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The Joys of Muzzleloader Shooting (featured article)

October 2006 Feature Article:

The Joys of Muzzleloader Shooting

Muzzleloaders are a lot of fun to shoot! The concept of a single shot makes shooters try to do their best on every shot. Large puffs of smoke belching from the muzzle after each shot, makes this a very visual shooting sport. As well, muzzleloaders are capable of firing a variety of bullet weights and powder charges, giving them the ability to be a multi species firearm. Read more...

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There is only one thing in the article that I very strongly disagree with. The picture caption that reads... "Inline muzzleloaders such as this one, have made muzzleloader hunting for big game animals, much more enjoyable."

I suppose you can read this in a variety of ways, but to me it implies that the advent of inlines has made hunting more enjoyable than with older, traditional muzzleloaders. Nope. Inlines don't make hunting more enjoyable than any other kind of muzzleloader hunting. They make it more comfortable for hunters who are accustomed to modern rifles, but for REAL fun you have to try a traditional muzzleloader!

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Very intersting artuicle. Since I am just starting to get into muzlleloading, it really gave some much needed information. Thumbs up

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What DDon said.

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denverd0n wrote:
There is only one thing in the article that I very strongly disagree with. The picture caption that reads... "Inline muzzleloaders such as this one, have made muzzleloader hunting for big game animals, much more enjoyable."

+1 I took my cow elk out on nov 12th, first day of the hunt with an open sight .54cal cva big bore mountain rifle @ 140 yards shooting a patched round ball. Now THAT is enjoying the true meaning of the muzzle loader! A scoped inline rifle is about as fun as a scoped centerfire.

But i still like my inline shooting buddies, never would kick them to the curb over it Thumbs up

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good article, all though I dont disagree withthe caption, the way I look at it is if goes BANG when you pull the trigger that makes it much more enjoyable.

I do have caplocks, inline, and centerfire gun that each one has its own personalityand to me that is what makes it enjoyable to find that out of each gun.

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The Joys of Muzzleloader Shooting (featured article)

Good article,and I just bought new TC Omega. I know the purists. I wanted a fairly reliable,accurate,simple MZ. And I have a scope.

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That's a nice rifle. You're going to enjoy it. Thumbs up

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i also enjoy my muzzleloader ,i have a modern inline ,nothing complicated for me when i go bear hunting ..but if your tast is for traditional muzzleloaders hey thats great we all have different tastes and that is what it all about ..different people shoot different muzzleloaders ..

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You got it Heinz... I plan a hunt in future with my buddy. He'll be using his Hawken.

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