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#3426186 - 10/29/13 03:45 PM My First Muzzleloader Was.....
348Winchester
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a replica of a45 caliber Kentucky long rifle my Dad gave me for Christmas. He got it at Sears. I took it hunting in 1983 and snapped a cap on a small buck. I never did kill a deer with it and eventually sold it for a Hawken. I feel guilty about that now and wished I would have kept it.

Who else started muzzloader hunting when sidelocks were the only choice?

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#3426233 - 10/29/13 04:24 PM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: 348Winchester]
Jcalder
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Registered: 09/18/12
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My first was a cva hawken. Kicked like a mule when I was 14. It would smoke a dime at 35 yards but I never killed with it. Missed several with it tho.
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#3426289 - 10/29/13 05:09 PM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: Jcalder]
BigD_625
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Registered: 09/30/09
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Made in Italy. That's all it says. It's a carbine length side hammer that I still have. It had the set trigger, but no scope. I never got to fire a shot at a deer with it.
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#3426306 - 10/29/13 05:16 PM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: BigD_625]
TITANSFAN2104
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Registered: 05/19/11
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Loc: watertown ,TN

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An old cva hawken style that sounded like a dynamite fuse burning when it popped. Better follow through with that gun. Lol
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#3426356 - 10/29/13 05:59 PM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: TITANSFAN2104]
rem2506
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Registered: 07/31/13
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Loc: cookeville tn

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CVA Kentucky rifle that I built from a kit. didnt kill a deer with muzzleloader till I got a Knight T-5.
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#3426684 - 10/29/13 08:34 PM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: rem2506]
Wobblyshot1
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Registered: 10/13/10
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An Antonio Zoli 1863 Remington replica commonly known a Zouave. Popped a cap on two buck deer with that gun...never a kill.
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#3426815 - 10/29/13 09:25 PM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: Wobblyshot1]
Matador
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I started in 1982 with a Lyman Plaimsman. Killed my first buck with it in 1983.
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#3426821 - 10/29/13 09:27 PM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: Wobblyshot1]
Matador
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Registered: 02/04/06
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 Originally Posted By: Wobblyshot1
An Antonio Zoli 1863 Remington replica commonly known a Zouave. Popped a cap on two buck deer with that gun...never a kill.

was that a 58 caliber Wobblyshot?

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#3426913 - 10/29/13 10:09 PM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: Matador]
SES
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Registered: 10/13/11
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Loc: Corryton, Tn

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CVA Mountain Stalker. My mom and dad got both me and my brother one for Christmas around 1990. Killed my first muzzleloader deer with it in Hawkins County. I still have it, but it doesn't see the woods anymore.
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#3426989 - 10/29/13 10:49 PM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: SES]
reloadxx
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Registered: 10/20/11
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Loc: monore tn

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Tc white mtn carbine 50cal. Got it for my birthday in 1990
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#3427000 - 10/29/13 11:04 PM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: reloadxx]
deerhunter10
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cva 45 cal firebolt still have it and its still a tack driver
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#3427144 - 10/30/13 06:14 AM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: Matador]
Wobblyshot1
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 Originally Posted By: Matador
 Originally Posted By: Wobblyshot1
An Antonio Zoli 1863 Remington replica commonly known a Zouave. Popped a cap on two buck deer with that gun...never a kill.

was that a 58 caliber Wobblyshot?


Yes it was. It was a tack driver with a patched round ball, but I could never get her to shoot minies worth a darn. I sold it years ago. Kinda wish I still had the old thing.
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#3427702 - 10/30/13 01:25 PM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: reloadxx]
Brisco Darlin
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 Originally Posted By: reloadxx
Tc white mtn carbine 50cal. Got it for my birthday in 1990
i still hunt with mine to this day. got it in 1990 also. My first was a CVA hawken kit that i got for Christmas in 1981.
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#3427747 - 10/30/13 01:57 PM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: reloadxx]
wayers
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Registered: 10/21/09
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cva fire bolt killed a few then went to a cva hunter bolt ,45 I still have the hunter bolt shots awsome.
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#3427995 - 10/30/13 06:18 PM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: wayers]
shopson
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Registered: 09/24/01
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A kit from Kmart I bought off my father.
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#3428004 - 10/30/13 06:24 PM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: shopson]
encore06
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Registered: 12/08/06
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A TC Hawkens .45cal. I never killed a deer with it in 4-5 season. Shot at a couple
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#3428027 - 10/30/13 06:40 PM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: encore06]
Killing time
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Registered: 09/06/11
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and still is.....a Knight MK85. For the past 15 years...
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#3428059 - 10/30/13 07:02 PM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: Killing time]
UTGrad
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Registered: 12/01/07
Posts: 8273
Loc: Franklin, TN

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CVA Optima Pro. It had a 29" barrel so it got a full burn!
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#3428107 - 10/30/13 07:32 PM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: reloadxx]
TennesseeJed
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Registered: 08/01/05
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a T/C Renegade .54 and I still hunt with it.
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#3428119 - 10/30/13 07:38 PM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: TennesseeJed]
bigtex
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T/C Hawken 50 cal. Couldn't afford the complete rifle so my wife bought me the kit for Christmas back in the late 70's.
Killed many a deer with it, missed many more,lol.
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#3428454 - 10/30/13 11:17 PM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: Brisco Darlin]
reloadxx
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 Originally Posted By: Brisco Darlin
 Originally Posted By: reloadxx
Tc white mtn carbine 50cal. Got it for my birthday in 1990
i still hunt with mine to this day. got it in 1990 also. My first was a CVA hawken kit that i got for Christmas in 1981.


Heck I was still crapping green in 1981 lol
Them little Tc was a good shooting gun I killed many deer with that gun.
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#3428804 - 10/31/13 09:02 AM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: reloadxx]
Brisco Darlin
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i still kill alot of deer with mine.
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#3429058 - 10/31/13 11:20 AM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: Brisco Darlin]
clinchmtnboy7
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A TC Renegade on Christmas in sixth grade. Back in those days that meant i could hunt deer for three extra weeks in VA. Had the wood to yourself.
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#3429175 - 10/31/13 12:11 PM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: clinchmtnboy7]
savageman
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1996. Traditions St. Louis Hawken. Killed a doe with a round ball at 6 yards.
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#3429389 - 10/31/13 01:51 PM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: savageman]
muddyboots
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Invest arms 50 caliber.
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#3430238 - 10/31/13 09:16 PM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: muddyboots]
tbam
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Registered: 01/06/08
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Cva BLAZER .50 after bout 3 years it blew apart from the wood and all I had was a barrel..lol (circa 1990)
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#3433340 - 11/03/13 08:16 AM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: tbam]
dg7080 Administrator
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First was a T/C .50 Hawken I built from a kit back in the late 70's. I used it for several years but sold it and bought me a .50 Renegade. Love my Renegade but sure wish I had never sold that old Hawken!

Since that time I've gone through a couple of Knights and also picked up a T/C .45 Cherokee. I used the Knights for several years but now I only have one Knight and it stays in the safe. The more I used those modern inlines, the more I realized I enjoy muzzleloader season for what it is for me, a traditional season to hunt with a weapon like my ancestors used, its not a high tech muzzle loading single shot rifle season. But that's just me... \:D

Next weekend, the Renegade and the little Cherokee will roll!

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#3433439 - 11/03/13 09:07 AM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: dg7080]
wsm
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Registered: 11/28/10
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Knight 50 cal.for 5or 6 years and encore for last 13years.
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#3433440 - 11/03/13 09:07 AM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: dg7080]
BIGB
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I started with a T/C Hawken back in the 90s. I killed one deer with it. It got traded off on a coon dog. Oh the lessons learned about trading. Got me an Omega few years ago, wife shoots it now and I'm shooting a Knight. Bought a CVA Hawken last week, gonna try to teach my son some history , first hand.
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#3433453 - 11/03/13 09:22 AM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: BIGB]
Deerhunter
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Registered: 03/11/99
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First was a Lk-93 Knight Wolverine that dad bought me for Christmas sometime in the mid 90's. Used it for many years to kill alot of deer. Havent shot it in about 5 years since I got my Savage. Still looks and shoots as good as new tho and I will probaly give it to my boy as his first mzl when he gets a little bigger.

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#3433533 - 11/03/13 10:56 AM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: reloadxx]
easy45
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Mine was a knight mk-83?, I think that's the model
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#3441221 - 11/07/13 06:22 PM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: easy45]
warpheagle
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Loc: N. Alabama

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Mine was a left handed Flintlock Tennessee Mountain Rifle from Dixie Gun Works in Union City,TN. I think it was 1985. Black powder and patched round balls. Those were the days.
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#3441719 - 11/08/13 05:34 AM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: dg7080]
Boone 58
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My first was a t/c hawken in 45. kept it a few years then traded to a renegade 50 cal for a few more years and eventually to a knight 93.....then a Winchester apex 150 grn banger.....then to the current CVA Accura V2 in 50 cal.
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#3474534 - 11/28/13 01:31 PM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: Boone 58]
snwwlkr
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My first was a .45 perc Ky long rifle I built from a kit. It was a total piece of crap by some no name company and the barrel loved to rust it seemed no matter how oiled up you kept it.
Shortly thereafter about 1980ish I got a TC Hawken .45 cal perc kit and that was a good gun, killed my first little buck with it.

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#3477164 - 11/30/13 01:34 PM Re: My First Muzzleloader Was..... [Re: snwwlkr]
tasaman
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A CVA Bobcat purchased at Bass Pro on sale for $75. Wasn't anything special and it did cause me to miss a deer but it shot fair. Gun was in my buddy's car when he got in an accident. Last I ever saw of it.
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