Elephant Hunt with Muzzle Loader
This is a discussion on Elephant Hunt with Muzzle Loader within the Muzzleloaders & Black Powder forums, part of the Firearms & Ammunition category; Quinn, Way too much misinformation, disinformation and incorrect or baseless assumptions in this thread to adequately refute in one reply. ...
08-10-2013, 02:28 PM #21
Quinn, Way too much misinformation, disinformation and incorrect or baseless assumptions in this thread to adequately refute in one reply. Please read my email to you, subject line: Smokeless muzzleloading.
08-10-2013, 02:36 PM #22
08-10-2013, 02:48 PM #23
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My two cents: I don't believe muzzleloaders should be shooting smokeless powder, it defeats the purpose.
And I do hate crossbow hunters hunting achery season unless they have a disability.
And any 375 H&H and up is a smart idea for BIG GAME.
08-10-2013, 03:13 PM #24
08-10-2013, 03:33 PM #25
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Not to beat a dead horse. We all have our opinions here and probably will not change each others here.
The original question was can a muzzle loader be capable of taking an Elephant? I'd say yes. With a smokeless powder gun it wouldn't be a problem for the weapon.
From what I understand. primitive weapons season is to give the bow hunters and BP guys a fair chance at game before they become ultra alert as deer do as the season goes on. Realistically a 100 to 150 yd shot is a long shot with a T/C Hawken. 60 to 80 is extreme for a compound bow. (I know their are master marksmen who can make longer shots) If you bring in smokeless rifles where 200 and 250+ are realistic kill ranges , why even have a primitive season? That being said "I'd still love to have a ..50 cal Double rifle muzzleloader that would use smokeless powder."A.Sharpe
I ruin perfectly good steel.
08-10-2013, 04:34 PM #26
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