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New Primitive Weapon Rule

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 5:43 pm
by iveygun3
What does everyone think about bringing in the primitive guns pre-1900
even breech loaders. I'll bet some 45/70's are already on order or back ordered at least. :?:

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 6:30 pm
by gtk
I would LOVE to have a 45/70 whelen :)

Personally, I think with the accuracy of modern day muzzleloaders, we completely omitted what muzzle-loading season was designed to do, and thats is to let the rut happen without a lot of hunters in the woods with high-powered rifles. Heck, you could hunt just about all season with a muzzle loader and still have about the same chance as you do with a .270 :)

I think we have so many deer now, muzzle loading is more like a "tradition" than a management need.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:26 pm
by iveygun3
I've checked around and the little H&R single shots are only about $200.
Wal-mart is $199.95 special order only.
Dealers about $190, but pay shipping and tax Wally wins the price war.
Think I might get a Sharps Replica though with 32" barrel and load Black-Powder shells on at least a 400gr lead bullet

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:09 pm
by gtk
do these older guns actually shoot as well as these new inline muzzleloaders ?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 8:27 am
by iveygun3
IMO a properly loaded and tested in-line would out perform the older calibers. it all about proper loading and if one can be consistant everytime then performance will show. only good to using cartridge is weather