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What's the Tikka of muzzleloaders
« on: February 02, 2018, 11:17:31 AM »
I would like to get a muzzleloader I have had great experience with Tikka rifles is there a manufacture of muzzleloaders that equals Tikka for accuracy and reliability. First hand knowledge
welcomed.

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Re: What's the Tikka of muzzleloaders
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 11:22:26 AM »
I would say the best option would be knight rifles. We have owned several and many on this sight have too. Anyone I have ever heard of owning one never had any complaints and they are really accurate and great quality. Bloodline bullets are our go to bullets with these guns but hornady xtps are a great bullet in them also.
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Re: What's the Tikka of muzzleloaders
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2018, 12:00:47 PM »
Both my daughters have knight muzzys never any problems .Hornady sst
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Re: What's the Tikka of muzzleloaders
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2018, 12:23:50 PM »
Early Tikka.
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Re: What's the Tikka of muzzleloaders
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 12:25:45 PM »
The Tikka of muzzleloaders would be something that never fired and when it did, it didn't hit what you aimed at.
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Re: What's the Tikka of muzzleloaders
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2018, 12:30:45 PM »
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Re: What's the Tikka of muzzleloaders
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2018, 01:14:32 PM »
Early Tikka.

And still shoots as tight as the $2000 customs on the next bench over. :chuckle:

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Re: What's the Tikka of muzzleloaders
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2018, 01:45:06 PM »
I'd wait to see if 209 primers become legal for hunting in this state before you buy. That will broaden your options greatly. If things remain the same then CVA or Knight.  :twocents:
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Re: What's the Tikka of muzzleloaders
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2018, 04:45:40 PM »
Thanks Mfowl
 When will we know

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Re: What's the Tikka of muzzleloaders
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2018, 05:07:27 PM »
The Tikka of muzzleloaders would be something that never fired and when it did, it didn't hit what you aimed at.

Lmao

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Re: What's the Tikka of muzzleloaders
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2018, 05:30:20 PM »
 :EAT: :EAT: :EAT: :EAT: :EAT: :cue: :cue:
The Tikka of muzzleloaders would be something that never fired and when it did, it didn't hit what you aimed at.

Lmao

Except our tikkas are tack drivers that make those custom gun owner leave the range. And oh yeah lets not forget the amount of animals we tikka owners are feasting away on. That includes the elk Im eating from my knight "tikka" rifle. Lol
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Re: What's the Tikka of muzzleloaders
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2018, 05:33:02 PM »
I would like to get a muzzleloader I have had great experience with Tikka rifles is there a manufacture of muzzleloaders that equals Tikka for accuracy and reliability. First hand knowledge
welcomed.

Black powder firearms are about 1000 years old. I wouldn't stress about it.

I have a muzzleloader pistol I bought online as a kit. I put it together myself and have never had an issue with it. For context, I once built a moonshine still that literally exploded.

If you are trying to build a railgun out of a muzzleloader, you are missing the point.

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Re: What's the Tikka of muzzleloaders
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2018, 05:56:47 PM »
Wow some of you guys are something else.

Let me go this direction
What is a practical no *censored* muzzleloader that would be adequate for western Washington.

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Re: What's the Tikka of muzzleloaders
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Re: What's the Tikka of muzzleloaders
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2018, 06:04:48 PM »
I love my CVA wolf, it's pretty accurate at 100yds. If you go with a CVA and they do legalize 209 primers it's $39 for a new breech plug and $20 for firing pin kit. As an ace in the hole sight rail and you would have one gun that could be used in any state.

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Re: What's the Tikka of muzzleloaders
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2018, 06:22:36 PM »
Just a small step up from the CVA Wolf is the CVA Optima, which is what I have. Easiest muzzleloader there is to clean. No tools needed to remove the breech plug. Just unscrews with your fingers. Priced right at $300.

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Re: What's the Tikka of muzzleloaders
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2018, 06:23:32 PM »
Thank you biggfish

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Re: What's the Tikka of muzzleloaders
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2018, 06:38:23 PM »
CVA is great for a newbie for muzzleloaders.   Easy to clean.  Pick the model that fits your budget.   Some of the higher end models are quite nice. 

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Re: What's the Tikka of muzzleloaders
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2018, 08:03:02 PM »
Thanks Mfowl
 When will we know

Its in the proposals for this next 3 year season setting process that is taking place now. We'll know when they put the regs out, which will be before the special permit app period. I don't know a specific date.
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Re: What's the Tikka of muzzleloaders
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2018, 06:24:35 PM »
I wouldn't let the 209 primer issue make the decision for me. RWS #11s are as good as anything out there. To me the only thing that would maybe give a 209 a slight advantage might be a bit easier to get on and off with fingers. But most muzzy breaches aren't great for getting your fingers into any way.

Knight has a huge following with the Bighorn probably the most popular by a longshot. Probably a reason for it.

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Re: What's the Tikka of muzzleloaders
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2018, 06:51:25 PM »
Thanks Mfowl
 When will we know

Its in the proposals for this next 3 year season setting process that is taking place now. We'll know when they put the regs out, which will be before the special permit app period. I don't know a specific date.

This will be decided at the meeting scheduled for March 15-17 in Wenatchee. Hopefully someone who attends the meeting can report here when the meeting is over. I often attend those meetings but they're usually in Olympia. So I won't be able to go to this one. Not sure why it's in Wenatchee this time.

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Re: What's the Tikka of muzzleloaders
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2018, 07:07:15 PM »
Knight bighorn. I'm not into muzzys at all but I shoot one for multi season, wife bought me a bighorn with a box of pellet powder and some 250 gr bullets for my birthday one year and what do you know, 1 inch groups all day long. Works for me, never felt the need to try anything else. Just check it before season and go hunt. Great little gun so far.

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Re: What's the Tikka of muzzleloaders
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2018, 07:14:37 PM »
I wouldn't let the 209 primer issue make the decision for me. RWS #11s are as good as anything out there. To me the only thing that would maybe give a 209 a slight advantage might be a bit easier to get on and off with fingers. But most muzzy breaches aren't great for getting your fingers into any way.

Knight has a huge following with the Bighorn probably the most popular by a longshot. Probably a reason for it.

To me its not about 209's being any better its about the guns that will become available that only use 209 systems. We won't be limited to a few options anymore. My next gun will likely be a T/C Pro Hunter.
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