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BLACK POWDER SET UP FOR ELK IN CO

I am putting in for an elk license in CO this year. Blackpowder season. I am going with some guys that have been before and have their opinions but just wanted to here somemore. I am an avid hunter but have never hunted Elk or with a muzzleloader. What would be a good setup. Does not have to the top of the line as a trip up there every couple years will be all I use it for. I know the regs for it. I just want to know a guality gun and load that will do the job.

Thanks in advance

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Location: Colorado
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I have a Knight .50. Not terribly expensive and does the trick. Very happy with it. Look it up. Knight makes good ML's.

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I have a Thompson Center Omega with a thumbhole stock. Highly accurate gun and have killed two bulls with it. Longest shot was 150 and shortest was 40 yards this year. I have a peep hole sight on it as well and highly recommend using a peep sight. I love that rifle.

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SoCoKHntr wrote:
I have a Thompson Center Omega with a thumbhole stock. Highly accurate gun and have killed two bulls with it. Longest shot was 150 and shortest was 40 yards this year. I have a peep hole sight on it as well and highly recommend using a peep sight. I love that rifle.

So peep sights are legal in CO? I was thinking of doing the blackpowder season here next fall and knew scopes were out but was wondering about peep sights.

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RFVSkier wrote:
SoCoKHntr wrote:
I have a Thompson Center Omega with a thumbhole stock. Highly accurate gun and have killed two bulls with it. Longest shot was 150 and shortest was 40 yards this year. I have a peep hole sight on it as well and highly recommend using a peep sight. I love that rifle.

So peep sights are legal in CO? I was thinking of doing the blackpowder season here next fall and knew scopes were out but was wondering about peep sights.

Yes, they are legal.

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Correct me if i'm wrong but you can't use Sabots either?

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7 Mag wrote:
Correct me if i'm wrong but you can't use Sabots either?

You are correct, Sabots are illegal in Co.

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SoCoKHntr wrote:
7 Mag wrote:
Correct me if i'm wrong but you can't use Sabots either?

You are correct, Sabots are illegal in Co.

Are Sabots illegal all the time or only during the muzzleloader season? I am retiring from the Navy next year and moving to CO and planned on using my muzzy to hunt when I get there. If you don't mind, what other rules and regs are there that I should be aware of?

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First; Thankyou for serving our country! I advise you to check out the Colorado DOW's website or get a copy of their regulations; http://wildlife.state.co.us/ Goodluck with your search & your retirement.

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i have a cva elite 50cal with a thumb hole stock i load it with 130 gr. pyro pellets and a 245gr. power belt bullets it holds a 6 in. group at 200 yards. it cost $217 at walmart.

can you use power belts in co.

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7 Mag wrote:
First; Thankyou for serving our country! I advise you to check out the Colorado DOW's website or get a copy of their regulations; http://wildlife.state.co.us/ Goodluck with your search & your retirement.

7 Mag, Thanks for the link. I got on and looked around and found what I was wondering about. No sabots during the special muzzleloader season. I will start trying new things at the range now to find a good combo so I will be ready when I get there. Won't be able to hunt there until the 2010 season but no sense waiting till the last minute to have a plan. Thanks again.

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