ever have used ML's and if they do they want too much.
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Old 01-18-2016, 04:36 AM
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I've been through a progression of muzzleloaders, I started with a T/C Seneca in .45 that I wish I still had.

Then I bought a T/C White Mtn Carbine because I thought a .50 would be better. I struggled to find something that would shoot in it and the sights were so coarse that at anything over 50 yards, the front sight covered the front half of a deer.
I decided I'd either have to have something scoped or hunt where the deer were a lot bigger.....

I chose the former and bought a T/C Black Diamond in .45 and mounted a scope on it. I've still got that one, but I dont care for it. It's a chore to clean and it's an awkward design with a scope.

My next rifle was a Traditions Pursuit XLT. I love the way it carries, it's a breeze to clean and at 100 yards I can shoot 2ish inch groups without much effort. I've since bought 3 more of them that my daughters hunt with. We shoot 80 grains of BH209, CCI 209M primers and a 250 grain T/C Shockwave in a Harvester Crush Rib sabot. That combination is easy for the girls to load/relaod and is mild on their shoulders.

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Old 01-18-2016, 05:02 AM
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My latest purchase still hasn't arrived. I ordered a Pedersoli .54 Blue Ridge Mountain Rifle. I always liked the lines of those style rifles (PA long rifle, Blue Ridge, etc.) and I wanted a .54 cal round ball shooter. This is a 1:65 which should do well.
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