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Offline Magnum_Willys

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Re: New muzzleloader ?
« Reply #45 on: May 27, 2019, 07:20:01 AM »
But muzzleloader powder is by volume, smokeless by weight.
Nope same.  Either can be dispensed by volume (typical for both) or weight. 

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Re: New muzzleloader ?
« Reply #46 on: May 30, 2019, 06:39:42 PM »
I started off with a CVA Elkhorn about 6 years ago and promptly ate a cow tag because it didn't fire when I pulled the trigger. The following year I ate an any bull tag in Rimrock from the same issue. I couldn't say if it was 100% the CVA's fault or if I was partially to blame due to the learning curve of going from modern to muzzy.

Anyway, I upgraded to a Knight Ultra-lite and have killed bucks with it 3 years in a row. Never ever misfires. I started using 209s in it last year.

My son has a Knight Bighorn which is also an excellent choice. It is a bit heavy compared to the Ultra-lite but has never failed to shoot when you pull the trigger.

Can't go wrong with a Knight.
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Re: New muzzleloader ?
« Reply #47 on: May 30, 2019, 09:34:08 PM »
My cva optima has never failed, only a few slight hang fires after some very wet days. My brother has a night, I think itís a bighorn. He has had 2 misfires on different bulls. His only chances in 5 years. Iíve killed 3 bulls in 5 years and missed (cause Iím an idiot) a bull my first year hunting the muzzy season. I also shoot it quite a bit in the off season.

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Re: New muzzleloader ?
« Reply #48 on: July 22, 2019, 01:55:47 PM »
cva optima 209 ignition maybe 100 shots no problems so far.

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Re: New muzzleloader ?
« Reply #49 on: July 22, 2019, 02:20:52 PM »
Sombody at some point has had a misfire with every muzzleloader on the market because they either didnt maintain/clean it, failed to keep it dry, etc. Therefore there isnt a reliable muzzy on the matket worth buying and everyone should just go to modern. :tup:

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Re: New muzzleloader ?
« Reply #50 on: July 23, 2019, 03:53:39 PM »
Sombody at some point has had a misfire with every muzzleloader on the market because they either didnt maintain/clean it, failed to keep it dry, etc. Therefore there isnt a reliable muzzy on the matket worth buying and everyone should just go to modern. :tup:

Yes but if you maintain the gun and keep it dry there should be no issues. Took a decent whitetail in 2016 in pissing rain with a traditional hawken style gun. Did not even have a cover over the percussion cap, however, I use remington caps because I believe they are more reliable and I never point the barrel up. Plus the opportunity in modern pales in comparison to muzzy.

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Re: New muzzleloader ?
« Reply #51 on: July 23, 2019, 04:16:27 PM »
Sombody at some point has had a misfire with every muzzleloader on the market because they either didnt maintain/clean it, failed to keep it dry, etc. Therefore there isnt a reliable muzzy on the matket worth buying and everyone should just go to modern. :tup:

Yes but if you maintain the gun and keep it dry there should be no issues. Took a decent whitetail in 2016 in pissing rain with a traditional hawken style gun. Did not even have a cover over the percussion cap, however, I use remington caps because I believe they are more reliable and I never point the barrel up. Plus the opportunity in modern pales in comparison to muzzy.

Lol. I was responding to the people saying certain muzzys are unreliable because they know a guy whoís second cousins brother had a Knight misfire once so they arenít as reliable. Sarcasm is hard to see in text I guess. Would one of these have helped? :chuckle:

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Re: New muzzleloader ?
« Reply #52 on: July 24, 2019, 07:59:47 AM »
Sombody at some point has had a misfire with every muzzleloader on the market because they either didnt maintain/clean it, failed to keep it dry, etc. Therefore there isnt a reliable muzzy on the matket worth buying and everyone should just go to modern. :tup:

Yes but if you maintain the gun and keep it dry there should be no issues. Took a decent whitetail in 2016 in pissing rain with a traditional hawken style gun. Did not even have a cover over the percussion cap, however, I use remington caps because I believe they are more reliable and I never point the barrel up. Plus the opportunity in modern pales in comparison to muzzy.


Lol. I was responding to the people saying certain muzzys are unreliable because they know a guy whoís second cousins brother had a Knight misfire once so they arenít as reliable. Sarcasm is hard to see in text I guess. Would one of these have helped? :chuckle:

Well I get it now!  :chuckle:



 


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