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  1. Muzzleloaders
    I'm sure a lot of veteran muzzleloader shooters already know this, but I thought I'd pass it along anyway especially for those guys just getting into the game. Here is the tip: Whenever you are sighting in your muzzleloader and then again whenever you are waiting in your ambush set-up (be it a...
  2. General Michigan Hunting
    Good evening, I’m new to hunting this year and fresh into guns/bows. I purchased a crossbow and have been getting familiar with it but would like to get a .22 for small game. Do I have to go through a background check and a waiting period for a .22 and a muzzled loader? Thanks for any help...
  3. Muzzleloaders
    This was one of the best tips I ever read from the pros about improving long range shot to shot consistency when shooting a muzzleloader. If you are either sighting in your gun before a hunt, or simply sitting in your deer blind later on, remember to remove the ramrod from underneath your gun...
  4. Michigan Whitetail Deer Hunting
    Last season my cousin took his son out for a late muzzle loader hunt in pursuit of a deer they call The Swirly 7. The reason it's called the Swirly 7 is because this deer was named after our buddy who's nick name is Swirly. Anyways his son has wanted to take this buck because his uncle Swirly...
  5. Muzzleloaders
    I currently have 44 caliber black powder revolver but have been wanting to get a black powder muzzleloader type rifle that is not an “in line” muzzleloader Would love to read some recommendations you guys may have of brands, or where to even buy one at
  6. Michigan Whitetail Deer Hunting
    I didn't get to shed much blood this fall as it was a grinder out sort of season for me. Bow season had me chasing a brute all fall, only to be a day late and a dollar short all year. I finally got to drop the hammer 2nd weekend of muzzleloader and boy did it feel good!
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  8. Muzzleloaders
    0002499 serial # .50 Cal. bolt action that uses the #11 Percussion Cap. What I am looking for are two things Please. 1) A manual for this girl (expesaitally for the remove bolt from chamber and bolt adjustments so it fires everytime for at least three shots. 2) There is a company out there that...
  9. Muzzleloaders
    Hey Everyone! I am looking into purchasing a new muzzleloader scope but I also don't want to break the bank (~$200) . Does anyone have a scope they like?
  10. Muzzleloaders
    Hi everybody! I have been working on sighting in my very first ever muzzleloader - a CVA Optima V2 with a Nikon Inline XR BDC Scope on top! It didn't take long for me to get a nice group at 100 yards off a bench with 2 pellets of triple 777. My question is this - how effective would this...
  11. Out of state hunts
    We have openings this fall for rifle, muzzleloader, and archery hunts. Rifle applications are due July 15 but muzzleloader and archery tags are available over the counter. All hunts are 5 days and include your lodging, meals, and guide. We had a fantastic 2016 season with 100% shot...
  12. Doe Muzzleloader 2010

    Doe Muzzleloader 2010

  13. Doe muzzleloader Dec 11 2009

    Doe muzzleloader Dec 11 2009

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  15. 2nd_muzzleloader_deer


    this is my second muzzle loader deer but my first with an inline rifle.this doe was standing out at 150 to 175 yards into a thick swamp.but with the little bit of the snow it made it alot easier to make out holes to shoot through,and I waited for her to step into the right openning,and let the three
  16. Thompson Center Scout

    Thompson Center Scout

    Thompson Center Scout
  17. Buch Muzzleloader 2003

    Buch Muzzleloader 2003

    This deer was taken during muzzleloader season of 2003.
  18. 2004 doe, Monroe County

    2004 doe, Monroe County

    Doe taken 11/16/04 in Monroe County. .45 caliber muzzleloader, 195gr sabot with 100 gr. pyrodex. 30 yard shot.
  19. 195gr bullet, recovered from 7pt buck

    195gr bullet, recovered from 7pt buck

    195gr .40 cal (.45 sabot) slug, 2 x 50gr pellets of pyrodex, 35yd shot from a muzzleloader. Recovered from under the far side hide of a 7pt buck in Monroe County, 2003 season
  20. My second deer for '03

    My second deer for '03

    I got this doe on 12-18-03 with a muzzle loader at 36 yards. CVA Hunter Bolt, 100 grains of pyrodex (pellets), 245 grain powerbelt bullets.