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Offline JakeLand

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Re: purchasing a muzzleloader
« Reply #30 on: October 04, 2023, 04:39:42 AM »


Alright, now I wan that knight ultralight. Anyone have one and have shot it? My only concern is how bad the recoil is on a 6 lb rifle
yep itís my go to and my 2nd is a disc extreme, donít really feel recoil when I hunt but at the range itís definitely fine I can shoot a lot and no problems

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Re: purchasing a muzzleloader
« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2023, 04:43:34 AM »
My ultra lite is setup with a .030 front sight as itís finer and it doesnít cover up where youíre aiming at 100 yards ( 6 oíclock holdover helps ) I donít like peep sights for hunting on the west side
110 grains by volume blackhorn, CCI magnum 209 primers and a Barnes T-EZ 250 = dead elk every time

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Re: purchasing a muzzleloader
« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2023, 04:56:46 AM »


Alright, now I wan that knight ultralight. Anyone have one and have shot it? My only concern is how bad the recoil is on a 6 lb rifle

I'm a new muzzleloader guy.  I went with Knight UL .50 and was also concerned about recoil.  Definitely not bad at all.  I don't have as many rounds through it as these gentlemen do but it is a very nice rifle in my opinion.  It does still kick but I would describe it more as a push than a punch would get from a center fire rifle.

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Re: purchasing a muzzleloader
« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2023, 05:46:55 AM »
To me, recoil on a muzzy is a lot different than a centerfire rifle. I can put all the rounds I want through my Bighorn and it never bothers me.

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Re: purchasing a muzzleloader
« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2023, 06:00:06 AM »
Makes sense - just need to buy one! I would love to get my hands on one before buying, will check and see if there is any knight dealers in tricities

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Re: purchasing a muzzleloader
« Reply #35 on: October 04, 2023, 06:55:50 AM »
Karl,
why are you getting a 45?
Ballistics?
because they don't have a .40 :chuckle:
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Re: purchasing a muzzleloader
« Reply #36 on: October 04, 2023, 08:44:53 AM »
You can order them with either bare primer or the plastic jackets but these were borrowed rifles as my bighorn saw serious accuracy degradation after 22 years of hard use. The disc extreme had the bare primer ignition and the ultra light had the plastic jackets. I like the bare primer better so used bullblasters disc extreme over the ultra light of coachcw. Accuracy was equally as good between both.

Ahh I see there's a conversion kit, too bad they don't appear to offer it as a standard option. I'd rather buy a new one with the thumbhole stock and the bare 209 setup, that kit is pricey!

Ruined my muzzy deer hunt last weekend by forgetting the plastic jackets  :(

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Re: purchasing a muzzleloader
« Reply #37 on: October 04, 2023, 08:50:27 AM »
You can order them with either bare primer or the plastic jackets but these were borrowed rifles as my bighorn saw serious accuracy degradation after 22 years of hard use. The disc extreme had the bare primer ignition and the ultra light had the plastic jackets. I like the bare primer better so used bullblasters disc extreme over the ultra light of coachcw. Accuracy was equally as good between both.

Ahh I see there's a conversion kit, too bad they don't appear to offer it as a standard option. I'd rather buy a new one with the thumbhole stock and the bare 209 setup, that kit is pricey!

Ruined my muzzy deer hunt last weekend by forgetting the plastic jackets  :(
if you look at the ultralight you can choose either option
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Re: purchasing a muzzleloader
« Reply #38 on: October 04, 2023, 09:01:58 AM »
You can order them with either bare primer or the plastic jackets but these were borrowed rifles as my bighorn saw serious accuracy degradation after 22 years of hard use. The disc extreme had the bare primer ignition and the ultra light had the plastic jackets. I like the bare primer better so used bullblasters disc extreme over the ultra light of coachcw. Accuracy was equally as good between both.

Ahh I see there's a conversion kit, too bad they don't appear to offer it as a standard option. I'd rather buy a new one with the thumbhole stock and the bare 209 setup, that kit is pricey!

Ruined my muzzy deer hunt last weekend by forgetting the plastic jackets  :(
I'd note too that there's absolutely nothing wrong with the plastic jackets. They functioned as intended. Just seemed like an unnecessary step :dunno:  If that was my option on a gun I wanted I'd buy it and not think twice.
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Re: purchasing a muzzleloader
« Reply #39 on: October 04, 2023, 09:22:57 AM »
Sabotloader helped me set up a Knight Ultralite in 50cal last year for an Idaho dear hunt.

Great gun.

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Re: purchasing a muzzleloader
« Reply #40 on: October 04, 2023, 09:54:28 AM »
I'd note too that there's absolutely nothing wrong with the plastic jackets. They functioned as intended. Just seemed like an unnecessary step :dunno:  If that was my option on a gun I wanted I'd buy it and not think twice.

They do function fine, just gotta remember to bring them!  :chuckle:

Better to forget them last weekend closer to home than on my 5 day elk hunt this upcoming weekend. Blessing in disguise I guess. Though I wish Three Forks would carry the jackets. Nice guy, I bought some shotgun ammo from him just for entertaining me with muzzy discussion for ten minutes.

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Re: purchasing a muzzleloader
« Reply #41 on: October 04, 2023, 11:56:01 AM »
I bought an Ultra Lite .50 back in August. So far I love it after a couple of trips to the range. She gets her rookie season debut this Saturday. I opted for the plastic jacket setup as the jackets do offer a level of protection for your primer from the elements (nice for wet side elk hunts). A great addition to this gun versus the Bighorn models I've shot in the past with the plastic jackets is the bolt. That bolt action plants the primer firmly on the nipple, while also pulling it off when it's time to remove it. Pulling that jacketed primer off on the old guns was a pain. It's a breeze now. Amazing gun so far. Hopefully I can break her in properly this next week!

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Re: purchasing a muzzleloader
« Reply #42 on: October 04, 2023, 11:58:08 AM »
I bought an Ultra Lite .50 back in August. So far I love it after a couple of trips to the range. She gets her rookie season debut this Saturday. I opted for the plastic jacket setup as the jackets do offer a level of protection for your primer from the elements (nice for wet side elk hunts). A great addition to this gun versus the Bighorn models I've shot in the past with the plastic jackets is the bolt. That bolt action plants the primer firmly on the nipple, while also pulling it off when it's time to remove it. Pulling that jacketed primer off on the old guns was a pain. It's a breeze now. Amazing gun so far. Hopefully I can break her in properly this next week!

thank you. the ability to contact knight guns for help and questions doesnt seem super easy.

on of my questions is if I can shoot the conical plastic tipped bullets out of this gun (45 cal)

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Re: purchasing a muzzleloader
« Reply #43 on: October 04, 2023, 12:04:55 PM »
As long as you buy the correct caliber bullet, yes you can shoot conical plastic tipped muzzleloader bullets out of a Knight muzzleloader. I've shot the Hornady SST's (saboted) and several versions of the Powerbelts (no sabot).

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Re: purchasing a muzzleloader
« Reply #44 on: October 04, 2023, 12:50:33 PM »
As long as you buy the correct caliber bullet, yes you can shoot conical plastic tipped muzzleloader bullets out of a Knight muzzleloader. I've shot the Hornady SST's (saboted) and several versions of the Powerbelts (no sabot).

I REALLY like the Knight ULite

This is my Western legal ULite - I also have chnged the rear peep from an NECG to Williams FP peep.  It does require some modifications.



This my rifle season ULite





« Last Edit: October 04, 2023, 12:56:32 PM by Sabotloader »
Keep shooting muzzleloaders - They are a blast!!

 


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