Black Powder - Muzzle Loaders

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by greyhawk50, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    I've got a 209X45 barrel for my Contender but I don't use it much.I just can't get good groups with it for some reason.:confused:
     
  2. aka

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    what have you shot out of it, sabots- conicals- patched ball? Type powder?
     

  3. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

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  4. FOUR4D4

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    Does any one here feel like its kind of out of place to scope a muzzleloader.With my inline im sort of thinking of scoping it.When you can get over 2000 fps:cool:
     
  5. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    I've used mainly sabots but have tried T/C Maxi-Balls too.I've tried Triple 7,American Pioneer and Pyrodex (both powder and pellets) I've got some new sabots I'm going to try too.It seems undersized to me.Some T/C sabots are hard to get down and I have to clean it every shot to get a second one down no matter what I'm shooting.
     
  6. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    Thanks I'll give them a try too.
     
  7. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    I've got a scope on mine.Just my 2cents.
     
  8. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

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    In a word -NO!!-
    My thinking, if it is an old style side-lock, to me, it would look strange.
    But for the new in-lines and the break-opens of today, why not? The 50 cal. muzzle loaders of today are performing at or above the 45-70 and the 44 mag. carbine. With that kind of velocity and range, using a scope to increase the chances of an ethical kill would be a good thing. And they look good while they are doing it.