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Old 11-24-2012, 04:47 PM
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Hi everyone. Hope this hunting season has gone well for you.

I have been an avid deer hunter in MN for 15+ years now and have typically been hunting the Shotgun and Bow seasons here. I am now interested in the new challenge of hunting with a MuzzleLoader. I am looking on advice for a good starter gun or set and if anyone knows of any classes or anything I can take to teach me how to operate my new weapon once it is purchased.

Thanks for any help you can give.

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Old 11-24-2012, 09:06 PM
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CVA Optima or CVA Accura V2
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:06 AM
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I know nothing about muzzleloaders. All I can tell you is welcome to the DHC. Good Luck.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:50 AM
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TC, CVA, Traditions, pick one in 50 cal. Use Black Horn powder and Remington 209 ML primers. Work your loads up starting with 90 grs volume measured. Most likely you will find 100 gr loads give good accuracy. There are many bullets, just try 250 and 290 gr in a sabot construction and see which weight shoots best. I like a faster bullet so 250 gr works for me.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:01 PM
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do not use ML primers with blackhorn209, you want full strength 209 primers. CCI 209M primers are the hottest followed by Federal 209A primers.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:32 PM
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For me all i use is CVA equipment. Its not expensive and for me has worked flawlessly for 18yrs. I currently use a firebolt magnum but am wanting a break action. IMHO the break is the way to go. If i were starting green i would go with a cva wolf. New they are about 225. For powder triple 7 pellets. They clean up with water. Primer system would definately be a 209 shotgun primer. For a projectile i choose powerbelt. Mine are 285gr hp. They are a snap to clean after and there is virtually no plastic streaking in the bore. I definately feel a magnum charge for general purpose is NOT needed. Mine prints 1.75-2" groups at 100yds for 9 shots without cleaning and only opens to 3" past there.

Modern muzzleloading is very simple. To load is 2 pellets then projectile. Firmly seat then score the ram rod at the crown. This will A. let you know if its loaded and B. assure uniform seating. Put a cap on and its ready to fire. To clean remove the breach plug and its an open tube. Brush, patches, a little anti seize on the breach plug threads. 5 minutes and its done.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:43 AM
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Hi everyone. Hope this hunting season has gone well for you.

I have been an avid deer hunter in MN for 15+ years now and have typically been hunting the Shotgun and Bow seasons here. I am now interested in the new challenge of hunting with a MuzzleLoader. I am looking on advice for a good starter gun or set and if anyone knows of any classes or anything I can take to teach me how to operate my new weapon once it is purchased.

Thanks for any help you can give.


Have a look this will help not a class but gives you a full rundown from start to finish with detailed explanation MidwestProwler's channel - YouTube
Watch videos named muzzleloader vs shotgun part1 & part2 also see the video about sluggun ammo & muzzleloader ammo.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:32 PM
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Was that an attack on a member?

Pot was caught calling the kettle black. Of course he would recommend TC.
MidwestProwler's channel - YouTube
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:28 PM
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Attack on a member ? No I just stated the obvious your channel your gun your shirt your equipment all have CVA posted on it in big bold print. You even sprung for the extra decals on butt-stock of gun. 140 class B&C you claim really? Your not paid to push - advertise for em. All I stated was your opinion was not a unbiased one but that's my opinion & explanation of how I come to it. As for CVA I think they suck are unsafe & a shame they are still allowed to sell guns in the USA with such a bad history & current one. Again my opinion. Sorry if I offended you or if you misinterpreted the phrase I used. Attack on you hardly I guess some people are different & take things different ways again sorry. If you have some cold hard facts you can link to in CVA brands favor by all means proceed. Facts are the only thing that sway my opinion & you seem to care much of what I think as you are effected by much of what I say in some way. I do this because I care & would hate to see a kid blown to bits with a gun that has done this in the past & highly likely to do it today the information & how they get away with this is out there I blast it along with many others all over the net for that reason & it alone. You could say they pay me or I get some kinda perk but I think most can see from my videos I'm a consumer. Might be one the guys in stores no one ever want to help but hey that's there job to help the consumer :) I will state it tho no I do not get paid for this or have any affiliation with Thompson Center arms Co I just bought a gun from them that's all. Randy Wakeman has been a CVA fallback for years soon as a consumer says anything bad about CVA they blame him. See my videos I'm not him along with many others blasting the same info. Consumers have a brain to about time CVA learned this another year or so it will be all over for them anyways. The us international trade commission will see to that.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:36 AM
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You have the nerve to talk about my videos when you obviously have ties to TC and other companies that you have been posting reviews on?

Its obvious you are just here to start trouble and i should hope the moderators remove you. Why they allow guests to post is way beyond me.

Good luck in what ever your quest it, I dont see you making any friends here soon.
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