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Old 08-25-2003, 07:38 PM
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Sup guys, I have somewhat of a dilemma. My grandfather has disliked the idea of blackpowder hunting for a while but once I pointed out the advantages to him he seemed to like the idea, so he is looking to buy a rifle, He asked me to help him search for a good gun because he doesnt know much about it. My question is is what are some good guns that arent too expensive ( possibly 300-400' s) if there are none for this range than please point out others. He needs a scope too.
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Old 08-25-2003, 10:07 PM
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i just got the Knight wolverine in 50 cal. for $279. they are great shooting guns, easy to clean. a set of scope mounts and a good scope will get you in business.
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Old 08-26-2003, 06:56 PM
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nothing better than a knight
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Old 08-27-2003, 02:33 PM
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how about the TC omega, is it good?
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Old 08-27-2003, 06:45 PM
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An omega is good, i just bought an encore after 3 years of watching my brother and 2 freinds with theirs, i haven' t used it yet but i am very confident i will be satisfied. i used to use a Tc thunderhawk and was very satisfied with the way it shot , but upgraded when i had a problem with cleaning, it did NOt have a breach plug and i broke off a cleaning jag , my fault, no lube.

imho most any newer gun will do a good job, but i would look for a gun with a breech plug and a 209 primer , after that it is pretty much your personal taste , my taste is stainless and synthetic stocks

another important item is bullets , my buddies and i use the TC PTX sabots in 250gr.... i was the 1st in my crowd to get into inlines , it was several years before the others got on board, and i went thru alot of different combos of bullets and powder before i got to where i was not worried at all that the gun would miss , never know about me but i was sure the gun was good

i also tried Black powder , pyrodex powder, and pyrodex pellets, my Bro settled for pyrodex powder, he likes to be precise. i went for the pyrodex pellets , i can' t see the difference, he uses 140gr . my old thunderhawk used 150 , but the book said 90 max , but i confimed with TC that for MY thunderhawk 150 was ok

in short , if you like the omega go for it , you will be happy once you get dialed in

and as for a scope , try to get one with removable mounts , not all states allow scopes , i have never had a problem with rezeroing after removal , always back to where i was before i took it off
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Old 08-28-2003, 05:04 PM
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try cabelas.com they have several choices to choose from.
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Old 08-31-2003, 08:38 PM
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Check some of the Shooter suppliers. www.midsouthshooterssupply.com
www.natchezss.com They sell muzzleloaders at reasonable prices. The Knights are hard to beat. CVA and Traditions for the lower priced BP Rifles. T/C are top of the line in Traditional rifles. You can' t beat their lifetime warranty and service. Ruger' s M77/50 are a fine inline.They seem to harder to find going through shooter suppliers.The Rugers are available in S/S or Blued. Walnut or Synthetic stocks. Not sure but I think laminated stocks too?
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Old 09-25-2003, 07:25 PM
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http://www.chuckhawks.com/recommended_muzzleloaders.htm


There' s a few to consider for you.
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Old 10-24-2003, 07:34 PM
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Delco Jim,
I have an old thunderhawk too and I tried Barnes X bullet sabots in it last year. It is a 54 cal and I am shooting 325 grain Xbullet sabots over 100 grains of tripple 7. It is extremely accurate with this load and completely deadly. I am also using a musket cap flame thrower nipple.
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Old 10-26-2003, 08:18 PM
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in the 300-400 range is where most inlines are so you are in luck, all the above listed are fine choices
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