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New muzzloader

Postby BB12 » Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:41 pm

Hi I have been looking to buy me a new muzzleloader. but I would like to keep the price a lil low. do any of you guys know what would be a good muzzleloader to get for under 250$. thanks
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Re: New muzzloader

Postby MissedAgain » Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:34 pm

Go to Walmart and see what they have. Sometimes they have great buys. You can get a cheap inline for about $100.

I recently bought a CVA Wolf and it shoots okay - it won't pattern worth anythign with 100 gr or more of powder and it does NOT like heavy bullets. It cleans up okay and will shoot the new black powder alternative - I forget what it is called - non-corrosive stuff - the way to go!!!

A cheaper gun is going to shoot pretty well - think 100-150 yards max. Get a .50 cal. Plan on shooting loose powder in the 60-80 gr (by volume) range to get the best accuracy with most sabots and conicals. The HTP sabots will shoot very well - Powerbelts shoot pretty good too and with a light load of powder are reported to be great deer killers.

You'll want to get a range rod (1-piece loading & cleaning rod) - you'll also want to clean the gun after every 3-6 shots - use a 50-50 mix of rubbing alcohol and windshield washer fluid (I'm not kidding) - stuff works great. Give it a full cleaning & oiling when you get home.

Get a halfway decent scope.

Enjoy!
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