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Muzzleloaders

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I'm just getting into muzzleloading this year since I was drawn for an elk tag out west. Any recommendations on what to get? I have heard the TC's are the most accurate and very reliable. I appreciate any information.

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Make sure your muzzleloader is legal for the state you intend to use it in. I believe some states require at least the .50 cal, so you might want to avoid the .45 cal. Or get both!

Good Luck!

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I have a TC Omega stainless/camo .50 cal. and it is awsome. I shoot two 50gr Triple 7 pellets and a 243gr sabot. I use it in place of my sluggun.

For Elk I would use a magnum load, 150gr Triple 7 and 295 or 300gr slug.

Check the state regs where you're hunting. Some states do not allow powder in pellet form or sabots.

Dan

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If you can afford the Omega, that is your best bet. Great gun!! If you are looking to save some $$, check out CVA, they make some quality products for about half the cost. There are other choices as well and I am sure others with chime in. Good luck and check in with us regarding your purchase!!!

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I love TC's guns. I have taken a look at the new Triumph. If it fits you nice gun looks user frienly but I didn't like the feel. Not a bad priced gun. The omega is a nice in line muzzleloader only thing I don't like about it is how you have to flip it down to put the primer in the end. I have a Pro Hunter. I like how it breaks in the middle like a shotgun and you can put the primer in that way. I just like the feel better then the omega. If you want to switch barrels check out either the Encore/Pro Hunter other companies are now making them too. I think CVA has one and someone else is making a new one also. If you want to switch barrels get one it's a blast other wise look at the triumph and see if you like it.

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I'm just getting into muzzleloading this year since I was drawn for an elk tag out west. Any recommendations on what to get? I have heard the TC's are the most accurate and very reliable. I appreciate any information.


Just wondering... have you been elk hunting before? is there any reason why you would start muzzle loading before an elk trip? I am very envious of going out west - would like to make the trip myself very soon.

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I have the T/C Omega and its an awesome gun. I'd probaly go Pro-Hunter though if you can afford it instead of the Omega just because it has lots of options on down the line...

Check the state you are going to for regs. Some don't allow in-lines and some don't allow sabotted bullets and things like that. No sense working up a good accurate load only to find out you can't use it...

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Thanks for the advice guys, keep it coming. I have am tempted to go for either an Encore or the Pro Hunter. I like the Omega but it doesn't feel quite right when I pull it up. I have to readjust to get on the sights.

I am going to Colorado and there are quite a few regs diffent than MN. I can't use Sabots but am not quite clear on whether I can use Power Belts. I need at least a 50 cal for elk, no scopes, no pelletized powder.

tealitup - this is my first elk hunt. My dad and uncles have been going for 20+ years - I have an uncle living out there so he is our personal guide. They just happen to be muzzleloading this year so I am going to give it a whirl. It will be the first muzzleloading hunt for some of them as well. Should be interesting hoofing it around a couple miles above sea level!!!

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Wooly - great luck to you! remember your friends at FM - take some pictures so we can enjoy the hunt also

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Thanks for all the advice guys. I picked up an Encore 50 cal SS with black composite stock. I am pumped to get out and do some shooting this weekend. I need to be ready when big gus wanders in front of me!

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hav omgea want encore love omgea i just what to buy encore for being able to change barrels you cant use pellets or sabots in colorado and there are speail size bullets have to use

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