Muzzleloader Advice

Discussion in 'Muzzleloading and Traditional Archery' started by sep0667, Aug 22, 2018.

  1. sep0667

    sep0667 Land of the Whitetail

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    I know I can search through the older threads, but want to start a new one. I'm in the market for a new muzzleloader. I have never had a muzzleloader before. I've been wanting to get one for the past couple years and its time.

    Any brands or model that seem to have a strong consensus to suggest or to stay away from? .45 or. 50 caliber? I guess the only feature that I would really like to have is a thumb hole stock, but that's not a necessity.

    Any and all advise welcome!
     
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  3. Tim Hull

    Tim Hull PMA Member

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    Get a smokeless muzzleloader.
     
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    Nrharris New Member

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    I've been very happy with my CVA accura v2, but always open to something better.
     
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    bigbuckhunter88 PMA Member

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    Accura V2. 50 Cal. Get the blackhorn breech and shoot that. If money is no option go smokeless
     
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    4DABUCKS PMA Member

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    Had a tc pro hunter for 3 yrs, could never get groups like I expected and consistency just wasn't there. I sold the tc and bought a 50 cal accura v2 last nov. I shoot 90 grains by volume of blackhorn and Barnes 250 gr bullets. After owning a couple of different muzzleloaders in the past I can finally say i can shoot 3 in groups at 100 yds. I know some shoot much better and with smokeless even better yet but for me I'm very happy with the cva. Best of luck in your search.
     
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    Swampy_44 Member

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    buy a cva hunter, took mine outta the store for $299 after taxes. sent it off to a guy, he threaded it and installed a breech plug for $190. so under $500 you can have a smokeless gun. money is a issue for me but there are ways to get a smokeless gun without breaking the bank.
     
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    Tmayer13 Active Member

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    i have a TC pro hunter with an after market barrel and it is crazy accurate. I absolutely love my gun, now with that being said if i was going to get one today.....no doubt it would be smokeless...spend the money and do it right the first time...now if you maybe you dont have 1500$ for a gun then go to any place and buy a CVA for 200$...play with some different loads and find what works best and youll have yourself a nice 150+ yard gun
     
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    LYON PMA Member

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    If you're looking to go budget just to try it out, go with a cva wolf or optima. The next recommended step up would be a cva accurate V2. Any of the CVA's will take a blackhorn breech plug. Blackhorn 209 is the powder to shoot unless you go smokeless. Last option and the highest price would be a smokeless muzzleloader. Phenomenal guns!

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    I have a CVA Accura MR and a TC Triumph for sale if interested. Both are in the classifieds.
     
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    I'll also say that I have been impressed with my CVA Accura V2. The gun has a great trigger and shoots great. I shoot Blackhorn 209 with the Blackhorn breech plug and have had great results. I really like the combination.

    My gun will really stack Hornady SST with Harvester Crush Sabots, but I wasn't impressed with the performance of the SST. Switched to Barnes TEZ and have had great results on deer, groups opened up a little, but I haven't played much with powder and sabot combinations on the Barnes as much, still very acceptable groups.
     
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    If you buy a CVA Hunter in .45-70 for conversion, beware the loads used. It cannot handle the loads people use in converted
    bolt action rifles.
     

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