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#6613508 - 01/02/17 09:50 PM Late season muzzleloader
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Veteran Tracker

Registered: 11/08/07
Posts: 2895
Loc: Eddy TX.
A couple of the counties I hunt have a late muzzleloader season I have shot them in the past but I did not own one. I bought a TC inline muzzleloader and they are a blast to shoot. Couldn't believe how accurate they are. Anybody else picked one up to extend their hunting season.

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#6613555 - 01/02/17 10:13 PM Re: Late season muzzleloader [Re: Espy]
KCH Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/23/10
Posts: 350
Loc: Frisco, TX
No but I thought about it. What's the cost approximately for a redi-shoot one?

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#6613917 - 01/03/17 08:50 AM Re: Late season muzzleloader [Re: KCH]
ndhunter Offline
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Registered: 09/03/05
Posts: 3734
Loc: Dallas, TX
Not too many to choose from at Cabela's Allen

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#6613955 - 01/03/17 09:10 AM Re: Late season muzzleloader [Re: Espy]
tdecker22 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/22/09
Posts: 5151
Loc: Emory,TX
Yes I did. TC Triumph
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#6614124 - 01/03/17 10:28 AM Re: Late season muzzleloader [Re: Espy]
Always ready 2 hunt Offline
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Registered: 07/31/15
Posts: 945
I bought a CVA Sporter .50 in-line many years ago when they first came out to use in the early muzzleloader season in Ark. Killed many deer with it and now use in our TX extended season. The new models are much more accurate and much better distance than what I have. It's fun.

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#6614160 - 01/03/17 10:48 AM Re: Late season muzzleloader [Re: Espy]
Adchunts Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/03/16
Posts: 139
Loc: New Braunfels, TX
Have been a muzzleloading fan for 25+ years. Started out with a sidelock kit from Cabelas. Have been shooting a T/C Encore .50 cal for the last 10 years or so. I am originally from Arkansas, and hunted both AR and Oklahoma. There is a distinct advantage to ML hunting those states, as the ML season is two weeks before the rifle season opens, and typically coincides with great pre-rut activity. I have taken some of my best deer during that time. Looking forward to giving some Texas deer the same treatment in the years to come!

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#6614702 - 01/03/17 03:42 PM Re: Late season muzzleloader [Re: KCH]
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Registered: 11/08/07
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Originally Posted By: KCH
No but I thought about it. What's the cost approximately for a redi-shoot one?


I saw some ready to shoot with a scope for around 250. I went a different route because I have the rails rings and scopes. I spent around 100 on bullets, primer,pellets and the cleaning supplies.

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#6614766 - 01/03/17 04:21 PM Re: Late season muzzleloader [Re: Espy]
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Registered: 07/13/05
Posts: 3771
Loc: HOME!!!! (Columbia, MO)
Today was the last day for 'Alternative Methods' (for me that's MUZZLELOADER) deer season here in Missouri. Sat thru a downpour (two matter of fact) in a ladder stand wondering if my ML would go BOOM if given the chance. Well about 1015 my question was answered- YES!!! Of my three tags only had my 'Antlerless' tag left so a doe it was. Medium size- will make EXCELLENT EATIN! Temperature was 43 degrees when I got on stand at 0650- now it is 35 with forecast of low teens by midnite.
This is only the second deer I have taken with my ML - last one over 10 years ago. Have several hogs with it

Equipment: H&R SIDEKICK 50cal, 100gr Blackhorn 209 powder, 245gr PowerBelt HP, and Fiocci 209 primer.
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#6614821 - 01/03/17 04:44 PM Re: Late season muzzleloader [Re: nuprofessor]
KCH Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/23/10
Posts: 350
Loc: Frisco, TX
Originally Posted By: nuprofessor
Today was the last day for 'Alternative Methods' (for me that's MUZZLELOADER) deer season here in Missouri. Sat thru a downpour (two matter of fact) in a ladder stand wondering if my ML would go BOOM if given the chance. Well about 1015 my question was answered- YES!!! Of my three tags only had my 'Antlerless' tag left so a doe it was. Medium size- will make EXCELLENT EATIN! Temperature was 43 degrees when I got on stand at 0650- now it is 35 with forecast of low teens by midnite.
This is only the second deer I have taken with my ML - last one over 10 years ago. Have several hogs with it

Equipment: H&R SIDEKICK 50cal, 100gr Blackhorn 209 powder, 245gr PowerBelt HP, and Fiocci 209 primer.


Congrats on the doe! All this muzzleloader talk has me wanting to get into the game. My county has one until Jan 15th...

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#6614890 - 01/03/17 05:25 PM Re: Late season muzzleloader [Re: Espy]
Hunterwannabe Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/06/16
Posts: 30
I just sighted in my muzzleloader today. Hope to have a successful first time hunting and get some meat in the freezer!! Do you guys shoot your muzzleloader fouled after sighting in? Also do you spot and stalk with primer in or without primer in?

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#6614986 - 01/03/17 06:23 PM Re: Late season muzzleloader [Re: Hunterwannabe]
Jkd106 Offline
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Registered: 08/20/13
Posts: 1465
Loc: Fannin and Hall
Originally Posted By: Hunterwannabe
I just sighted in my muzzleloader today. Hope to have a successful first time hunting and get some meat in the freezer!! Do you guys shoot your muzzleloader fouled after sighting in? Also do you spot and stalk with primer in or without primer in?

Trust me I learned the hard way, the key is to clean it after you shoot it every time. Before you put it up, use solvent, then oil and also remove breech plug and grease it.
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#6615105 - 01/03/17 07:21 PM Re: Late season muzzleloader [Re: Espy]
XMTG Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 06/30/16
Posts: 162
Loc: Kaufman County, Texas
I borrowed a muzzleloader from a friend today so I could give the late muzzleloader season a try.
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#6615276 - 01/03/17 08:46 PM Re: Late season muzzleloader [Re: Hunterwannabe]
tdecker22 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/22/09
Posts: 5151
Loc: Emory,TX
Originally Posted By: Hunterwannabe
I just sighted in my muzzleloader today. Hope to have a successful first time hunting and get some meat in the freezer!! Do you guys shoot your muzzleloader fouled after sighting in? Also do you spot and stalk with primer in or without primer in?



You want to clean in after you sight it in and shoot it one time before hunting. If you are shooting blackhorn 209 just remove the breech plug and spray it down with an oven cleaner and let soak about an hr. It will look better than New when you do this. I clean the barrel with hopps until clean and run a few cloths down it dry. If you are shooting blackhorn it is very easy to clean. Wouldn't recommend anything else.
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#6615736 - 01/04/17 08:12 AM Re: Late season muzzleloader [Re: Espy]
7six2 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/14/16
Posts: 75
I thought about a traditional style muzzleloader; maybe a Pedersoli that uses percussion caps. Pure sexy.

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#6615746 - 01/04/17 08:19 AM Re: Late season muzzleloader [Re: Espy]
bossbowman Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 739
Loc: Hill county
Soap and water after every shooting session, I think what they mean by shooting a fouled gun before you go out is just popping a percussion cap or two to clear the breach of any oil or residue before you load it.


Edited by bossbowman (01/04/17 08:20 AM)

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