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#870564 - 08/15/08 03:54 PM should i buy this muzzleloader

Registered: 08/11/08
Posts: 17
Loc: dyersburg, tn

i am thinking about buying a thompson center omega 50 caliber, i'm wanting a muzzleldr that will shoot an kill a deer at 200 yards

#870665 - 08/15/08 05:28 PM Re: should i buy this muzzleloader [Re: benny22]
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Loc: Knoxville, TN

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That's a long way for a ML. I'd practice ALOT at that range. The Omega is a great ML. Top is off with good glass and hit the woods.
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#870847 - 08/15/08 07:44 PM Re: should i buy this muzzleloader [Re: Model70Man]
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#871357 - 08/16/08 10:36 AM Re: should i buy this muzzleloader [Re: mike243]
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Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 17774
Loc: Branchville

Savage. It is beyond a 200 yard gun.
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#871587 - 08/16/08 04:54 PM Re: should i buy this muzzleloader [Re: benny22]
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Registered: 03/20/07
Posts: 203
Loc: Lauderdale Co. Tennessee

 Originally Posted By: benny22
i am thinking about buying a thompson center omega 50 caliber, i'm wanting a muzzleldr that will shoot an kill a deer at 200 yards

Who doesn't?....But that is a loooooooong shot for a MZ.....BH51

#872118 - 08/17/08 08:38 AM Re: should i buy this muzzleloader [Re: benny22]

Registered: 07/03/06
Posts: 27622
Loc: Crossville

200 yards is a long shot with a smoke pole, good luck

#874171 - 08/18/08 05:08 PM Re: should i buy this muzzleloader [Re: buckhorn40]
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Registered: 09/29/05
Posts: 216
Loc: blount co. tennessee

the omega is a great shooting gun and quite easy to load i love mine and would reccomend anyone to get one, i am grouping 2.5in at 125 but havent shot it any further. and have been trying different powders as well.

#875608 - 08/19/08 11:33 AM Re: should i buy this muzzleloader [Re: benny22]
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Registered: 08/19/08
Posts: 1089
Loc: Sale Creek (backwoods), TN

My dad owns a thompson center omega. If you want a muzzleloader that will shoot that far i think the omega would be a great choice. I personally wouldn't feel comfortable shooting a MZ that far. He shoots 150 grains of pyrodex 777 pellets with a powerbelt 295 grain bullet and has it topped of with a leupold scope. Can hit milk jug consistently at 200 yards. Hope this helps.

Edited by SALECREEKHUNTER (08/19/08 11:36 AM)
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#878440 - 08/20/08 07:55 PM Re: should i buy this muzzleloader [Re: SALECREEKHUNTER]
Team Browning
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Registered: 03/01/07
Posts: 2236
Loc: Chattanooga

My Omega is good at that range but Im not sure I am! Dont get hung up on yardage just to say you shot something from 200 yards with a ML or a 70-yard bow shot. You can do that on the range but unless your skills are as good as your gun, you run the risk of maiming without killing.
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#881208 - 08/22/08 12:26 PM Re: should i buy this muzzleloader [Re: Team Browning]
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Registered: 01/17/06
Posts: 8122
Loc: Collierville,TN.

I got a savage and it is easily a 250 yard gun!
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#894262 - 09/01/08 09:16 PM Re: should i buy this muzzleloader [Re: W.Seay]

Registered: 12/01/02
Posts: 80
Loc: springfield, tn,USA

Omega is a great gun.......If you really want to know what and how to load, sight and clean, go on ebay and checkout the DVD for using a Thompson Omega.....The work is already done and this will give you all the details to shoot 1 inch groups ......Best DVD I ever bought......It also shows you the drop on it at 200yds......It calculates to about 1 inch per 10 yds after 100 yds......They also have a DVD for Encores.....Good Luck
#897911 - 09/03/08 11:55 PM Re: should i buy this muzzleloader [Re: W.Seay]
Big J
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Registered: 03/10/06
Posts: 11982
Loc: Joelton

If you want 200 yards you need to go to a 45 caliber muzzleloader and 150 grains of powder. I suggest Knight revolution with knight 45 grain bullets and 150 gr triple 7.
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