Does anyone hunt with black powder rifles? What brand and caliber do you recommend?? This will be primarily for deer hunting.
Do you want modern or traditional?CGUARDSMAN said:Does anyone hunt with black powder rifles? What brand and caliber do you recommend?? This will be primarily for deer hunting.
Ah everyone knows Round Ball is just good for Target shooting,not worth a darn for killing anythingEd Norman said:So you probably wouldn't like my favorite, Lyman Great Plains 54 flinchlock. 1-66" twist, shoots a round ball great.
i would have liked to have the pro hunter but sheesh they are expensive!TnTnTn said:Thompson Center or Thompson Center or Thompson Center. Everything else is almost as good when considering price, reliability, and warranty. However, having said that the Knights are pretty good too.
Just choose a TC that suits your style and state regs as they vary a lot from state to state.
Got to agree on Pure Lead.I've been using 385gr. Great Plains Bullets.Both these critters went right down.If a critter runs it leave one heck of a Blood Trail.elkhound said:you will like the green mtn barrel.i got a 45 cal with a 26 inch green mtn barrel.it shoots great....i shoot a 200 grain all lead.it is sjut my opinion but the plain lead out performes other bullets.it kills better...i also know several people who have stopped shooting the sabots and other type bullets and have gone back to lead.it just plain kills better.try some you wont be sorry.
I've killed a lot of deer with a .50 roundball at up to 100 yards and a few elk with my .54 flintlock. If you know your rifle and how it shoots I wouldn't be against shooting a deer at 125 yards. I have a friend who shot an African lion with a 62 caliber and it took are of it real quick.big rockpile said:Ah everyone knows Round Ball is just good for Target shooting,not worth a darn for killing anything