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Hunting is a sport that involves the use of firearms or other weapons such as archery equipment and other primitive equipment in the pursuit of wild animals or birds. It also can describe any activity that employs the use of these weapons for target shooting purposes, but is usually reserved for the pursuit and taking of wild game with weapons. Hunting is the primary means by which animal populations are kept within humane and manageable limits by the harvesting of a suitable percentage of the population to maintain a viable and healthy census of wildlife. Overpopulation results in disease, starvation, nuisance infiltration and unwanted human interaction. Hunting is an extremely important economical consideration as well as for game management purposes.

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Posted In Evolution and Historical Overview on Thursday, October 18th 2018
The modern muzzleloader has its history beginning in Portugal during the 1400’s with a weapon called the matchlock.
Posted In Evolution and Historical Overview on Thursday, October 18th 2018
The blunderbuss is a weapon that was developed around the turn of the 17th century and was, for the times, a deadly and feared weapon
Posted In Evolution and Historical Overview on Thursday, October 18th 2018
Gradually, rifles appeared with cylindrical barrels cut with helical grooves,...
Posted In Inline Muzzleloading on Saturday, October 20th 2018
Minute of angle, or MOA, generally refers to the predicted relative accuracy of the weapon used with identical loads with a consistent hold at a specific distance.
Posted In Inline Muzzleloading on Saturday, October 20th 2018
The problem with sabots is that they are sold as .50 caliber or .58 caliber and people simply assume that means they will fit their .50 or .58 caliber gun.
Posted In Inline Muzzleloading on Saturday, October 20th 2018
There are many powders and pellets that can be used to develop the best performing combination in your particular weapon.
Posted In Inline Muzzleloading on Friday, October 19th 2018
There is little doubt as to the advantages using a sabot bullet provides the muzzleloader.
Posted In Inline Muzzleloading on Friday, October 19th 2018
Muzzleloaders have been around for a long time.
Posted In Inline Muzzleloading on Friday, October 19th 2018
Keeping the bore of a muzzleloader clean is probably the most important thing the shooter can do both for maintenance and accuracy with his weapon
Posted In Inline Muzzleloading on Thursday, October 18th 2018
Muzzleloaders are not generally considered the long range weapons that require a scope to bring out the best of its capabilities.
Posted In Inline Muzzleloading on Sunday, October 14th 2018
While there are those who are bound and determined to see just how far they can shoot, there is also the consideration of the ethical nature of that decision.
Posted In Muzzleloading Basics on Saturday, October 20th 2018
Smokeless powders have very distinctive characteristics that make them the propellant of choice in the world of modern day muzzleloaders
Posted In Muzzleloading Basics on Saturday, October 20th 2018
It’s difficult to not define the best muzzleloader bullet for deer hunting as the one that hits a vital zone with sufficient energy to cause significant damage and be done with it.
Posted In Muzzleloading Basics on Friday, October 19th 2018
While there are many ways to go when it comes to the type of propellant you could use...
Posted In Muzzleloading Basics on Thursday, October 18th 2018
There has been a basic comparison if the competency of muzzleloaders to centerfire rifles that will state their efficiency in terms most hunters can understand.
Posted In Sabots and Balls on Saturday, October 20th 2018
No two sabots are created the same no matter what the manufacturer tells you.
Posted In Sabots and Balls on Saturday, October 20th 2018
Sabot has become as common a word in the muzzleloader world as Ford is to automobiles.
Posted In Sabots and Balls on Saturday, October 20th 2018
When it comes to muzzleloader components and bullets in particular, no name is as familiar as is Barnes.
Posted In Sabots and Balls on Friday, October 19th 2018
One of the biggest issues with sabots is not when they leave the bore and head downrange
Posted In Sabots and Balls on Friday, October 19th 2018
Ok, so it’s another one of THOSE questions, what’s the best big game bullet you can fire out of a muzzleloader?
Posted In Sabots and Balls on Friday, October 19th 2018
While conical bullets for muzzleloaders offer more knockdown power than any other kind of bullets for black powder, they aren’t without their drawbacks
Posted In Black Powder Ballistics on Saturday, October 20th 2018
The concept of the “ideal” bullet is as assumption of conditions, animal, range, velocity, caliber, expansion capabilities, accuracy and even more variables if you really want to consider them all.
Posted In Black Powder Ballistics on Saturday, October 20th 2018
Whereas centerfire rifles are fairly simple to shoot with relatively dependable accuracy using factory ammunition, the muzzleloader is a horse of a different color.
Posted In Black Powder Ballistics on Saturday, October 20th 2018
The tendency for shooters to think that muzzle velocity has a significant impact on the point of impact down range.
Posted In Black Powder Ballistics on Saturday, October 20th 2018
Muzzleloaders have been around longer than any other type of firearm.
Posted In Black Powder Ballistics on Saturday, October 20th 2018
While there are those who might consider this a valuable piece of information to have tucked away in their brain, it made me wonder what kind of mind truly needs to know this.
Posted In Black Powder Ballistics on Friday, October 19th 2018
One of the contributing factors to penetration on game animals by bullets is that of sectional density.
Posted In Black Powder Ballistics on Friday, October 19th 2018
Muzzleloaders have basically three aspects that combine the “load”.
Posted In Black Powder Ballistics on Friday, October 19th 2018
As much as we would like to think the muzzleloader is a 7mm or 30-06 when it comes to range, it’s just not going to happen.
Posted In Black Powder Ballistics on Sunday, October 14th 2018
Muzzleloader projectiles are basically offered in three styles for consideration.
Posted In Black Powder Calibers on Saturday, October 20th 2018
There is a lot of ongoing hype between .45 and .50 caliber preferences
Posted In Black Powder Calibers on Saturday, October 20th 2018
Muzzleloaders are an exciting way to both extend your hunting season and test your skills as a marksman on a “primitive” level with a wide variety of game
Posted In Black Powder Calibers on Friday, October 19th 2018
While the world of blackpowder seems to be heading towards a focus on the .45 and .50 caliber and other more popular muzzleloaders
Posted In Black Powder Calibers on Tuesday, October 16th 2018
While there are definitely faster and more pleasurable muzzleloaders to shoot all day long practicing, when it comes to sheer in your face power, the .58 caliber stands alone.
Posted In Black Powder Clubs on Saturday, October 20th 2018
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Posted In Black Powder Clubs on Saturday, October 20th 2018
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Posted In Black Powder Clubs on Saturday, October 20th 2018
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Posted In Black Powder Clubs on Saturday, October 20th 2018
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Posted In Black Powder Clubs on Saturday, October 20th 2018
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Posted In Black Powder Clubs on Saturday, October 20th 2018
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Posted In Black Powder Clubs on Saturday, October 20th 2018
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Posted In Black Powder Clubs on Saturday, October 20th 2018
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Posted In Black Powder Clubs on Friday, October 19th 2018
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Posted In Black Powder Clubs on Friday, October 19th 2018
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Posted In Black Powder Clubs on Friday, October 19th 2018
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Posted In Black Powder Clubs on Friday, October 19th 2018
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Posted In Black Powder Clubs on Thursday, October 18th 2018
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Posted In Black Powder Clubs on Thursday, October 18th 2018
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Posted In Black Powder Clubs on Thursday, October 18th 2018
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Posted In Black Powder Clubs on Thursday, October 18th 2018
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Posted In Black Powder Clubs on Thursday, October 18th 2018
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