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Questions on Colorado Muzzleloader rules and season

I'm thinking of apply for the Muzzleloader season and or the 1st rifle season and trying to find the basic rules on Muzzleloader specs and saw some info not positive of what I'm reading.
I have several Muzzleloaders but my favorite is a 50cal. Encore and I shot 240 grain Mag Sabots XTP. and I use triple 7 pelpets 100 grains and it has see through scope rings and 3x9 scope.
I would run 150 grains if you think needed for elk, I just feel for deer here does a great job with 100 grains and the XTP bullets.
Any and all info would be greatly apperciated.

1.Is a scope okay to use on black powder gun?
2. Can I use pellets or does it need to be powder?

3.Are the Elk usually in the rut for the muzzleloader season or is the 1st rifle a better choice?
I went this year 2nd season and understand each time may be different just looking for some good insight.
4.If I'm not going till 2011 and want to apply for points do I have to pay full price for points only?

Thanks Karl

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Re: Questions on Colorado Muzzleloader rules and season

No sabots, scopes, or pellets. If your going to hunt during muzzleloader season.

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Re: Questions on Colorado Muzzleloader rules and season

Thats what I thought I was reading. Duh :rotest1 Think Big smile

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Re: Questions on Colorado Muzzleloader rules and season

It's my understanding that the elk rut in September, which is when muzzleloader season is scheduled. First rifle season isn't until the middle of October. Muzzleloader is also a longer season. It's nine days as opposed to five days for 1st rifle.

If you apply for just a point, you'll have to pay $254 (2009 prices) and all of it except the application fee will be refunded. If you haven't purchased a license in Colorado in the previous year, the DOW will keep an additional $25. You have to provide a hunter education card number even if you're only applying for a preference point.

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Re: Questions on Colorado Muzzleloader rules and season

Thanks for the responses good info in plain launge I can understand. Yes
Now I think I will work on coming up with a load for the muzzle loader and I will probably use my BPI MagBolt 150 if we decide to apply fot that season its synthetic and don't have ascope mounted.

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Re: Questions on Colorado Muzzleloader rules and season

Powerbelts or Harvesters are popular and go toward the heavier side of things 300+ gr projectiles.