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  Muzzleloader Equipment
Muzzleloaders from makers such as Knight and Thompson/Center are used by many of Elite’s guides and clients.
These bullets are some of the toughest big-game muzzleloader bullets on the market and can consistently retain over 90% of their weight, even if shot through an elk’s shoulder.
Most muzzleloader shots will be under 125 yards, but sometimes 150 to 200 yard shots are what is presented.
www.eliteoutfitters.com /muzzleloader_equipment.htm   (1565 words)

 Buying a muzzleloader
Muzzleloaders were really the only option for shooters up to the civil war, and weren’t replaced until the repeating Henry Rifle and brass cartridges were available.
It is not uncommon for a.50 caliber muzzleloader to shoot a.45 caliber 250-grain saboted pistol bullet.
Many factory muzzleloaders come with a 1:48 twist rate, which is meant as a compromise between the ideal rates for the two types of projectiles.
www.angelfire.com /home/oldguns/ml-buying-a-ml.htm   (1222 words)

 Muzzleloader Regulations Review
Muzzleloader use is scattered along the continuum of technological advancements from flintlocks to muzzleloaders with ballistic capabilities approaching those of centerfire rifles.
Advertisement for at least one model of muzzleloader states that it is lethal at 200 yards when loaded with 150 grains of powder and a saboted 240-grain jacketed bullet, thus putting it on a ballistic plane with some centerfire rifles.
Lermayer (1998) concluded, “the breakthrough in extended-range muzzleloading is coming from a return to pure lead, housed in sabots.”; Bullets also are being produced with synthetic bases that serve much the same purpose as sabots and allow for increased velocities in a similar manner.
www.dfw.state.or.us /ODFWhtml/InfoCntrWild/Muzzleloader_regs.html   (3909 words)

 Whitetail deer hunting - Muzzleloader
The real advantage to the early Kansas muzzleloader deer hunting season is the opportunity to hunt bachelor group bucks that are lazy, do not move much and are easily pre-season scouted.
This late post rut muzzleloader deer season further allows for the same advantages as Kansas' September muzzleloader season in that the hunter may apply more skill at stalking a predictable whitetail pattern rather than requiring as much luck as skill during the rut when buck movements are dictated by a doe in season.
Add to this Missouri's muzzleloader season in early December and its over the counter deer tag purchase makes the this hunting method season the most widely spread chance the firearms hunter has for maximizing his deer hunting time.
www.ks-mo-hunt.org /muzzleloader.htm   (560 words)

 Kansas muzzleloader deer hunting season distinctions
Kansas muzzleloader deer hunting season in September is a unique whitetail experience for many new to the mid west.
This muzzleloader deer season is one of the few occasions when the deer hunter begins to look forward to winter cold.
The early September Kansas muzzleloader deer season is unique from the rut phases and further distinguished by scent control.
www.mahadeer.com /kansas_muzzleloader.htm   (929 words)

 West Virginia DNR - Wildlife Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Muzzleloader deer hunting for antlered deer is legal in all counties open to bucks-only season.
Deer of either sex may be taken with muzzleloaders in all counties or parts thereof open to the Class N season.
In all instances, the first muzzleloader season deer must be taken on an appropriate license or as a landowner and legally checked before the Class RG or RRG license is legal.
www.wvdnr.gov /Hunting/deer_muzzleloader.shtm   (285 words)

 Muzzleloader - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A muzzleloader is any firearm into which the bullet is loaded from the muzzle of the gun (open end of the gun barrel).
Modern muzzleloading firearms range from reproductions of sidelock, flintlock and percussion long guns, to in-line rifles that use modern inventions such as a closed breech, sealed primer and fast rifling to allow for considerable accuracy at long ranges.
Muzzleloading guns, both antique and reproduction, are used for target shooting, hunting, historical re-enactment and historical research.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Muzzleloader   (507 words)

 Whitetail deer hunting - Kansas Iowa Missouri
Kansas' muzzleloader deer hunting is the only method by which nonresidents may harvest a Mule Deer.
For the muzzleloader deer hunter that enjoys early success through concentration on an area, his own skill and the great value of luck he has a tendency to remain for over a decade and beyond hunting within this association.
From all the muzzleloader deer hunting members in the earlier numbers chart there are a core group of 22 that have concentrated on this one method and typically in just one state.
www.mahadeer.com /muzzleloader.htm   (757 words)

 WDNR - Muzzleloader Questions
For all deer and bear hunting in Wisconsin, a muzzleloader with a smoothbore must be at least.45 caliber and a muzzleloader with a rifled barrel must be at least.40 caliber.
For the purposes of the special muzzleloader deer season, a muzzleloader may not have an attached telescopic sight.
Muzzleloaders are considered unloaded if the cap is removed from a percussion muzzleloader or the flashpan is cleaned on a flintlock muzzleloader; the ball and powder can remain in the barrel.
www.dnr.state.wi.us /org/es/enforcement/safety/muzzleqa.htm   (369 words)

 Trophy muzzleloader whitetail deer hunts & hunters
Missouri muzzleloader deer season is in middle December after their modern firearms season and overlaps with archery season.
Iowa rounds out the muzzleloader deer hunts with a late December into January muzzleloader season that allows a similar option compared to that of Kansas where the hunter is pursuing whitetails outside of the rut when the bucks have returned to more predictable movement patterns.
Muzzleloader whitetail hunts across these three states gives a great range of whitetail pattern that any one deer hunter may find more able to capitalize on than others.
www.midwesthunt.com /muzzleloader_deer_hunting.htm   (1164 words)

 CVA | State Muzzleloader Regulations
Muzzleloader firearms are defined as rifles and shotguns in which the charge and projectile are loaded through the muzzle, and only those which are capable of being fired from the shoulder are legal.
Muzzleloader firearms must be loaded from the muzzle of the gun and must use at least 50 grains of flpowder or its equivalent and be able to fire only a single lead or saboted bullet.
Muzzleloading firearm means a muzzleloading rifle having a barrel bore diameter of at least 40/100 of an inch and a charge of at least 50 grains of flpowder or its equivalent.
www.cva.com /company/regs.htm   (5107 words)

 Muzzleloader deer hunting continues statewide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A muzzleloader is a firearm that can only be loaded from the muzzle, or the barrel end of the firearm, and uses fl powder or fl powder substitute.
Muzzleloader hunters may only shoot an antlered deer during the muzzleloader season if they still possess an unused gun deer tag, and the Earn-A-Buck requirement is met in those units where it is in effect.
While the muzzleloader season is open, all hunters except waterfowl hunters but including, muzzleloader and archery deer hunters and small game hunters, are required to wear at least 50 percent blaze orange clothing, including a hat if worn.
www.lake-link.com /news/headline.cfm?NewsHeadlinesID=1370   (556 words)

 Matching up with a Modern Muzzleloader
In-line muzzleloaders are a dramatic departure from the traditional sidehammer muzzleloader.
Claims of frequent misfires from percussion muzzleloaders are either overstatements or reflect a failure to control the factors that affect percussion gun ignition.
Most owners of traditional sidehammer muzzleloaders clean their firearms with the hot water method, which involves pumping a pan of scalding hot water through the barrel and breech with a cleaning jag and patch.
www.mdc.mo.gov /conmag/2000/11/30.htm   (1906 words)

 The Muzzleloader Connection: Minnesota Conservation Volunteer: Minnesota DNR
To fire a muzzleloader, you squeeze the trigger to release the cocked hammer, which strikes the cap, sending a spark through the nipple and flash hole to ignite the packed powder charge.
In the spring it's turkeys, although I substitute a muzzleloader shotgun for the rifle.
Helping the muzzleloaders' case was game managers' recognition that the special season could be another tool for controlling a seemingly ever-expanding whitetail herd.
www.dnr.state.mn.us /volunteer/novdec99/muzzleloader.html   (1690 words)

 Gunnersden.com/Muzzleloader Scopes
Scoping a muzzleloader generally improves a shooters efforts in gaining the true accuracy potential of their muzzleloading rifles at 100 yards and more.
Specialty scopes that are designed for muzzleloaders typically have extra long eye relief so you can mount them well forward for easy access to firing mechanisms that lie under ocular bells of ordinary scopes.
Leupold offers several muzzleloader scope and compact scope models to hunters that enjoy the added challenge of hunting with a muzzleloader and appreciate the accuracy they gain with Leupold scopes.
www.gunnersden.com /index.htm.muzzleloader-scopes.html   (251 words)

 Early Muzzleloader Deer Season Opens In October
Region A’s Total Muzzleloader Season bag limit is two white-tailed deer (one antlered and one antlerless); however only one deer may be taken during the October Muzzleloader Season (October 19 — 21, 2006).
The sika deer muzzleloader season is open in Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset, Talbot, and Wicomico and Worcester counties from October 19 through 21.
Muzzleloader deer hunting, combined with archery and firearm deer hunting, manages white-tailed deer and sika deer populations, provides outdoor recreation for 74,000 Maryland citizens and contributes over $150 million to the state’s economy.
www.dnr.state.md.us /dnrnews/pressrelease2006/101606.html   (767 words)

 Pennsylvania's Finest Muzzleloader Deer Hunts
Harvest statistics indicate that good muzzleloader hunting is available across the state, but with a strong emphasis on the western side.
Probably the most popular muzzleloader area in Unit 5-C is close to its Route 10 border at French Creek State Park and adjoining SGL 43.
The second highest muzzleloader harvest for both antlered and antlerless deer occurred in WMU 1-A on the western side of the state.
www.pagameandfish.com /hunting/whitetail-deer-hunting/PA_1205_01   (813 words)

 Muzzleloader Shotguns
After several years in the field using muzzleloader shotguns, I believe that the actual disadvantages are not nearly as great as many would think.
A muzzleloader shotgun is capable of shooting as far and as hard as any cartridge shotgun on the market.
My other muzzleloader and the one I carry through most of the fall and winter is a Cabela's double barrel 12 gauge with interchangeable chokes.
www.chuckhawks.com /muzzleloader_shotguns.htm   (3342 words)

 POSSIBLY THE BEST MUZZLELOADER BULLET MADE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Matching the rate-of-twist of our muzzleloader's barrel with the proper bullet should be a primary consideration to achieving desired accuracy.
If the muzzleloader bullet we are considering is not going to give us the down range performance and trajectory we desire, then why waste time and money on testing.
This includes the Dead Center muzzleloader bullets, QT muzzleloader bullets, Extreme Elite muzzleloader bullets, Keith Nose HP muzzleloader bullets, and the unique Dead Center Duplex sabot muzzleloader bullets, which are designed to cause you to hit dead center every time.
www.bpbullets.com   (3200 words)

 Beartooth Bullets > Tech Notes > Muzzleloader Fire Lapping
So, it stands to reason that of we could firelap the muzzleloader barrel and eliminate the constrictions in the bore, that not only would accuracy be enhanced, but perhaps fouling from the fl powder residue deposited in the barrel might be reduced as well.
Thus the lapping bullet, carrying its abrasive compound, is forced fully into the bottoms of the grooves of the rifling in the muzzleloader bore, and consequently both the tops of the lands and the bottoms of the grooves are unilaterally lapped at nearly the same rate.
Since muzzleloading barrels are not the same harness as those of centerfire cartridge guns, the constrictions are removed quite readily, and in each case of these test guns lapped no more than twenty lap loads were required, even for the tightest of constricted barrels.
www.beartoothbullets.com /tech_notes/archive_tech_notes.htm/48   (3153 words)

 Muzzleloader hunts from the Gila and Apache Professional Big Game Outfitters in New Mexico.
Our muzzleloader elk hunts take place in units 15A and 15B, which have been combined into one unit in the last two years.
During the first muzzleloader hunt, it is possible to catch the tail end of the rut where bugling can still be heard.
Muzzleloader hunts take place during the months of October and November.
www.gilanet.com /gilatrophyhunts/muzzleloader.htm   (178 words)

 Late Muzzleloader Deer Season Opens December 17
Maryland’s estimated 61,000 muzzleloader deer hunters enjoy pursuing deer with firearms diverse as the primitive flintlock or the modern inline muzzleloader.
Muzzleloader hunters took 7592 deer during the 2004 late season.
Muzzleloader deer hunting combined with archery and firearm deer hunting seasons provides outdoor recreation for over 80,000 Maryland citizens, manages white-tailed deer and sika deer numbers and contributes over $150 million to the state’s economy.
www.dnr.state.md.us /dnrnews/pressrelease2005/120905a.html   (667 words)

 Maryland Early Muzzleloader Deer Seasons Open In October
Muzzleloader hunters cannot take antlerless deer on Oct. 21 on those lands managed by DNR in Region A. Hunters should refer to page 38 of the DNR publication Hunting and Trapping in Maryland for a listing of non-eligible DNR lands.
However, the muzzleloader hunter could deer hunt in Region D. The early segment of the Sika Deer Muzzleloader Season is open for Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties Oct. 19-21.
Muzzleloading rifles must be at least.40 caliber and be loaded with not less than 60 grains of fl powder or an equivalent amount of Pyrodex.
dnrweb.dnr.state.md.us /dnrnews/pressrelease2000/092900a.html   (719 words)

 Early Muzzleloader Changes
This will be the second year for the early muzzleloader hunt on these areas to be a controlled, permit only hunt.
In addition to the early muzzleloader controlled hunt permit, hunters must have a valid Ohio hunting license and special deer permit.
Hunters may use crossbows, longbows, muzzleloading rifles of at least.38 caliber or larger, or muzzleloading shotguns of 10, 12, 16, 20, 28, or.410 gauge, using one ball per barrel.
www.dnr.state.oh.us /wildlife/Hunting/earlymuzzleloader.htm   (453 words)

 .50-Caliber In-Line Muzzleloader Muscle
The lightweight.50-caliber Lightning LD in-line muzzleloader from Traditions features fiber-optic sights, a two-position safety, an adjustable trigger, and the receiver is drilled and tapped for scope mount installation.
The new powder is suitable for use in all types of muzzleloaders, but for reliable ignition in flintlocks Hodgdon recommends dropping five grains of FFFg granulation flpowder into the bore before pouring the main charge of H777 on top of it.
Of course, good powder and a good muzzleloading rifle are no good without a good bullet, and none are better than those made by Nosler, Two versions are available.
www.shootingtimes.com /longgun_reviews/muscle_1104   (2362 words)

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