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Muzzle Loader Help

Unread postby Phillyarcher » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:55 pm

Hey question for all you guys that hunt with a muzzle loader. I'm looking at getting one and would like to know your opinion on one. I've never hunted with one and I'm willing to pay for a good one. Right now I was looking at a CVA Opiima V2 Nitride with Nikon IR BDC scope in 50 caliber. Also what powder and type of bullet to use. Also they have the same one in a long range model for the same price. If I hunt around here my shots would be 100 yards or less. But I figured to look into the long range in case I would go were I might be able to get out at a farther distance. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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Re: Muzzle Loader Help

Unread postby ted b » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:06 pm

They will shoot if you can find one in 45 I would go with that I partial to bh209 it’s a loose powder and very clean and reliable


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Re: Muzzle Loader Help

Unread postby Nevermoor » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:24 pm

I'm no expert. For what its worth I shoot a Thompson Center Fire 50 cal. To me the important thing is the removable breech bolt for easy cleaning. I like the 209 cap over the smaller #10 in my friends gun. The small caps are harder to handle with cold fingers. I use Triple Seven pellets. 2 pellets for 100 yd shots. I use powerbelts 250 gr. bullets. No separate sabot to mess with.

I've been shooting it for 6 years with never a problem. Deadly accurate at 100 yards.

Of course when Dem candidate Murphy wins the Nj governor race he has promised to outlaw 50 cal rifles so I may have a problem.
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Re: Muzzle Loader Help

Unread postby tomcbigbucks » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:54 am

Pat, I have a 45 caliber Knight. I use american pioneer powder and Knight bloodline bullets. I love it.
I recommend loose powder because you can tweak your loads better to get the best accuracy. lot of good muzzleloaders out there
https://www.knightrifles.com/muzzleloaders/
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