Tndeer Logo

Page 1 of 2 12>
Topic Options
#2987323 - 10/18/12 10:08 AM Looking for first Muzzleloader
mfisher
Spike


Registered: 11/18/11
Posts: 46
Loc: nashville

Offline
Iím in the market to finally purchase a muzzleloader, Iíve borrowed a friendís the last 2 years. I have done some research and what Iíve found is that no matter what you get the key is to clean the gun religiously after every few shots at minimum. Iíve been told that it would be smart to get a stainless barrel to help the life of the gun due to corrosions but Iím not really looking to spend $500 on a gun at this time. Any recommendations for a good gun that is a reliable shooter assuming I do my part to keep up with the cleaning? Is it really that important to go with a non blued barrel? I would like to keep this under $300. Thanks for any info you guys can share.
Top
#2987331 - 10/18/12 10:14 AM Re: Looking for first Muzzleloader [Re: mfisher]
BigD_625
10 Point


Registered: 09/30/09
Posts: 3365
Loc: Maury County, TN

Offline
Walmart here has the CVA Optima Stainless for $217. I don't think you can beat it for the price.
_________________________
-----------
It's better to be smarter than you look...than to look smarter than you are.

Top
#2987333 - 10/18/12 10:15 AM Re: Looking for first Muzzleloader [Re: mfisher]
cecil30-30
16 Point


Registered: 12/05/06
Posts: 14137
Loc: Morgan Co

Offline
Seen a wolf for sale in the classifieds for $130..You don't need stainless steel.Just clean it after you shoot it every time and you'll be good to go.You can find some good deals on used ones.Check http://www.gunownersclub.com
_________________________
The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it." -Thomas Jefferson


Ban Liberals!!! Save America!!!!

Top
#2987343 - 10/18/12 10:22 AM Re: Looking for first Muzzleloader [Re: cecil30-30]
BigD_625
10 Point


Registered: 09/30/09
Posts: 3365
Loc: Maury County, TN

Offline
 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
Seen a wolf for sale in the classifieds for $130..You don't need stainless steel.Just clean it after you shoot it every time and you'll be good to go.You can find some good deals on used ones.Check http://www.gunownersclub.com


Walmart has the blue wolf $167. I have been looking for a good used one on goc for my brother, and I can't beat walmart.
_________________________
-----------
It's better to be smarter than you look...than to look smarter than you are.

Top
#2987351 - 10/18/12 10:27 AM Re: Looking for first Muzzleloader [Re: BigD_625]
Andy S.
TnDeer Old Timer
14 Point


Registered: 07/26/99
Posts: 7851
Loc: Atoka, TN

Offline
A good friend of mine bought the T/C Impact ($250) few years back and he has been thoroughly impressed with it thus far. He set his gun up exactly as described in this article, with the exception of the scope (same load, same dial in, etc). I have witnessed him shoot it at the range (out to 150 yards) and I have witnessed him kill three does with it in a field (50-100 yard shots) and I must say I have been impressed too. Furthermore, it is a breeze to clean, unlike the black powder guns I shot back in the day. Best of luck with your final choice.

http://www.chuckhawks.com/thompson_impact.htm
_________________________
Andy S.

If I had saved all the money I spent on hunting, I'd spend it on hunting.

Top
#2987374 - 10/18/12 10:37 AM Re: Looking for first Muzzleloader [Re: Andy S.]
mfisher
Spike


Registered: 11/18/11
Posts: 46
Loc: nashville

Offline
Thanks for the feedback guys, this is very helpful
Top
#2987397 - 10/18/12 10:59 AM Re: Looking for first Muzzleloader [Re: mfisher]
fastbs
6 Point


Registered: 12/22/08
Posts: 779
Loc: putnam co

Offline
come get it, i'll take $120.
just got an optima and don't need it but it's almost worth the $130 to me to have it available if a buddy, kid, or wife want to borrow it for a hunt.

The quick release breech plug is absolutely awesome, i would not have a modern muzzleloader with out it now.

Just clean the rifle after you shoot it and it'll probably last a lifetime, if not CVA is pretty good about their lifetime warranty.
I sat it to the side after running triple 7 through it; and forgot about for 2 weeks under a towel in the garage first season i had it which is how the breech area got a little cruded up, probably still better than 90% of the used muzzleloaders you will find out there. I'm pretty anal about my stuff and it bugs me that i let that happen. Doesn't seem to bother it's shooting ability though.

http://www.tndeer.com/tndeertalk/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2985881&page=2#Post2985881

_________________________
SITIN IN THE WOODS SOUNDS GOOD TO ME

Top
#2987399 - 10/18/12 11:01 AM Re: Looking for first Muzzleloader [Re: fastbs]
feldmutze
4 Point


Registered: 07/29/07
Posts: 399
Loc: Clinton, Tn.

Offline
Buy American
_________________________
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
"Only the dead have seen the end of war"

George Santayana

Top
#2987412 - 10/18/12 11:12 AM Re: Looking for first Muzzleloader [Re: Andy S.]
Ed B
4 Point


Registered: 09/27/09
Posts: 119
Loc: Middle TN

Offline
 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
A good friend of mine bought the T/C Impact ($250) few years back and he has been thoroughly impressed with it thus far. He set his gun up exactly as described in this article, with the exception of the scope (same load, same dial in, etc). I have witnessed him shoot it at the range (out to 150 yards) and I have witnessed him kill three does with it in a field (50-100 yard shots) and I must say I have been impressed too. Furthermore, it is a breeze to clean, unlike the black powder guns I shot back in the day. Best of luck with your final choice.

http://www.chuckhawks.com/thompson_impact.htm


I went with an impact a couple years ago as well, absolutely love it. Simple, easy to clean (using BH209) and accurate.

Top
#2987437 - 10/18/12 11:31 AM Re: Looking for first Muzzleloader [Re: Ed B]
Deer Assassin
Non-Typical


Registered: 08/01/03
Posts: 86721
Loc: Kingston Springs

content Online
CVA
_________________________
Drag Racing

Spending money I dont have

on things I dont need

to impress people I dont know

Top
Page 1 of 2 12>


Moderator:  RUGER, Tennessee Todd, Bobby G, Unicam, CBU93, stretch, Kimber45, Mrs.Unicam, Crappie Luck 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4105265
RUGER
86721
Deer Assassin
65056
BSK
60881
Crappie Luck
51376
spitndrum
Newest Members
JPG3, red arrow, ICUFLY, east_tn_gk, cruiser sailor
13210 Registered Users
Who's Online
125 registered (mathews338, lung-buster, cdw338, huntintn, volsfan1976, MUP, 16 invisible) and 123 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13210 Members
42 Forums
91607 Topics
1070707 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
August
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.088 seconds in which 0.001 seconds were spent on a total of 15 queries. Zlib compression enabled.