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Old April 15, 2013, 10:33 PM   #26
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First off I just think I should say I'd go flint or caplock for your first BP rifle(I'm not much of an inline guy). That doesn't mean you shouldn't go inline. I'm just old school.

I do think .50 cal is a good all around caliber in terms of cost vs fire power vs accuracy. Can't go wrong there.

I also own 8 CVA's, both rifles and pistols. The only ML's I own that will out shoot them are custom made with Green Mountain barrels and they cost substantially more. CVA's not a bad choice.

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Old April 16, 2013, 08:24 AM   #27
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I have both traditional cap lock and inline. I think the inline is better. The cap lock is not as reliable and much more difficult to clean
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Old April 18, 2013, 10:22 AM   #28
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I have an omega z5 in .50 and it works like a champ.
I also use powerbelt bullets, since we can't use sabots to hunt in Colorado, but i found that I had to back off from 105 gr of buckhorn 219 to 95 to get decent groups.
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Old April 18, 2013, 11:24 AM   #29
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6-8" all day long with irons at 100 yards is minute a deer enough for me! Very consistent.

Shooting round balls with patches in that gun is a waste of time.
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Old April 18, 2013, 05:29 PM   #30
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Re: Black powder for deer?

Come on over and check my targets.
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