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Weatherby smoke poles
« on: October 08, 2017, 08:02:54 PM »
Lot's of folks hunt with smoke poles so has Weatherby thought about tapping into this market?


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Re: Weatherby smoke poles
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2017, 04:38:11 AM »
I don't think so and doubt they would.  There was a company that made high end inline muzzle loaders, Austin Hallock, but they went out of business.
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Re: Weatherby smoke poles
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2017, 07:14:37 AM »
It's been mentioned here in the past, but I agree with Chris it would be very surprising to see Weatherby come out with a muzzleloader.
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Re: Weatherby smoke poles
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2017, 08:00:05 AM »
Too late to get into that game, but I don't think Weatherby has ever given it a thought. Most of the classic muzzleloader styles have already been reproduced, so building something that would appeal to  "all" hunters/shooters in order to be a success, along with developing the unique Weatherby brand muzzleloader ammunition would be way more than they could handle as a small company.(comparatively speaking) I agree with Chris and Blackbear3, theres just nothing to be gained by simply slapping the Weatherby name on a copycat muzzleloader.
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Re: Weatherby smoke poles
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2017, 02:01:18 PM »
I have no interest in a muzzle loader. There is no advantage for me to have one since I only hunt hogs on private property, any center fire is a legal weapon.  :)

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Re: Weatherby smoke poles
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2017, 06:59:08 PM »
I don't think so and doubt they would.  There was a company that made high end inline muzzle loaders, Austin Hallock, but they went out of business.
I believe these were on Howa actions if I remember right.
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Re: Weatherby smoke poles
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2017, 07:01:52 PM »
Everyone know I would like it. Smokeless will have a market for a longtime. Thats because you could still use black powder if your state requires it. My state like many others when itís Muzzleloading season we can use anything that is a muzzleloader.
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Re: Weatherby smoke poles
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2017, 04:36:19 AM »
I initially didn't think there was much merit to this idea, then I looked at the Austin & Halleck muzzleloader mentioned above. Those are incredible and appear to be made on a Howa 1500 (Vanguard) action.

I can't see why this couldn't be offered at least through the custom shop. I would try to copy the Remington 700 Ultimate Muzzleloader ignition system and marry it to the Vanguard action.

I think this is a good idea...
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Re: Weatherby smoke poles
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2017, 05:14:15 AM »
They should have accuired Austin & Halleck when they went under. Knight & Hale did nice inlunes and dropped the whole line. There had to be good reason.
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Re: Weatherby smoke poles
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2017, 07:39:35 AM »
If they would I would buy one.
So if EVER this is an idea keep me and and a couple others in mind Weatherby. And Huntnmachine also :)
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Re: Weatherby smoke poles
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2017, 08:21:38 AM »
I think the major reason Austin & Hallock went under was there wasn't much of a market for a high grade muzzle loader that ran around $1,000.  I'm not sure if it was built on a Howa action or not so I can't comment on that.
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Re: Weatherby smoke poles
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2017, 05:07:04 PM »
That is a great looking muzzle loader, but I doubt I'd want to pay $1000 for one.   :(

Re: Weatherby smoke poles
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2017, 05:13:38 PM »
If it had that Mark V look it would sell.

Re: Weatherby smoke poles
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2017, 06:16:06 PM »
You could do the same muzzleloader with a composite stock and reduce the price to around $600-$700. If Remington is marketing one, there must be a demand.
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