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Rifle and Muzzelloader review

Old 02-19-2007, 10:07 AM
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Im in the process of thinking about a couple different caliber rifles for deer and bear hunting. couple calibers i had in mind where 7mm, .270, .300 and a 30-06. i was wondering the advantages of eacha nd disadvantages. also im looking for a good muzzelloader any suggestions?
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Old 02-19-2007, 11:11 AM
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Without knowing what kind of terrain and ranges you are looking to hunt deer and bear, I would suggest the .30-06 or .300 win mag (if that is what you meant by .300?).
As far as a ML, what kind of money are you looking to spend? I would suggest a Savage 10ML-II if cost is not a huge issue, around $400-550 for one. They are fantastic, and can shoot smokeless in addition to BP substitutes. I would check you regs, where every you live regarding ML's first though.
If money is an issue, you could look into something like a Traditions Pursuit, which I think is around $250ish or so.
Good luck.
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Old 02-19-2007, 12:07 PM
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For rifle im hunting in Upstate NY in the Androndack's on Paul Smith College land and land around saranac lake, for muzzelloader ill be hunting in upstate ny and just south of rochester.
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The sight below is a good one to visit if you have any interest in the Savage 10ML-II.

http://dougva.proboards34.com/index.cgi?
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Old 02-19-2007, 12:41 PM
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I have the T/C Firestorm and it works great. I don't know if you want an inline or flintlock though.

Plus it looks pretty awesome too.
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Old 02-19-2007, 01:47 PM
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Soggy has a good point, in-line or traditional ML? I would also make sure to know what regulations/limitations that NY may have regarding them as well, as what is the point in getting set-up and finding out that your set-up is some how not legal.
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Old 02-19-2007, 02:43 PM
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Yeah, just be safe and go with flintlock. They're much more fun anyway.

I've actually never shot an inline, but still think I'd prefer flintlock.
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Old 02-19-2007, 02:58 PM
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Yeah, just be safe and go with flintlock. They're much more fun anyway.

I've actually never shot an inline, but still think I'd prefer flintlock.
Spoken like a true hardcore traditionalist!
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Old 02-19-2007, 03:04 PM
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Haha, I just don't see the fun in inlines. It seems like it's basically the same as rifle hunting, but you're limited to one shot. We can't use them around here anyway, so I'm fine with that. I've only muzzleloader hunted for 1 year but it was definently more fun that rifle hunting.

But I only need one shot anyway.
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Thats cool, doing your own thing. I use my ML during rifle season anyways, as it forces me to focus on the one shot.
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