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Old February 22, 2008, 02:16 PM   #1
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1st Muzzleloader

I am just about an hour away from being the winning bidder on an NEF Huntsman .50 SS M.L. on gunbroker.com.... Fitted with an Optronics 3-9x40 scope.
Can't wait to get it and start shooting.....should I use loose or pellet 777?
Some guys tell me to use loose....some tell me that they only use pellets.
That monster buck had better beware next fall and winter, I am coming. LOL
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Old February 22, 2008, 02:36 PM   #2
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First, understand that I'm very fugile. The inconservative language: I'm cheap.
I can get more bang for my buck by shooting loose powder. On the range, I shoot loose and have hunted with loose before the pellets came out. The biggest advantage I see, is the eas of loading in a hunting enviroment. Then again, I have never timed myself against a pellet shooter or had the need to do so. You will also find that the more shooting you do, the more you will use loose powder. I do a lot of Tradition shooting and you will never find a traditional shooter using pellets. I have observed that In-Liners use more pellets and don't really shoot all that much. My teaching load is 40grns. of 777. My hunting load is usually 95grns. of 777.
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Old February 22, 2008, 04:54 PM   #3
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huntsman

I had one of these guns........very accurate and fun to shoot....I used pellets pirodex........and 295gr power belt bullets...............I use loose powder in my old hawken............
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Old February 22, 2008, 09:27 PM   #4
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This weapon has the front fiber optic sight but the rear sight is missing. Can I buy one to replace the missing one? Where is the best place to search?
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Old February 22, 2008, 11:53 PM   #5
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don`t know on the rear sight but as for loose powder verse`s pellets. my preference is loose. have shot deer out to approx. 120yds. or so using pellets. but for serious fine tuning a load for your m/l., loose for me. as Pahoo stated more traditional shooters tend to stick with loose as it would be hard to get a 95grn. load out of pellets. experimenting with loads is half the fun
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Old February 23, 2008, 12:11 PM   #6
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I would give Lyman Product a phone call for your sight as they make a bunch of replacement sights, domestic and european. Great folks to work with.
http://www.lymanproducts.com/lymanproducts/index.htm
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Old February 23, 2008, 12:57 PM   #7
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cheaperthandirt.com may have the rear sight for that rifle, scaryfordman
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Old February 25, 2008, 10:08 AM   #8
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sights

go to marlinfirearms.com they have a link for H&R on there you can find the sights there, or just buy a scope.....the scope mount for that particuler gun is the same one for a ruger redhawk if you can't find the one for it...
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Old February 28, 2008, 04:44 PM   #9
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Front loader should be here tomorrow. I bought American Pioneer FFG pre-measured 100 gr charges, 245gr powerbelts, and triple7 209's.
Can't wait to make some smoke.
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