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RE: Muzzleloaders

Postby buckhunter21 » Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:45 am

I don't have much experience with the loaders, but have heard nothing but good things about the Thompson Centers.  They may be a little more spendy compared to some of your others, but are well worth it...As the old adage goes, you get what you pay for!

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RE: Muzzleloaders

Postby ranwin33 » Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:35 am

Traditions makes one with a tool-less breach plug.  On my next one, that will be a big consideration.
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RE: Muzzleloaders

Postby HoneyHole » Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:53 pm

TC's are very good guns. I personally like Knights. The older DISC is one heck of a good shooting gun. I have mine zerod at 200 yards and have taken deer at that range many times. (Beanfield huntin'). 

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muzzleloaders

Postby nhdeerchaser » Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:42 pm

Hey everyone!

For those of you that shoot front loaders, what kinds do you use?

I shoot a T/C scout. It weighs a ton, but it shoots soooo sweet!

The one disadvantage of it is that she only shoots #11 percussion caps. When I upgrade, I want a T/C triumph.

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RE: muzzleloaders

Postby shaman » Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:50 pm

TC Hawken in .54 Cal.   I shoot pure lead cast Lee R.E.A.L.  over 777  with #11 caps.

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#11 caps are not a huge problem.  Buy fresh and keep them sealed up.  Keep your nipple clean. 

BTW: If you want more fire, there's always musket caps. I tried them, but went back to #11.  I found I lost accuracy.
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RE: muzzleloaders

Postby tnt1960 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:51 pm

I shoot a 50 cal. CVA Optima Pro with a thumbhole stock in Mossy Oak camo and a nickel plated barrel.  I shoot 270 gr. Powerbelt Platinum bullets with 100 gr. of T-7 pellets. I also have a 2-7 power scope on it. It`s killed an 8 point, 9 point, and a doe, all within the last two years. I love my muzzleloader, it`s so much fun to shoot!
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RE: muzzleloaders

Postby 1Morgan » Sun Sep 06, 2009 3:17 pm

I just bought a used TC Hawken .50 percussion. I sent it to the factory last week for them to do an inspection. I shot it a few times but it needs a little hammer work and the bbl needs a deep cleaning. Hopefully the inspection will come back ok. It only cost me $50 either way.
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Postby fasteddie » Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:12 pm

I have a 50 Cal Huntsman New England Firearm .



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RE: muzzleloaders

Postby nhdeerchaser » Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:59 am

You guys shoot some impressive weapons!

I'm off to the range today to do some tinkering and make sure all my guns are dead on(no pun intended. Ok, I meant it!)

Bringing my .30-06, .50 cal front loader, and son's .243

Gonna be fun!

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RE: muzzleloaders

Postby marshall9779 » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:07 am

I have a CVA Optima Elite that I got last year. I haven't taken anything with it yet. Looking forward to taking one with it this year. I have it shooting a 3/4" group at 100yds using Blackhorn 209, 200gr Shockwaves, and Win 209 primers.

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