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I know this is probably better for the shooting forum, but nobody ever seems to visit there, so I thought I'd post it here.

Been shooting my first muzzy, a wolf 209, a little on the weekends while turkey scouting to get her good and scoped in and to practice. This weekend, switched to a different bullet and wound up shooting two 3 shot groups around 1.25 inches at 80 yards off the hood of the truck.

Man I had no idea these muzzleloaders could be so accurate and fun to shoot. I've never hunted with one, but now I'm extremely excited about next season.

How many days now?
 

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Yeah, maybe I'm just crazy, but I can't seem to shake the fever. Season just ended and I'm still looking for stand sites, running the trail cam, and shooting the muzzleloader and bow. Man I think I'm gonna like this muzzleloader stuff.
 

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I kIll more deer with my mz than anything else....Got a TC Omega, Shoots like a dream.


Season starts middle of October here.
 

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Can't wait.

I'd love to have a TC, but this was a Christmas gift. My wife asked me what I really wanted. I researched the wolf, heard good things (and it was only$129), so that's I've got. Shoots really well so I'm very pleased.
 

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That's some good shootin'!

I generally kill my biggest bucks during the ML season. I have a T/C Encore .50 cal in stainless. It's a tack driver!
 

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Can't wait.

I'd love to have a TC, but this was a Christmas gift. My wife asked me what I really wanted. I researched the wolf, heard good things (and it was only$129), so that's I've got. Shoots really well so I'm very pleased.
My dad, our two good friends and I all have that same gun. Great shooting and an all around good gun. Can't beat the price either! You picked a good one! :thumb:
 

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My dad has that same gun, I've shot it several times and I really like it. I have a TC Omega and out to 150 yds, I can't tell a difference and the only reason I can tell a difference at longer ranges is because he shoots 100 grains to my 150 grains. The wolf doesn't kick either, I really like that. My wife shot a big 10pt this year with my dad's wolf. You should be very pleased with your xmas gift!:biggrin:
 

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I enjoy mz season more than mg. Less people at deer camp to compete with and you get first shot at some nice deer before the others do. Great camping weather too. Little warm though.
 

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I enjoy mz season more than mg. Less people at deer camp to compete with and you get first shot at some nice deer before the others do. Great camping weather too. Little warm though.

When you tell someone that you killed a good buck before Halloween,..They look at you kind'a funny,Like your outlaw'in or something.I know guys who only hunt the first weekend of gun season, That's All. If there is a season open,...I"m in the woods..........Deer are not dumb,You have the element of surprise if your the first one hunting them.
 

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I have a CVA Magbolt .50. Shoots 1" high at 100 yards. Took my first buck this past season. Put it between shoulder blades at 60 yards (head on angled down). Dropped him. Didn't have to be a tack driver, only one shot. Confidence in shot. If you have the confidence in the shot, that matters. First thing I took with it was a 80 lb. sow at 75 yards while trotting. Dropped her, too. And for those of you who think this was a low percentage shot, I knew it wasn't. First MZ was a Hawken. Threw a ball into a doe at 45 yards. Good placement, but she ran about 100 yards. No exit. And the Magbolt is the Camo/Nickle that was at Sam's for $149.
 

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Since this is my first muzzleloader, it has probably taken me longer than it should to get her zeroed in. Made the mistake of buying three boxes of bullets the first time out, then recently discovered that another type of bullets gets much better results in my particular gun.

I'm a duck hunter at heart and haven't deer hunted that much. My experience in killing a nice 8pt this past season has changed some of that.

It's mid March and I've been in the woods three times since bow season ended looking for trails, rubs, stand sites, creek crossings, etc. Man this stuff is addicting. I have only killed two deer in my life, but I'll tell you that I never got the wobbly knees killing a duck like I did with the 8pt this year!

Now that I've found the right bullet for this gun, I'm gonna keep practicing til next season so when the time comes, it'll be antlers on the ground!
 

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I also have a CVA, but have an Optima Magnum with a Nikon Prostaff scope. Like your Wolf, the Optima is very accurate with 2" groups at 100 yards. I found that Powerbelt 245 grain bullets and 100 grains of 777 powder pellets work best in mine. I hunted with it this past year. I love the early 9 day October mzl hunt in south Arkansas. Good luck this coming season.
 
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