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What rifle?

Postby sharpshooter » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:35 pm

If you were to buy a new muzzleloader today what would you buy?
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Re: What rifle?

Postby fairchaser » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:21 pm

Anything smokeless.
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Re: What rifle?

Postby KPH » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:22 pm

fairchaser wrote:Anything smokeless.

yep
talking about putting a hole in a deer blood every where
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Re: What rifle?

Postby ADR » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:07 pm

KPH wrote:
fairchaser wrote:Anything smokeless.

yep
talking about putting a hole in a deer blood every where


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Re: What rifle?

Postby sharpshooter » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:50 am

Gonna have to research the smokeless variety it looks like. When you say "steep learning curve" what is the biggest challenge, just finding the correct powder/bullet combo or what? If y'all know any good websites to read up on them, post them or PM if you don't mind. Thanks
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Re: What rifle?

Postby Andy S. » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:05 am

Smokeless for sure, plenty of us to help you along the way. What is your budget for gun only?
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Re: What rifle?

Postby Jcalder » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:06 am

sharpshooter wrote:Gonna have to research the smokeless variety it looks like. When you say "steep learning curve" what is the biggest challenge, just finding the correct powder/bullet combo or what? If y'all know any good websites to read up on them, post them or PM if you don't mind. Thanks
There’s enough knowledgeable people here to answer just about any question you may have. But for reading material check out dougsmessageboards and hanksmessageboards. Lots of good info there. If you do Facebook check out smokeless shooters group


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Re: What rifle?

Postby GMB54 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:07 am

How much you want to spend and how much do you want to carry around? You will find is gets rather expensive if you want to carry a sub 8lb ML that is capable of smokeless but far less if you are happy with Blackhorn209 performance.
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Re: What rifle?

Postby sharpshooter » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:06 am

Well after reading up on some smokeless guns, looks like I need to stay with a regular ole inline smoke pole, $$$. Not looking to spend more than about $500 for rifle and scope. I had a T/C Omega that I wish I had never sold. Thanks for the information on the smokeless.
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Re: What rifle?

Postby CHRIS WILSON » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:09 pm

sharpshooter wrote:Well after reading up on some smokeless guns, looks like I need to stay with a regular ole inline smoke pole, $$$. Not looking to spend more than about $500 for rifle and scope. I had a T/C Omega that I wish I had never sold. Thanks for the information on the smokeless.

If $500 is the budget, I'd get a CVA Optima V2. That'll leave you a decent bit of cash for a scope.
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Re: What rifle?

Postby GMB54 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:06 am

CVA Optima V2 and a DNZ Game Reaper mount will be close to $300 in SS or $370ish in nitride. You can use the mount that is included but the DNZ is a better mount. Optimas start around $260 in SS/black but on sale you might save close to $50. Look for scopes with about 4" of eye relief due to mounting. The QRBP moves the mount a little forward so a little more eye relief helps.
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Re: What rifle?

Postby Jon54 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:03 pm

I’ve got a TC with Leupold scope that needs a home. PM me if interested and we can agree on a price. I had the barrel Cerakoted and used it one short season.
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Re: What rifle?

Postby sharpshooter » Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:16 pm

Jon54 wrote:I’ve got a TC with Leupold scope that needs a home. PM me if interested and we can agree on a price. I had the barrel Cerakoted and used it one short season.

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