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MODERN & TRADITIONAL MUZZLELOADING
Developing an accurate load for a black powder muzzleloading rifle
By Traditional Muzzleloader
Written descriptions of how the original muzzleloading rifles were loaded are extremely rare and lacking in details. Perhaps no one at the time saw any reason to record such mundane activity. As muzzleloading guns fell out of use in favor of breech loading cartridge rifles what was once common knowledge was simply lost to the passage of time. When the revival of interest in the old muzzleloading rifles occurred myth and folklore filled that void and much of it became accepted practice in the loading and maintenance of these firearms.
When interest in muzzleloaders began to exceed the supply of original guns and parts, manufacturers began producing “replicas” of black powder rifles to meet the demand. These manufacturers typically recommend a ball ten thousands of an inch smaller than the bore of the rifle with a patch ten thousands inch thick. For a .50 caliber rifle that would be a ball .490 in diameter and a patch .010 thick. They may also recommend a minimum and maximum amount of powder to load in the gun. These recommendations are considered a safe place to begin but they are usually not the most accurate load.
Casual shooters will typically purchase balls of the recommend size along with precut, pre lubricated patches and go shooting. If the accuracy achieved by this loading method meets your expectations you can stop reading here and save yourself much time and effort. On the other hand, you will not see shooters at organized competitions loading their rifles in this fashion.
Experienced muzzle loaders who shoot competitively and serious black powder hunters know that muzzle loading rifles are capable of outstanding accuracy and reliability when they are loaded and maintained properly. Finding the most accurate load for a muzzleloading rifle requires an understanding of all the variables involved and a systematic approach for isolating and testing each of those variables. This process is often referred to as “developing a load” or “working up a load”.
Putting Meat On The Table:
CVA Accura MR-X
Are you looking for a muzzleloader that’s less expensive than the CVA Paramount, but with more bells and whistles than the CVA Wolf? If so, then you should really consider the CVA Accura MR-X.
The CVA Accura MR-X Muzzleloader uses the new CVA X-Treme stock with an adjustable comb to fit any shooter and optic selection. This is a great feature to help hunters obtain a proper cheek weld regardless of whether they’re using open sights or a scope.
Additionally, the CVA Accura MR-X comes with a Bergara barrel featuring a Nitride AND CeraKote finish on the exterior for even better corrosion resistance than a typical stainless steel barrel. Though it’s not totally corrosion proof, this Nitride and CeraKote finish is still extremely durable and resistant to corrosion, which is especially nice for hunters who live in wet climates.
If that weren’t enough, like the Paramount, the 26″ long barrel for the Accura MR-X is free-floated and has a threaded muzzle to accept the new Paramount Muzzle Brake. As you can imagine, these rifles have excellent accuracy potential and are great options for hunters who want great extended range performance without stepping up to the heavier and much more expensive CVA Paramount.
In fact, CVA even offers a full money back guarantee for their Accura rifles if they aren’t the most accurate muzzleloaders you’ve ever shot.
This is one of the best muzzleloaders CVA currently produces for all around elk and deer hunting and is well suited for hunting hunting whitetail deer east of the Mississippi as well as pronghorn, elk, and mule deer out west.
The CVA Accura MR-X comes with a Quake Claw Sling, a Durasight scope rail, an accessory kit, and a carbon fiber collapsible ramrod. Finally, the Accura also has a lot of the same features that make the Wolf a great muzzleloader like the Quick-Release Breech Plug, fully ambidextrous stock, and simple break open action.
Losing The Right To Hunt ......
by Toby bridges
We're closer to losing all opportunities to hunt than many of you may realize. There are many people ... anti-hunting organizations ... and state, federal and global agencies which are hell bent to eliminate hunting. And, yes, some of those "agencies" include a number of so-called "Game & Fish" departments. How they are accomplishing a well funded effort to put an end to hunting just may surprise you. This article shares a look at a new 2022 website which aims to counter the efforts and lies of that anti-hunting movement.
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More Deer Hunting Myths Debunked
A talking head on outdoor TV puffs his chest and declares, “Man, the full moon is the worst time to hunt!” Sounds pretty good, and you buy it. Your daddy told you never to overhunt a spot, and you never doubt Pops. Stands to reason that if another hunter tromps too close to your treestand, your day is ruined, right?
Uh, no, to all three of the above. Let’s change your thinking on some misguided beliefs about big deer and how to hunt them.
9.) Hunt a buck on his scrape line between feed and bed.
I cannot honestly say I have ever shot a buck on his scrape line. I might have, I just don’t know. I’m not even sure scrape lines exist. The more I hunt whitetails in different terrains across the country, the more I believe that scraping is more random and scattered than on some particular line of travel.
I don’t scout for scrape lines anymore. From Halloween through Nov. 15 or so, I look for a ridge, draw, or creek bottom pocked with a dozen or so dark, stinky scrapes, along with shiny rubs. I set a stand or blind and sit there a few days. If I don’t spot much, I scout for new scrapes close by.
In a study on the rut behavior of wild, hunted bucks, University of Georgia researchers found that while some scrapes go cold overnight, multiple bucks might eagerly paw new scrapes only 100 to 200 yards away. That goes to my theory that scraping is random, a sign of bucks checking various areas for does while venting pent-up sexual energy.
Stay flexible and mobile, on the lookout for the next cluster of fresh scrapes. Your odds are much better this way, rather than trying to hunt a buck on a line of scrapes that may or may not exist.
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MUZZLELOADER FORUMS WE AVOID:
Muzzleloader forums are usually a great source of friendship and a wealth of knowledge not only for beginners, but also the experienced shooter/hunter/sportsman. Usually you will find a variety of threads on many subjects involving muzzleloading, hunting, period clothing, and accessories. Usually there is also a thread for buying, selling, and wanted products.
Unfortunately there are too many sites that really have no interest in the muzzleloading sport other than to make money! They will develope various threads that you have to pay to enter and post on!! We usually avoid those sites as they are there just for profit. A muzzleloading should provide you with everything you need to be proficient in your endeavors, wether it be just shooting, hunting, rendezvous, and other related endeavors you seek. Also on the pay site, you will find a lot of rash, gestapo, type moderators that just look for excuses to shame and/or ban members for trivial things that they have a personal dislike for!!
NOW REMEMBER: Not all pay sites are like that, but there are far too many!
We belong to many forums and we will join many more to review for our readers. Below we list those WE avoid andthose WE find to be enjoyable.
The rest is up to your discretion. These are strictly our opinions.
FORUMS WE USE:
Buckskins & Black Powder Forum - ALL FREE
Idaho Lewis’s Muzzleloading Forum - ALL FREE
Buckskins & Black Powder Blog
Paul Dobbins' Trapper Talk - Very Informative - Friendly
Traditional Muzzleloading on the Cheap - Free - Friendly - Informative
GON Forum - All Free - Seems Very Friendly - Informative
FORUMS WE AVOID:
The Muzzleloading Forum - To many Premium Pay Threads - moderators, so-so.
Frontier Muzzle Loading - Many Pay Threads - Little Activity. So-so.
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