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Any Traditional Muzzleloaders Out There?

I'll be using a Hawken Flintlock .50 PRB for muley's and elk this year. Anybody else do it the old way?

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I swap back and forth, up and

I swap back and forth, up and down depending on what state and how I feed when I head out hunting.  I started out with a .45 T/C Hawkin and then moved to a .54 T/C Renegade.  I then bought a .50 caliber barrel to put on my .54 and used that for a couple of years and then bought a .50 T/C in line.  I couldn't believe the difference in the weight between that old Renegade and that in line.  It seamed like I needed two arms to hold up that old Renegade.  But I do love that old style of rifle.  I have taken both deer and elk with the .54 and just a couple of deer with the .50.  I have yet to kill anything other than a few rabbits with the in line. 

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You'd be bored to death if I

You'd be bored to death if I talked about all the ML i've gone through. My latest is a Lyman Great Plains Rifle. A pretty close copy of the real Hawken with a 32" barrel, and 9 1/2 lbs. It also has the extreme curved butt plate. Not the most comfortable gun to shoot, or carry. Especially, for an old goat like me, but i've always loved to punish myself for fun.  Big smile

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yep

.54 cal Lyman Deerstalker

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Cool! I wouldn't expect that

Cool! I wouldn't expect that from you, but the ML season is a great time to hunt in Colorado.

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