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Old 03-09-2022, 05:33 PM
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Hi everyone, Tomorrow, Iím going to be purchasing my first gun. Itís going to be a muzzleloader. Iíve always been interested in muzzleloaders, and I wanted to learn how to use one. Here in Idaho, muzzleloaders can be used in the general any weapon season, but they have to meet certain requirements to be used in a muzzleloader only season.

iím gonna be up front, I have no idea how to use a muzzleloader, how to load it properly, how to measure the powder, that type of stuff. Thatís why Iím posting today. I have two questions.

First, is there a muzzleloader user in the Twin Falls Idaho area that might be able to help teach me how to use one?

If not, does anybody here have any useful tips for a beginner muzzleloader?

Iíll appreciate whatever help I can get, Jared
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Old 03-10-2022, 03:06 AM
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Youtube is your friend.
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Old 03-10-2022, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Wingbone
Youtube is your friend.
Yep, thatís what I was thinking. Iím actually already starting to look at some videos on muzzleloaders. Thanks.
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Old 03-10-2022, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by jnicholes
Hi everyone, Tomorrow, Iím going to be purchasing my first gun. Itís going to be a muzzleloader. Iíve always been interested in muzzleloaders, and I wanted to learn how to use one. Here in Idaho, muzzleloaders can be used in the general any weapon season, but they have to meet certain requirements to be used in a muzzleloader only season.

iím gonna be up front, I have no idea how to use a muzzleloader, how to load it properly, how to measure the powder, that type of stuff. Thatís why Iím posting today. I have two questions.

First, is there a muzzleloader user in the Twin Falls Idaho area that might be able to help teach me how to use one?

If not, does anybody here have any useful tips for a beginner muzzleloader?

Iíll appreciate whatever help I can get, Jared
I think we talked before about getting together to shoot. I was thinking at the time you were moving?
We can still make that happen.
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Old 03-10-2022, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by idahoron
I think we talked before about getting together to shoot. I was thinking at the time you were moving?
We can still make that happen.

Thatís right, we did. I finished moving in a while ago, so maybe we can make that happen when the gun arrives.

They were actually out of muzzleloaders at sportsmanĎs warehouse in Twin Falls, so I had to order one on their website and have it shipped to the store. When it arrives, and as soon as I get all the powder, accessories, ammo, and other stuff, I will let you know so we can try shooting together.

I tried getting one sooner, but due to financial issues because of the move, and many other things, I had to delay getting the muzzleloader until today.

The gun I got is a traditions buckstalker XT Northwest 50 caliber in-line muzzleloader. Itís not the one you recommended me a while ago, but because of finances, this is the one I could afford.

Tell you what, Iíll send you a PM also.

Thanks for still being willing to help. I appreciate it.

Jared
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Old 03-11-2022, 10:12 AM
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Well its a good thing you have a mentor that knows a good deal about muzzleloading. Ron will be able to answer all your questions.
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Old 03-11-2022, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by jnicholes
Thatís right, we did. I finished moving in a while ago, so maybe we can make that happen when the gun arrives.

They were actually out of muzzleloaders at sportsmanĎs warehouse in Twin Falls, so I had to order one on their website and have it shipped to the store. When it arrives, and as soon as I get all the powder, accessories, ammo, and other stuff, I will let you know so we can try shooting together.

I tried getting one sooner, but due to financial issues because of the move, and many other things, I had to delay getting the muzzleloader until today.

The gun I got is a traditions buckstalker XT Northwest 50 caliber in-line muzzleloader. Itís not the one you recommended me a while ago, but because of finances, this is the one I could afford.

Tell you what, Iíll send you a PM also.

Thanks for still being willing to help. I appreciate it.

Jared
No problem. Once you get your stuff to shoot contact me.
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Old 03-13-2022, 12:31 PM
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Hi everyone, I have an update for you all. The muzzleloader should get to sportsmanĎs warehouse on Wednesday or Thursday. When it gets there, I will go into the store and have my background check. After passing it, (Iím pretty sure Iíll pass it, Iíve done absolutely nothing wrong in my life except for traffic violations,) I get the gun.

Anyway, I went to sportsmanĎs warehouse yesterday, showed them on the Internet the gun I ordered, and asked them whatís required to start shooting it. I explained this is my first firearm purchase, and they helped me out. They said I needed the following: Black powder (loose, no pellets)
Bullets, (NO sabots, 100% lead)
Primer (Iím pretty sure the one I got takes a musket primer.)
Cleaning supplies
Ball starter
Powder measures

I think thatís everything. However, if I did miss something I need, please let me know. I plan on getting this stuff on the 25th if the store has it. If they donít have it, Iíll order on their website.

Jared
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Old 03-14-2022, 07:36 AM
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You shouldn,t have to do a background check for a BP Firearm.
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Old 03-14-2022, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by GOOD OLE BOY
You shouldn,t have to do a background check for a BP Firearm.
I donít know if youíre right or not, because this is the first firearm Iíve ever purchased. If you are right, though, I donít know why the store says we need to do one. I really donít know. Regardless of reason, Iím going to roll with it.
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