muzzle loaders

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    anyone use them? trying to decide if i want to invest in one or not.
     
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    I have used them in the past. Up here, muzzle loader season adds several weeks to the deer season. Between archery, muzzle loader and regular season, we have a pretty long season.
     
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    pretty much the same here. still not sure if i wnt one or not
     
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    Muzzle loaders are ok, but there is a good reason they are not widely used these days except for hunting.
     
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    I started shooting muzzle loaders about 1968. It was a lot of fun before technology changed the darn things. I liked the true “primitive” in the sport, We cast all of our mini-balls, made our powder measures and bullet starters.. now their basically modern weapons although you can still get the bare bones Kentucy rifle.
     
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    Yeah that too....there are some manufacturers out there that still have the basic muzzle loader. For me, the nylon stocks, telescopic sights, etc. detracted from the whole thing.
     
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    Yes, and I hear the powder now is pretty smokeless, I'm not sure about that though but all that smoke was half the fun!
     
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    They still get fouled pretty good if your not careful...
     
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    I'm surprised, I would think the newer powder would have taken care of that.
     
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    ive been noticing that with the sites ive been to. seems pretty much modern cept how the round is put in. seems like i might stay with shotguns.
     

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