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12-11-2007, 09:29 PM
I just bought myself a Traditions Pursuit XLT (http://traditionsfirearms.com/eshop/10Expand.asp?ProductCode=R78103430)
Just the other week I killed Bambi's mom- now it's time for dad...
Anybody else have a muzzleloader?
12-12-2007, 04:16 AM
I have a Traditions Thunderbolt Blackpowder, that really needs to see a gun-smith.
Cap-lock, looks realistic, and easy to clean, but I stupidly jammed a cleaning rod into the barrel.
With a muzzleloader, you got to be close.
12-12-2007, 04:37 AM
I've fired my friend's muzzleloader at the range and was able to hit targets at 100 yards accurately. This guy loads with 3 pellets of 777 for a flatter trajectory and extra range and claims he'd rather hunt with that than his shotgun with slugs.
That being said in the Northeast I doubt that I'll ever have to shoot more than 100 yards, more often than not it'll be 40-70 yards with the woods and underbrush.
FWIW it's worth I got it for 350.00 with a no brand scope, mounted and bore sighted.
12-12-2007, 04:42 AM
Yeah, that's a good deal, and if you're using sabots, you can get good range and accuracy.
I myself like the old-fashioned cap and ball part, being into the whole "buckskinning" thing.
12-12-2007, 05:34 AM
I don't have one but my step-brother hunts with a muzzle loader during the season, not sure which kind he uses.
12-12-2007, 05:35 AM
She's a beaut. Good purchase :agree:
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