Newbie Muzzleloading Questions - Deer Hunting Forums

Go Back   Deer Hunting Forums > General Forums > MuzzleLoader Hunting
MuzzleLoader Hunting Discuss MuzzleLoader topics

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-06-2008, 09:23 PM
GARRETT J GARRETT J is offline
Scrub Buck
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1
Default Newbie Muzzleloading Questions

I just started to deer/bow hunt last year. No monsters, but being on my own Im pretty happy with the results. This year Id like to give muzzleloading a try. Im thinking of getting the T/C Omega and Nikon Omega scope with BDC. But Ive got a few concerns about these two items.
Im not sure if I like the pivioting triggergaurd on the T/C Omega. Has anyone had any problems with this before?
With the scope its more of a realistic shot concern. I know that a newbie isnt going to be able to pop a deer at 200+yards without a lot of practice. Is that kind of shot realistic with a muzzleloader? Ive been told yes and no. I know that the scope was pretty much designed using the Omega M/L.
I could spend a $100 less and still get a decent scope.


Thanks
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-06-2008, 10:48 PM
joel the signman's Avatar
joel the signman joel the signman is offline
B&C 180 Class
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 3,608
Default

i have acva wolf and the pivot handle is by the trigger so far no problems.a scope will help and with a lot of practice you may be able to make 200yrd shots but i wouldnt recomend it .most shots are under 100yrds it depends on where and how you hunt.
__________________
Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-07-2008, 12:00 AM
Hunting Man Hunting Man is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
Posts: 7,733
Default

I'm a big TC fan (own 2) and with a Nikon scope you would have a great package. I will differ slightly on range as this combo would shoot out to 200+yds with the right bullet and your practice. I know there is a Savage model very cappable of going out farther but I don't have any first hand knowledge on that rifle. Every year seems to bring out rifles that expand the kill distance for muzzleloaders. I also believe that in guns generally you get what you pay for. You have picked out two very good quality products that would serve you well for a long time.

Last edited by Hunting Man; 07-07-2008 at 12:02 AM. Reason: spelling
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-07-2008, 09:39 AM
ronn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

i think HM hit the nail on the head.
Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-07-2008, 02:42 PM
Kirrmeister Kirrmeister is offline
Scrub Buck
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bavaria, Germany
Posts: 7
Default

Hi Garret;

I have a CVA buckhorn inlne ML with a 1,5-6x40 scope with red dot. I'm using bp and sabots from Hornady. The accuracy of this combo is outstanding. No problem to take game up to 150 meters. There isn't much difference to shooting with a cartridge gun.


Regards

Kirrmeister
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 08-12-2008, 06:56 PM
KTL's Avatar
KTL KTL is offline
B&C 100 Class
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Holt, Michigan
Posts: 195
Default

I have been shooting my T/C Omega for 4 years and haven't had any problems with the pivoting trigger gaurd. The trigger gaurd is quality built and easy to disesemble if need be to clean. Also, the trigger guard is weather tight on the breech so I can confidently say I have not had any misfires. The Nikon is a nice looking scope,thought about buying one for my Omega. Decided to go with a Leupold VX2, only because I wasnt so sure about BDC dots blurring up what I was looking at. And, a good range finder would be helpful ranging a deer to know what dot to use. For me personally, I would rather practice alot shooting to be able to judge distances and know how high to aim with my Leupold. Just my opinion, never said I was a world class hunter,just have a BLAST being out there!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 08-12-2008, 08:39 PM
Hunting Man Hunting Man is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
Posts: 7,733
Default

Most here know my high regard for TC products. Installing a quality scope completes the perfect package. My next muzzleloader will be purchased for longer range shots with high quality scope.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 08-13-2008, 02:28 PM
Rozman62 Rozman62 is offline
B&C 120 Class
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southern New Hampshire
Posts: 283
Default

Garrett - Depending on the bullet choice and right load you can site in 3" high at 100 yards and hit 3" low at 200 yards. One bullet co is QT Bullets that claim there light bullets (200-235 gr) can achieve this. You can get deer that far out but I personally would not shoot that far. For the most part the areas I hunt do not offer these yardages. I did once take a 7 pointer at 140 yards in a field with the Omega so they can reach out there.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 08-14-2008, 02:03 AM
hoodlum38261's Avatar
hoodlum38261 hoodlum38261 is offline
B&C 100 Class
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: TN
Posts: 56
Default

I own a CVA Wolf. I haven't had any problems with the pivot either. I also use the 777 pellets. They seem to work great. With the Hornady sabots. But all my shots have been under 75 yards.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 08-25-2008, 07:28 PM
bbairborne bbairborne is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2
Default

TC Omega for me. Can't go wrong in my opinion.

Last edited by joel the signman; 08-25-2008 at 08:07 PM. Reason: links
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Top Posters
Hunting Man7733
buckfever5650
BruceBruce19595437
timberghost3918
joel the signman3608
tator3187
gfdeputy22901
delbert1515
Buckshot1219
hunt NH1203
Photos
Carolina Catfishin
Slickhead Stalker RN
Carolina Catfishin
Team DHC Articles


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:39 AM.



    LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.0.0 RC8