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Hi ADKBEAR!

Thanks for the info!
Sounds realy impressive and similar to a cartridge gun. Did you already use it for hunting? If not what do you plan to hunt with?

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Kirrmeister

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Kirrmeister
Just got it recently so the only thing I have shot is paper so far.
Will be using it on deer (whitetail) and black bear here in New York. We have 2 weeks of (special) muzzle loading seasons. One in the North that is early (mid Oct right before reg rifle season) and one in the South that is late (mid Dec after the reg season).
Might be looking at a Moose hunt up in Canada in the next year or two. Maybe if I could find a muzzloading hunt up there that would work out?

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ADKBEAR,

the last 14 days I was on vacancy in Sweden with the family, not for hunting. But the guy who leased the wooden hut to us, a very friendly swedman, offered a hunting possibility to me on his 100 hectars (300 acres) property. There is only forest with moose, red deer, roe and boar. Won't cost anything except the journey and the leasing fee for the hut ( € 270/week) and the swedish hunting licence (€ 30/year). The bad thing is Sweden don't allow any use of ML, but I'll take bp cartridge gun.

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Kirrmeister wrote:
ADKBEAR,

the last 14 days I was on vacancy in Sweden with the family, not for hunting. But the guy who leased the wooden hut to us, a very friendly swedman, offered a hunting possibility to me on his 100 hectars (300 acres) property. There is only forest with moose, red deer, roe and boar. Won't cost anything except the journey and the leasing fee for the hut ( € 270/week) and the swedish hunting licence (€ 30/year). The bad thing is Sweden don't allow any use of ML, but I'll take bp cartridge gun.

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Kirrmeister

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Sound like a sweet deal! What gun you going to take?

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Hi ADKBEAR,

I thought of buying a H&R Handy Rifle in .45-70 which I'll use with bp cartridges. Will be a good pill for moose and red deer. But I don't know any dealer for H&R here in Germany. Can you help?

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Kirrmeister

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Sure I am an international gun runner known as "The Phat Cobra"

Just kidding there buddy Laugh I would not know how to begin except for you to go to the H&R home page http://www.hr1871.com/

Proublem is they do not give an email address to post questions to them and under find a dealer all they have is the USA states?

They have an address and phone number listed. You could send them a letter or call and ask how to buy one of their guns in Germany???

H&R 1871, LLC
60 Industrial Rowe
Gardner MA. 01440

Phone 1-978-630-8220

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So I'll try this.

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ADKBEAR,

I'm new to this blog but have some experience with several inlines. That is a nice rifle and if I were buying another that is the one I would get. The thing about inlines is they are like compound bows in that you buy the latest gizmo this year and next year they come out with something else and last years gun (or bow) is now not worth much. A nice custom flinter or caplock will hold it's value. I have owned Knights, Rem 700, and a TC. They all shot fine until I went to 3 Pyrodex pellets then accuracy went bad. Sabot autopsy showed that even the knight high pressure sabots sometimes cracked and base mushroomed from pressure. My Chonograph indicated velocity well over 2K but it's no good without accuracy so I use 2 pellets. Velocity is still pretty good.

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I read somewhere where pyrodex reccomends you dont ever use 3 pellets. Cant remember where but ill try to find it. Another muzzloader told me when i shoot lay out a white sheet in front of yourself to see how much unburned powder you have, Ive found that more than 70 grains of powder or 2 pellets there is alot of waste.

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csumerall wrote:
I read somewhere where pyrodex reccomends you dont ever use 3 pellets. Cant remember where but ill try to find it.

Maybe, but the instructional video that came with my M/L recommended using 3 Pyrodex pellets (by name).

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