Lyman Mustang Breakdown Muzzle loader


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bobsmith
October 12, 2008, 11:26 PM
My friend's been bugging me to go black powder hunting with him. I don't have a gun and have been looking at the Lyman Mustang. Any reason not to buy this gun?;)

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arcticap
October 13, 2008, 12:06 AM
It's a nice looking and accurate rifle.
There's been several first hand range reports from 2 owners on another forum. One has owned it much longer and has posted more about his range experiences while the other owner is new and is still sighting it in & developing a load.
It's a versatile rifle and seems to be a very good model to buy. :)

Here's links to some posts about it which provide a lot of good background info. for anyone interested in buying one:

1. http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=3083038

2. http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=3050016&mpage=1&key=?

3. http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=3079796&mpage=1&key=?

This 4th thread contains links to a, b, & c threads which document the results of several earlier range sessions:

4. http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=2934044&mpage=1&key=?

a. http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=2849380&mpage=1&key=GOEX%2cMustang?

b. http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=2878971&mpage=1&key=GOEX%2cMustang?

c. http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=2692410&mpage=1&key=bull%2cshop?

There's also several user reviews posted on the Cabela's site:

1. http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0044125216299a&type=product&cmCat=SEARCH_all&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&Ntk=Products&QueryText=lyman+mustang&sort=all&Go.y=9&_D%3AhasJS=+&N=0&Nty=1&hasJS=true&Go.x=5&_DARGS=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fsearch%2Fsearch-box.jsp.form23&_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1

2. http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0044125216300a&type=product&cmCat=SEARCH_all&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&Ntk=Products&QueryText=lyman+mustang&sort=all&Go.y=9&_D%3AhasJS=+&N=0&Nty=1&hasJS=true&Go.x=5&_DARGS=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fsearch%2Fsearch-box.jsp.form23&_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1

3. http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0044125216301a&type=product&cmCat=SEARCH_all&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&Ntk=Products&QueryText=lyman+mustang&sort=all&Go.y=9&_D%3AhasJS=+&N=0&Nty=1&hasJS=true&Go.x=5&_DARGS=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fsearch%2Fsearch-box.jsp.form23&_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1

bobsmith
October 13, 2008, 05:28 AM
thanks very much for the links.:)

willymike
October 14, 2008, 03:54 PM
No reason at all not to buy the gun! I am a very sastisfied Lyman Mustang owner.

I equipped mine with a 4X Bushnell scope since I did not feel the need for a variable power on this rifle.

I shoot 120 grains of Goex Pinnacle FFFg behind a 250gr Hornady SST and sabot. Accuracy is very good with consistent groups of 1 1/2 inches at 100 yd.

The 209 primer holder has a magnet built in that literally sucks the primer in and prevents it from falling out if the barrel is tilted up before you close the action. A rather neat feature!

I actually like the looks of the stock and the laminate wood grain finish. I'm so sick of those black synthetic stocks that have no soul and character (although really fine functionally). I own several of those black guns.

The recoil is really mild due to good stock design and the Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad.

The only minor negative is the trigger, while breaking at around 3 lbs, it does have some creep to it that I hope goes away in time.

For the money it is a good value and should serve you well.

frontiergander
October 14, 2008, 04:39 PM
projectile picky.

bobsmith
October 14, 2008, 05:24 PM
I too am tired of looking at black and silver guns and the looks of the Mustang is what caused me to investigate further. Of course it has to shoot decently too. I've read a number of reviews over the last couple days and I'm making a note of the best loads hoping that when I buy one, I will use that loading data as starting point
s. I will be using the Mustang on feral goats and blacktail deer. The area is brushy so the shots are normally within 100 yards.

Thanks for your input.:)

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