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#6604320 - 12/27/16 12:50 PM Anyone used one of these? Looking to get one
Navasot Offline
Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 27077
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Traditions Buckstalker™ .50 Caliber Break-Open Muzzleloader

Its cheap im not looking to do a superblackpowderaroundtheworld slam I just need it to kill a few doe each season... any real hands on experience?
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#6604609 - 12/27/16 04:59 PM Re: Anyone used one of these? Looking to get one [Re: Navasot]
blazin Offline
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Registered: 10/25/11
Posts: 2146
Loc: Texas
I have the exact one. I haven't been real happy with it. Locking mechanism that breaks the breach open now doesn't hold barrel in place securely like it used to. I'd go with something a little higher up in quality. Maybe a Thompson Encore. Also mine seems very hard to site in.


Edited by blazin (12/27/16 05:03 PM)

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#6604779 - 12/27/16 06:54 PM Re: Anyone used one of these? Looking to get one [Re: Navasot]
decook Offline
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Registered: 08/26/09
Posts: 1564
Loc: Montgomery, TX USA
Go traditional Navasot. You won't have break barrel issues.


And remember,

It takes lead
balls to shoot
a muzzleloader
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#6604869 - 12/27/16 07:55 PM Re: Anyone used one of these? Looking to get one [Re: Navasot]
Adchunts Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/03/16
Posts: 125
Loc: New Braunfels, TX
Most of the CVA muzzleloaders seem to be good pieces, even the lower end models. The Wolf model has killed quite a few for my family and friends...and is pretty easy on the pocketbook. I like my Encore ML, but also use the platform for center fire rifle and pistol hunting.

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#6605007 - 12/27/16 09:33 PM Re: Anyone used one of these? Looking to get one [Re: Navasot]
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Woodsman

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 133
Loc: North Texas
Haven't used the gun you mention, but I do second the positive comment above regarding CVA.

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#6605308 - 12/28/16 08:48 AM Re: Anyone used one of these? Looking to get one [Re: Navasot]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
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I'd hit a pawn shop and find a hawkin replica or similar. They are cheap function and I like the looks. Never cared for modern muzzle loaders, may as well just shoot a rifle.

I shoot a 54 cal hawkin replica with pyrodex and all lead ballets, has killed everything I shot with it fine.
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#6605344 - 12/28/16 09:25 AM Re: Anyone used one of these? Looking to get one [Re: Navasot]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 27077
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
I have an Encore with a centerfire barrel and was thinking of going that direction also but the barrels seem to be as much as another full TC ML
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#6605347 - 12/28/16 09:26 AM Re: Anyone used one of these? Looking to get one [Re: redchevy]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 27077
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Originally Posted By: redchevy
I'd hit a pawn shop and find a hawkin replica or similar. They are cheap function and I like the looks. Never cared for modern muzzle loaders, may as well just shoot a rifle.

I shoot a 54 cal hawkin replica with pyrodex and all lead ballets, has killed everything I shot with it fine.


Im not getting one to be the next Davey crocket I have a late ML season that was added to a few of our counties and gona take advantage of it roflmao
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#6605348 - 12/28/16 09:28 AM Re: Anyone used one of these? Looking to get one [Re: Navasot]
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Registered: 01/08/09
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Loc: Texas
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#6605400 - 12/28/16 10:04 AM Re: Anyone used one of these? Looking to get one [Re: Navasot]
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Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4544
Loc: Burleson Texas
I used to have a CVA Wolf in a 50 cal and it was a pretty good rifle. It locked up fine. Price on it is inline with the Traditions at 180 to 190.
I have the stainless now in the CVA Optima 45 cal. It doesn't corrode not nearly as bad as blue steel does. If you want the barrel to last for a while go stainless. Also I like the "no tools needed" breech plug.
FYI, just the opposite of a regular rifle, keep the barrel clean.
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#6605402 - 12/28/16 10:05 AM Re: Anyone used one of these? Looking to get one [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
Originally Posted By: redchevy
I'd hit a pawn shop and find a hawkin replica or similar. They are cheap function and I like the looks. Never cared for modern muzzle loaders, may as well just shoot a rifle.

I shoot a 54 cal hawkin replica with pyrodex and all lead ballets, has killed everything I shot with it fine.


Im not getting one to be the next Davey crocket I have a late ML season that was added to a few of our counties and gona take advantage of it roflmao


I aint got no coon skin cap either.

Just suggesting there are lots of cheap ones used because people get into it for the same reason you are and then realize its more work and they ditch it.
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#6605924 - 12/28/16 04:46 PM Re: Anyone used one of these? Looking to get one [Re: Navasot]
Adchunts Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/03/16
Posts: 125
Loc: New Braunfels, TX
Originally Posted By: Navasot
I have an Encore with a centerfire barrel and was thinking of going that direction also but the barrels seem to be as much as another full TC ML


Look for a Bergara barrel in .45 or .50 caliber (whichever you prefer). You can usually find them around $200-215 if you do a bit of research. Mine shoots just as good as the Thompson Center barrel it replaced. I bought the 4008S model, which is .50 cal in stainless.

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#6605931 - 12/28/16 04:53 PM Re: Anyone used one of these? Looking to get one [Re: Adchunts]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 27077
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Originally Posted By: Adchunts
Originally Posted By: Navasot
I have an Encore with a centerfire barrel and was thinking of going that direction also but the barrels seem to be as much as another full TC ML


Look for a Bergara barrel in .45 or .50 caliber (whichever you prefer). You can usually find them around $200-215 if you do a bit of research. Mine shoots just as good as the Thompson Center barrel it replaced. I bought the 4008S model, which is .50 cal in stainless.


Thank you sir
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#6608749 - 12/30/16 07:06 PM Re: Anyone used one of these? Looking to get one [Re: Navasot]
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Registered: 07/13/05
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Not a Traditions Buckstalker, but use another break action Muzzleloader. H&R SIDEKICK 50cal. Adapted the breech plug to use a 209 primer. So far only one deer, but numerous hogs with it. Heading out in AM to try and add a deer to the tally.
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#6611567 - 01/01/17 08:09 PM Re: Anyone used one of these? Looking to get one [Re: Navasot]
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Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 42272
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: Navasot
I have an Encore with a centerfire barrel and was thinking of going that direction also but the barrels seem to be as much as another full TC ML


The encore ML is a better barrel and gun then traditions budget

Wish you would of told me I just got rid of 3 ML'ers, grant it they weren't real accurate

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