The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Hunt

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 15, 2013, 10:33 PM   #26
Senior Member
Join Date: February 18, 2013
Location: closer than you think
Posts: 967
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.

The number one cause of death in the 20th century. 290,000,000 citizens were first disarmed and then murdered by their own governments. This number does not include those killed in war.
We're from the government, we're here to help
Boomer58cal is offline  
Old April 16, 2013, 08:24 AM   #27
TX Hunter
Senior Member
Join Date: February 11, 2010
Location: East Texas USA
Posts: 1,805
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
TX Hunter is offline  
Old April 18, 2013, 10:22 AM   #28
Senior Member
Join Date: June 9, 2010
Location: live in a in a house when i'm not in a tent
Posts: 2,078
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.
I'm right about the metric system 3/4 of the time.
doofus47 is offline  
Old April 18, 2013, 11:24 AM   #29
Join Date: September 12, 2012
Posts: 36
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.
tnelson31 is offline  
Old April 18, 2013, 05:29 PM   #30
Join Date: April 8, 2012
Location: Locke, NY
Posts: 76
Re: Black powder for deer?

Come on over and check my targets.
cdmckane is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.04983 seconds with 7 queries