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Re: purchasing a muzzleloader
« Reply #45 on: October 04, 2023, 12:59:20 PM »
That top one is the exact gun I want because it will match my 30-06


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Re: purchasing a muzzleloader
« Reply #46 on: October 06, 2023, 03:07:15 PM »
I don't see the advantage of using a flatter shooting .40 or .45 cal muzzy over the more common/more options in .50 cal because of Washington's primitive sight limitation.  In a state that you can use scopes, different story.

I have a CVA Accura MR, and really like it including the fact its a break action, but like others have said there has been QC issues on the MRX and LRX line, so beware.

You will never shoot a camp bull by spending all your time hunting in the woods.

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Re: purchasing a muzzleloader
« Reply #47 on: October 06, 2023, 03:09:01 PM »
I don't see the advantage of using a flatter shooting .40 or .45 cal muzzy over the more common/more options in .50 cal because of Washington's primitive sight limitation.  In a state that you can use scopes, different story.

I have a CVA Accura MR, and really like it including the fact its a break action, but like others have said there has been QC issues on the MRX and LRX line, so beware.

 I hear that - I just dont see any reason NOT to go with a 45 caliber.

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Re: purchasing a muzzleloader
« Reply #48 on: October 06, 2023, 03:11:58 PM »
I don't see the advantage of using a flatter shooting .40 or .45 cal muzzy over the more common/more options in .50 cal because of Washington's primitive sight limitation.  In a state that you can use scopes, different story.

I have a CVA Accura MR, and really like it including the fact its a break action, but like others have said there has been QC issues on the MRX and LRX line, so beware.

 I hear that - I just dont see any reason NOT to go with a 45 caliber.

More bullet options to find one that works well for you/your rifle as well as availability.  Last few years has been tough in regards to getting firearms and ammo, I have two buddies that bought new rifles in 308 simply beause they could reliability get ammo for them to hunt and shoot.
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Re: purchasing a muzzleloader
« Reply #49 on: October 06, 2023, 03:12:41 PM »
I don't see the advantage of using a flatter shooting .40 or .45 cal muzzy over the more common/more options in .50 cal because of Washington's primitive sight limitation.  In a state that you can use scopes, different story.

I have a CVA Accura MR, and really like it including the fact its a break action, but like others have said there has been QC issues on the MRX and LRX line, so beware.

 I hear that - I just dont see any reason NOT to go with a 45 caliber.

More bullet options to find one that works well for you/your rifle as well as availability.  Last few years has been tough in regards to getting firearms and ammo, I have two buddies that bought new rifles in 308 simply beause they could reliability get ammo for them to hunt and shoot.

true, but the hardest thing to get is the powder and te primers - same problem with 45 or 50 cal

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Re: purchasing a muzzleloader
« Reply #50 on: October 06, 2023, 03:45:11 PM »
I don't see the advantage of using a flatter shooting .40 or .45 cal muzzy over the more common/more options in .50 cal because of Washington's primitive sight limitation.  In a state that you can use scopes, different story.

I have a CVA Accura MR, and really like it including the fact its a break action, but like others have said there has been QC issues on the MRX and LRX line, so beware.

 I hear that - I just dont see any reason NOT to go with a 45 caliber.

I'm the opposite, I don't see a reason not to go with a .50 cal  :dunno:

Only 5 bullet options in .45 on muzzle-loaders.com and two are sold out...no thanks

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Re: purchasing a muzzleloader
« Reply #51 on: October 06, 2023, 07:54:58 PM »
Iíve got an LR-X and have been very happy with it (maybe I got lucky).  Iím running 84gr. By weight of bh209, large rifle primers via variflame adapter, and the .50cal 340gr. Eldx and get great accuracy.

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Re: purchasing a muzzleloader
« Reply #52 on: October 06, 2023, 08:04:45 PM »
I have an accura v2 that I loved so much I bought another one as a backup. The newer gun has a different front stock attachment method that felt flimsy. I also didn't realize or appreciate the detached ramrod. I like always having it attached to the gun. CVA gave me a cheesy three piece tent-pole style ramrod with a pouch thats supposed to attach to your belt instead of having the guides for ramrod installed on the barrel/forend.

I was dissapointed in the new rifle. I hope my original accura lasts forever. So long as it continues performing as it has to this point I am done searching for muzzleloader solutions. I bought tons of different powders and bullets only to settle on the first thing I tried...federal bor-lock 270gr copper bullets over three 50gr 777 pellets w/ 209 primer  :dunno:

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Re: purchasing a muzzleloader
« Reply #53 on: October 06, 2023, 08:42:43 PM »
I have a Knight Bighorn that has outperformed all my buddies MLS every timeÖ. Except the buddies that have Knights.

When it dies, Iíll buy a Knight Ulite.

Fantastic guns. 

For bullets - sabot loader has got me hooked on LeHigh defense controlled fracture bullets.  From cows to deer to 6x elk, animals are dropping consistently when smacked by them.  My 300Ē bull made it the farthest - 30 yards or so. 

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Re: purchasing a muzzleloader
« Reply #54 on: October 08, 2023, 10:09:05 AM »
I have an accura v2 that I loved so much I bought another one as a backup. The newer gun has a different front stock attachment method that felt flimsy. I also didn't realize or appreciate the detached ramrod. I like always having it attached to the gun. CVA gave me a cheesy three piece tent-pole style ramrod with a pouch thats supposed to attach to your belt instead of having the guides for ramrod installed on the barrel/forend.

I was dissapointed in the new rifle. I hope my original accura lasts forever. So long as it continues performing as it has to this point I am done searching for muzzleloader solutions. I bought tons of different powders and bullets only to settle on the first thing I tried...federal bor-lock 270gr copper bullets over three 50gr 777 pellets w/ 209 primer  :dunno:

I love those Federal bor-locks, load so easy and shoot well out of my Accura MR.  They open perfectly every time, whether the shot is 10ft or 100 yards, just like the marketing pictures..
You will never shoot a camp bull by spending all your time hunting in the woods.

 


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