Correct me if I'm wrong
But can't you order a muzzleloader online and get it shipped to you?
I'm in need of a new muzzleloader and I think I'm going to get a TC Triumph, the local gun stores want to much, but can't I just order it online? no FFL? No big deal if I can't but i thought you didn't need to.
I'm pretty sure that's true for most states. I'm sure there are certain models that doesn't apply to, but I just did a quick search and found many instances of people buying them and having them shipped directly to their house.
Heck, even a local felon can be found at the local firing range with black powder guns. They can't stop him, because they aren't considered "firearms."
That's what I thought.
This years rifle experience has soured me, so I'm thinking Muzzleloading might be all I do next year. I'm not a fan of the CVA Wolf I have now and that's why I quit Muzzleloading.
I see a lot about this critter when it comes to muzzle loaders.
Yup those are beauties, out of budget for now. One day one of those, or one of the smokeless muzzleloaders would be a dream.
It is fun to watch the Gunwerks crew smack animals at 800+ yards with those things.
I have a cva apex and it is fine for the price. It is much nicer than my dads or brothers basement model cva, but it is far from a gunwerks. It will shoot about 2" group at 100 after the bore is fouled. Second round falls almost 3" from a clean barrel shot. I also have to take the ram rod out to get consistent results.
The apex cannot be shipped to home and it requires a 4473 because it can accommodate rifle barrels as well. I don't know about the Thompson, but if it can also be a rifle it will need an ffl transfer.
New smoke pole arrived. Now I can grab another tag and see if I can get a buck on some public land and the few quarters we have that see deer.
Next year it'll get a scope.
What components did you end up going with?
Let us know how it shoots.
Yea, unfortunately it's a bit late for me to be testing a bunch of stuff, so I'll be going with the components I have on hand.
The gun is a T/C Triumph
Hodgdon 777 60grain 50 cal pellets (I can get my hands on 50 Grain pellets if they don't work)
Hornady XTP Bullets I can't remember the grain off hand
Then Winchester 209.
I'm a bit unprepared at the moment. Next year I think I'll be trying Blackhorn 209 and Barnes Spitfires and Hornady Monoflex.
Pistol bullets just don't stand up to 1600+ FPS it seems.
I have some of the Barnes spitfire t-ez. I've only shot 1 doe at 70ish yards, but it blew out a huge hole through the ribs. She made it about 40 yards, and blood/chunks the hole way through the snow
I use T-ez Barnes bullets too and I have more deer drop within 10 yards than ones that run more than 10.
Got her cleaned and got everything set up for the most part in my bag for muzzleloading.
Gonna go sight it in tomorrow during lunch probably, it's supposed to be a nice warm 15ish degrees.
Oh also, clean your new rifles, first patch:
I got it sighted in today, wow I forgot how dirty 777 was.
I hear Blackhorn 209 isn't and that's one reason I want to switch, 777 is nasty stuff.