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Weatherby Long Range Muzzleloader

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Re: Weatherby Long Range Muzzleloader
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2017, 05:27:29 PM »
I almost had a Vanguard converted to smokeless but a buddy offered me a real good price for it so I didn't do it. So I guess I did come close to having one.
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Re: Weatherby Long Range Muzzleloader
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2017, 08:40:09 AM »
I agree with 257 first post,  I also don't have an issue with muzzle loaders in general .  Long range muzzle loaders imo ought  to be placed in general rifle seasons such as  deer, elk, etc.   Nuisance big game  such as hogs or non game animals I don't have an issue with modern muzzle loaders.  Primitive weapons means Primitive weapons and should be treated accordingly with no unfair advantage given to modern long range muzzle loaders, i.e. scoped, & sabots. We all know modern muzzle loaders have the capability of taking big game at great distance far beyond old school muzzle loaders can do with any consistency or a lot of luck.   Modern muzzle loaders have evolved into not being primitive anymore.   States definitely have their own rules on how to manage wildlife and that's for the most part a good thing,  so what's good back east may not be good in the south west   In my State  archery and muzzle loaders are competing with some of the best  elk hunting  dates ( in the rut ), and I wouldn't have a problem with it if it were primitive muzzle loaders , but long range modern muzzle loaders competing with special archery elk seasons, now who has the advantage between the two ? Our only saving grace on that situation there isn't a lot of tags given out.   The problem the States are paying special attention  to special interest groups with an agenda and it doesn't mean it's in hunters or the animals best interest.
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Re: Weatherby Long Range Muzzleloader
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2017, 03:06:44 PM »
It doesn't matter to me what type of muzzleloader someone uses. I like the caplocks for nostalgia and I keep getting them pretty cheap and in real good condition.
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Re: Weatherby Long Range Muzzleloader
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2017, 05:25:12 PM »
I have a flintlock that I have used on squirrels and completely enjoy it. It has a butt to muzzle full length stock with beautiful wood. I love sitting with my back against a tree with my hands on that finely figured rifle. It is just another reason to be out in the woods in the fall instead of watching tv. I enjoy that rifle equally as well as my synthetic stock,fluted barrel Weatherby ULW. With either rifle I am outdoors.
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Re: Weatherby Long Range Muzzleloader
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2017, 05:30:38 PM »
Been watching for a .32 or .36 that is in "my" price range.
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Re: Weatherby Long Range Muzzleloader
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2019, 10:27:39 AM »
It's coming......

Re: Weatherby Long Range Muzzleloader
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2019, 10:43:23 AM »
Years ago there was a company, Austin Halleck, that made a high end inline muzzle loader which was the model 420 and if memory serves me right they went for around $1,000 or more.  I don't know how far they'd make it in the long range class but they definitely were very good looking rifles with fancy wood stocks.  Unfortunately they went out of business.  I doubt Weatherby would venture into the muzzle loader business because of the lack of demand versus the high price in investment costs to make them.  Here in Pennsylvania you can use inlines with scopes during the early season at the end of October or during the rifle season but in the traditional season after Christmas you're limited to flintlocks with iron sights and even the sights are limited as to what style they can be.
Nothing is better than a Weatherby, big bore magnum, or a Colt.

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Re: Weatherby Long Range Muzzleloader
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2019, 11:55:16 AM »
A long time friend hunts in a shotgun/muzzleloader only area. He uses his scoped muzzleloader for the entire gun season. He seldom fails to take several nice deer. Selling him a high dollar muzzleloader would be next to impossible. He has a new one sitting in his safe that he refuses to use and change his luck. Superstitious? Hell yes!  Never change what works.  :)  Since I hunt hogs that have no season, no weapon limit or limit, there is no point in a muzzleloader for me.

Re: Weatherby Long Range Muzzleloader
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2019, 06:17:13 PM »
Hey guy's that's a pretty old thread and the Reverend is likely a troll. I'm pretty sure his comment has nothing to do with the subject.
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