Value deer rifle


October 25, 2013, 10:37 AM
I am looking for a muzzle loading rifle for this season but cash is tight right now. I am interested to hear what ya'll think is a value rifle for deer. I am not too worried about a scope as all my other rifles are iron sights. Thoughts?

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October 25, 2013, 10:44 AM
I have one like this and love it! Very accurate. Great trigger.
CVA Optima $235

Arkansas Paul
October 25, 2013, 10:47 AM
My dad hunts with a CVA Wolf. He paid less than $200 for it at Wal Mart. He killed a 7-point and a doe this opening day. If you're wondering about their accuracy, the doe just stuck her head out of the brush into his shooting lane and he shot her in the ear hole. Great value IMO. And they're light and short so they handle extremely well.

Malachi Leviticus Blue
October 25, 2013, 06:48 PM
The best strictly utilitarian deal in my opinion, would be a used older inline that still is set up for percussion caps. Most folks are looking for more of a traditional rifle or a latest and greatest newer inline. Not a lot of interest in a 5 to 10 year old inline with a plastic stock. Should find one for well under $100.00. If the owner has transitioned to 209 primers and pellets, there is a good chance they will throw in some caps, powder and who knows what else with the deal.

October 26, 2013, 06:48 AM
I had a CVA "Wolf" a few years ago that I liked. It was as accurate as I could shoot it. I paid less than $200.00 for with a scope, pellets, whatever kind of bullet it shot, primers, and so on. There was nothing at all wrong with it, I just never "got into" M/L hunting, so I sold it off.

Sort of got bit by it again a few weeks ago when I saw this one, a Thompson "New Englander in 54 Cal., on the rack at the LGS for $149.00, so I'm going to play with it a bit. Had it out yesterday afternoon and it shoots where it looks. I might try hunting with it a time or two this year. (

If you can find something like it it should be a good choice.

red rick
October 26, 2013, 07:07 AM
I agree with the others here, CVA Wolf or for a little more a Optima. I would also check my local Trading Post for used ones. You will usually get all of the accessories included and they can cost about as much as the gun. There are plenty of used ones around here, just make sure you check the bore good if you buy a used one.

October 26, 2013, 09:07 AM
Check out your local pawn shops.

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