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looking to buy new muzzleloader need advice

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by badbowtie, Apr 15, 2013.

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  1. badbowtie

    badbowtie Member

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    I have a old cva muzzleloader that is about 10-12 years old that I really hate just does not shoot very accurate at all. I also failed to take good care of cleaning it years ago when I first got it. The old cva I have is like a bolt action style that you have to pull the bolt out and stick the bar thru to pull the breach. I seen all the newer style muzzleloaders look allot nicer know. I am looking at dicks sporting goods and bass pro which is beter and why of each please. I only use it to deer hunt with. I also like the package ones that come with scope but does not have to I can always buy another scope.
    Thanks in advance.

    http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=12233618&ab=ACLN1_Link_Rifles_BlackPowder

    http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Navigation?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&searchTerm=50+cal+muzzleloader
     
  2. Patocazador

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    If you're not going to clean it daily, you had better get one in stainless steel. It will still corrode but slower.

    I've heard a lot of good things about the Optima but don't believe that it's a SS gun, just bright white.
     
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    I really like my T/C Triumph. Very accurate.
     
  4. Pancho

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    Why don't you take one for the team and buy a Redemption rifle. The company is a spin off from the Thompson Center co. and they created a rifle with ease of cleaning paramount in their minds
     
  5. badbowtie

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    I am planning on taking care of it better know but I also may go hunting with it anf want to keep it loaded for three weeks just pulling primer is this perfectly okay. I also have read good things about the optima I will check out the triumph. The redemption look nice just not sure I want to fork out that much.
     
  6. Patocazador

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    That's how you got in trouble the 1st time. Unless you use Blackhorn 209 powder, moisture will collect and start corroding your barrel. I believe that Pyrodex is one of the worst culprits that causes corrosion. You need to unload and clean daily with it. Alot depends on the humidity in your area.
     
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