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Well I guess it's a matter of time before the ol' muzzleloader is put to rest....

I got this out of my Arkansas Sportsman magazine.


"H&R Single-Shot Rifles. Consider this the ulimate speedloader. Thanks to a recent change in Louisiana's legislation, singlepshot rifles in .38 cal and larger are now legal in primitive weapons season. And there is no better choice than the H&R Handi-Rifle. blah, blah, blah."

It is on page 50. I hate to see it happen.
 

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Well I guess it's a matter of time before the ol' muzzleloader is put to rest....

I got this out of my Arkansas Sportsman magazine.


"H&R Single-Shot Rifles. Consider this the ulimate speedloader. Thanks to a recent change in Louisiana's legislation, singlepshot rifles in .38 cal and larger are now legal in primitive weapons season. And there is no better choice than the H&R Handi-Rifle. blah, blah, blah."

It is on page 50. I hate to see it happen.
Yeah, I agree with you. I saw where Mississippi was doing the same thing. But then again, I have used my muzzleloader before during modern gun season. One of my favorite hunts was made using it on opening day, took a real nice 8 point that day, made a heckuva shot at about 80-90 yards.
 

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I hate to see this happen as well. It seems like so many people are going to the TC Encore and that is one heck of a rifle. With muzzleloaders you're kind of limited to your yardage, where as with that Encore you can make shots out to a few hundred yards. It just don't seem right. :head:
 

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I hate to see this happen as well. It seems like so many people are going to the TC Encore and that is one heck of a rifle. With muzzleloaders you're kind of limited to your yardage, where as with that Encore you can make shots out to a few hundred yards. It just don't seem right. :head:
Not necessarily...with these new aero-tipped sabotless bullets, there's no reason a 200yd shot couldn't become a reality. Knowing how to care for a muzzle-loading rifle, and keeping it clean, is what hangs most ML hunters up! They usually wind up throwing away a chunk of rust about every couple years...but they can use the same NE single barrel more often, and still not worry about running an oily patch through the barrel. As a human race, we are getting very lazy!:up:
 

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I believe the intention is for them to use black powder cartridges.
You're right. The 45-70 will probably become more popular. Other than the ability to load it faster there is really no advantage to some of the inlines available now.


It seems that the intent nowadays is not to hunt with a primitive weapon but rather to hunt more and shoot more game.
That's all I'll say here!
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You are right too, but there will still be limits. It is probably an effort to take more deer and also attract more hunters.
 

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You are right too, but there will still be limits. It is probably an effort to take more deer and also attract more hunters.
You're correct there. I posted while in a bit of a snit myself (related to other items entirely), and hope that folks don't take it as elitist sounding. It likely did come across as such.

I don't want to denigrate folks who shoot modern ML arms. They aren't my 'thing' but then we're all cut a bit different!

There likely is a need for more deer to be taken, and certainly is a need for more folks to be hunting!

I've heard that BP cartridge rifles are really an 'art', though!

Tommy
 

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Without going back and looking, it seems like it had to be at least 38 caliber and a rifle with an external hammer like the H&R rifles, and I think the Encore rifles were specifically excluded from being legal. Don't hold me to any of that though.
 

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I still remember taking my first black powder deer with my old TC 45 caliber Hawken. That was a thrill. That was also before blaze orange requirements. While sitting out in the woods on the ground with my hawken wearing jeans and a flannel shirt I felt a special kinship with our ancestors. Pretty neat feeling. Now it is all about technology and gadgets but to each his own. I also gave in and purchased one of the CVA inlines. I might just get the old smokepole out again this fall.
 
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