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What kind of inline muzzleloader do you have and what's your favorite load(?) for it. Ex. I have a thomson center omega and it shoots great using 2 pyrodex pellets and a 295 grain powerbelt bullet.
 

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My first "birdgun" was a CVA Patriot 45 caliber percussion. It had a short 5 inch barrel. But load that with No. 6 shot and over shot card wads and it was one heck of a trappers bird killer. I carried it on the side of pack basket when trapping. I could reach back over my shoulder and pluck it from the holster whenever a stray partridge would appear.
 

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I use the TC Omega. It's kinda cheatin though I think now because they shoot just like a single shot rifle. Fiber optic sights and the works, never used it in maine but Kansas you can't use scopes on muzzle loaders so it makes it as little more old school I guess. Think I'll use a traditional this year though!
 

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Looking to drop back to 50cal or 45 cal for the wife.........any traditional muzzle stuffers out there? Lyman has the Deerstalker....and T/C has their Hawken..........any suggestion?
 
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Deer Creek makes an underhammer percussion kit, true to the original 1835 patent, that's available in .45 or .50. Two barrel lengths, 26" and 32", 1:66' twist, available "in-the-white" only. Really easy to finish off, around $250 or so. I have a .36 in it and it's a real shooter. Easy to tune the trigger, I have all the details about trigger tuning and will happily let ya in on my "secret" finishing formula :wink: . Let me know.
 

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Hmmm, I wasn't going to post on this thread but someone brought up the .36 cal. While we do own a pair of CVA inlines, I have (passed down from g. g. grandad) an original 1767 or 1787 .36 cal. I was told the "works" was made by a clock maker way back when. Signatures are ingraved in different places too!

Back to the original question, I just stuff a pair of the smokeless black powder 40's or 50 grains, and a 45/50 sabot on top. It shoots both loads with equal accuracy under 100 yards. The CVA may not clean as fast as the others but mine shoots as good as I need to kill deer.
 

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I have never fired the oldie. I would have to take it to a smith to have the bbl 'freshed out' BEFORE I ever thought about shooting it.
 

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i have a CVA Kodiak Pro in 50 cal.. I want to get a Lyman GPR in 50 cal flint lock... i too shoot 295 gr powebelts with 777.. better groups with 100 but she still shoot good with 150.. mfm
 
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