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Muzzleloader or Shotgun/Slug gun. Which do u prefer? Why?

Old 09-02-2008, 06:47 PM
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I am purchasing my first muzzleloader this year for whitetail and I'm curious if any of you prefer a black powder rifle or shotgun/slug gun? Why one over the other? Here in Ohio we have 9 days Gun season (which can be shotgun or muzzleloader) and 4 days of just muzzleloader. There also is a 5 day period which certain areas in the state have open muzzleloader season.

I know some sit in stands and others drive the deer so some situations would be different but if you only had to choose one which would it be?
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Old 09-02-2008, 06:52 PM
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once you get behind that muzzleloader and just shoot one time you will be hooked trust me. i fell in love with mine and i will use it to drop them deer every time. but here in illinois we can use muzzleloader during the shotgun seasons. yea you get one shot but the are accurate
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Old 09-02-2008, 06:53 PM
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I like hunting with a muzzleloader. The kick on my omega is a lot less than my slug gun. The effective range is close to the same with both. And I just enjoy muzzleloader hunting.
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Old 09-02-2008, 06:57 PM
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I'm in Ohio too and I much prefer my muzzleloader. That being said, I have a very inexpensive ML that shoots great and is very accurate, but a pain in the rear if it is raining cats and dogs. So if it's regular gun season and anything more than a light rain, I take the shotgun. Otherwise, the ML gets to go with me.
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:13 PM
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I prefer the muzzleloader. It is just easier to hit at longer distances with the ML, and I have not found it to be a disadvantage to have one shot.
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:23 PM
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Fly...Welcome to the forum!!!

You might want to post this in the Blackpowder Forum as well, quite a few muzzleloaders on here...
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Old 09-03-2008, 12:53 AM
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I travel from arkansas every year to hunt with my cousin in jefferson and carroll counties in ohio. I use my muzzleloader when i go. My cousin is always trying to get me to use one of his shotguns, but i always decline. I am use to my smokepole not his shotguns. Oh by the way love those big deer running around up there.
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Old 09-03-2008, 04:12 AM
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muzzle loader
I love shooting them
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Old 09-03-2008, 04:35 AM
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Muzzleloader, I can't use my shotgun during our ML season, but I can use the ML in both seasons. I don't own a slug gun, and don't really want one since my pump shoots fosters just fine.
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:37 AM
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Unless you plan on cross dressing the shotgun for Bird hunting or Waterfowl hunting,
I would go with the Muzzle loader... Seeing you have a longer season.
Plus it only takes one well placed shot to make a clean kill!
I also have the option here and I most always take my muzzle loader.
It happens to shoot better groups @ 100 yards than my .270, go figure?!!
On top I have a 2X7 Leupold VXII.
It is the first Knight 50 cal. "disc" muzzle loader


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