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Posted: 10/30/2002 6:11:00 AM EDT
I haven't hunted with a muzzle loader in many years, sold mine long, long ago. Well got the urge to do it again, in Ohio you have a muzzle season that is 4 days long, so I did not need a expensive one, but I wanted a good one, no sense blowing a shot on that once in a lifetime buck if it shows up and I am using garbage. So my quest for a shooter began, shit, they got expensive 5,6,700.00 can be spent on a good in-line, then I found it A Rossi combo rifle/shotgun set 50 cal. in line, with a extra 20 gauge BBL. Not a bad deal at 200 bucks, and the 50 cal muzzle loader looks quality (surprised me for a Rossi) Rossi quality is coming up in the manufacturing of firearms. So this is a endorsement of Rossi muzzle loader rifle combo sets, if your in the market check one out.
Link Posted: 10/30/2002 6:15:36 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/30/2002 8:04:23 AM EDT
Go for the Thompson Center Encore! It's more expensive, but you can buy almost any rifle or pistol caliber in rifle or pistol configurations. With the black powder barrel, you can use up to 150 grains of pyrodex making it a 200 yard gun.
Link Posted: 10/30/2002 8:33:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ilikelegs: Smoking pole means something completely different to me. Your title tells me you were hunting for a prostitute to smoke your pole.
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lol damn for some reason i thought the same thing then i remembered wait a sec this is a gun board he must mean muzzle loading.
Link Posted: 10/30/2002 9:27:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ilikelegs: Smoking pole means something completely different to me.
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I have heard that about you. [:D]
Link Posted: 10/30/2002 9:55:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ilikelegs: Smoking pole means something completely different to me. Your title tells me you were hunting for a prostitute to smoke your pole.
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I read it as Pole Smoker Hunting.
Link Posted: 10/30/2002 10:14:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/30/2002 10:31:13 AM EDT
Yes those Knights and Thompsons are nice, real nice. Good luck this year guys.
Link Posted: 10/30/2002 10:39:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/30/2002 10:40:39 AM EDT by bountyhunter]
CVA, Knight, and Thompson all good brands, like I stated I just got back into it after many years, wow have they made improvements, pellet charges, sabot rounds, fiber optic sights(which these old eyes like) makes one feel very confident. Lot's of luck hunting guys, all of it good. BH /////EDIT SP
Link Posted: 10/30/2002 11:30:47 AM EDT
Only sad thing is I asked one fellow last year what the load for his rifle was and he said "3". I've got a flintlock in my basement and it doesn't use 3. 3 Pyrodex pellets, I guess. Funniest thing I have seen is two guys in a gun shop (bought the rifle somewhere else) and they couldn't figure out where the 209 primers went. Gun wouldn't shoot with a 209 in place. Never mind the flat striker or the nipple for the cap. Duh!!
Link Posted: 10/30/2002 11:36:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/30/2002 11:53:35 AM EDT
OldTiger, I hear you, I have seen things that would make you wince, a couple of guys trying to check in a Jersey cow as a deer????? A couple of hunters in a dinner saying I saw nothing so I took a " sound shot " man it is scary at times, that is why I bought my own land to hunt. It would be a lot nicer if the idiots were prevented from being "out in the woods" I guess they do to feel manly, if they only knew what real hunters thought of them. Maybe I will start letting them know if I run across them in the future,I mean it is for the good in the long run, don't you think ???
Link Posted: 10/31/2002 1:06:23 PM EDT
HEY GUYS, Try Barnes x-bullets for your muzzleloader. I shot a doe last weekend quartering towards me. She was at 110 yards, and it rolled her over backwards. For the first time, I was able to recover a bullet. The bullet entered at the front sholder and traveled to the rear flank, where it stopped just under the skin. The bullet performed perfectly. The peddals bent all the way back with only 2 of them breaking off, after going through bone. I've never used anything but Barnes in my muzzleloader,and they always do their job, but after recovering a bullet, I see why.
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