Top Ad

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Are muzzleloaders worth the money? My friend swears by them but they seem like too much of a hassle to me. What do you think?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Are muzzleloaders worth the money? My friend swears by them but they seem like too much of a hassle to me. What do you think?

    Are muzzleloaders worth the money? My friend swears by them but they seem like too much of a hassle to me. What do you think?

  • #2
    Muzzleloading is a great way to extend your season in the woods, I have the T/C Encore and love it. Adds a little challenge to it.

    Comment


    • #3
      I have a Cabela's Blue Ridge percussion for round balls and a scoped Austen & Halleck in-line for sabots. I love to hunt with both. For me, the round ball is good to 80 yards, and the inline out to 200. Shooting the traditional with a 4 foot barrel and black powder just makes me smile ... everyone else, too.

      Lower Michigan is shotgun zone, so I tried several different slug loads in my old Savage 24. That trip to the range just about killed me (and I am quite comfortable shooting a Lazzeroni Warbird and a .454Casull). Since muzzleloaders are also allowed I bought the frontloaders and have never looked back.

      Mine can be tedious to take apart and clean but the newer ones are almost a joy. I really like the new T/C Triumph. A friend bought one. I'm jealous. Add the new Blackhorn 209 powder and the rules are changed.

      If you make the leap, check your state rules regarding what's legal before buying and taking it to the woods (open sights/scopes, traditional/inline). Bound to be some people at the range or local club willing to share their knowledge. Oh! Let the purists speak their mind but do whatever is in your heart that's legal.

      Comment


      • #4
        Well I swear by my Thompson center renegade it’s not a hassle by any stretch it's quite the opposite. Most of the time I use the tc speed loaders with the powder in one end and my conical on the other end.
        (they work with sabots to) And I just load my gun (I dont cap it) and two or three before I leave. Next I go shoot bambi then when I arrive back at home (or camp) whichever first and clean in a bucket of hot soapy water (yea try that with your thirty thirty) and that’s muzzle loading in a nutshell.

        Comment


        • #5
          they are really fun to shoot and hunt with and if you are not sur about them they sell some as cheap as $200

          Comment


          • #6
            I think they would be to much of a hassle too

            Comment


            • #7
              they are very reliable. but the downside is having to clean them so often

              Comment


              • #8
                I love it but im from Indiana so its bow, shotgun, or mussleloader, we can use handgun round rifles but its not worth going out and buying one just for hunting plus its fun to hunt this way

                Comment


                • #9
                  Muzzleloaders can be worth it, they open the season for you a little earlier, assuming you only hunt with firearms. But, the price of muzzleloaders and everything needed to work/fire one can become costly. I guess the only time to tell if it is worth it is after you buy it and whether or not you benefit from it by getting the opportunity to shoot a large deer.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I appreciate that Missouri allows me additional hunting time and more opportunity to take a buck by using a muzzleloader. The jury is still out on whether or not today's modern in-line muzzleloading rifles (although legal in MO) adhere to the spirit of primitive methods.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Most states have a separate season for muzzleloaders so in my opinion they are definitely worth it!!

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        I love them. They take some getting used to if you are using flintlock though.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I'm certain muzzleloaders worth the money!!!!!!
                          Listen to your friend.........

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Ithink they are worth the money.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              It adds a totaly diferent aspect to your hunting along with adding more days to hunt the primative seasons most states allow now. I bought my son both cva huntermags for under 150 each a few years back and they both shoot 150 gr powder and a pwoerbelt bullet very well. Yes they have to be cleaned after each shot but tis will make them last for years and years.

                              Comment

                              Welcome!

                              Collapse

                              Welcome to Field and Streams's Answers section. Here you will find hunting, fishing, and survival tips from the editors of Field and Stream, as well as recommendations from readers like yourself.

                              If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ for information on posting and navigating the forums.

                              And don't forget to check out the latest reviews on guns and outdoor gear on fieldandstream.com.

                              Right Rail 1

                              Collapse

                              Top Active Users

                              Collapse

                              There are no top active users.

                              Right Rail 2

                              Collapse

                              Latest Topics

                              Collapse

                              Right Rail 3

                              Collapse

                              Footer Ad

                              Collapse
                              Working...
                              X