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    Interesting Muzzleloader Article

    "What has happened to the muzzleloading industry?"... I thought this article was interesting. What do you think?



    http://www.namlhunt.com/mlindustry.html

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    I liked the article and there is a ton of truth.

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    A great refs and an interesting perspective , one with a lot of truth too it.

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    The history of the in-line muzzleloader introduction was very controversal. I can remember the law suits that almost happenened to get pressure on states to accept the in-lines. As soon as some states accepted them, other states went along and the market went thru the roof for in-lines. The one thing I don't understand is the argument to use a scoped muzzleloader. I think if you want to use a scope on your firearm then shoot a rifle. I understand vision impaired hunters arguments but I don't agree with states handing out special permits. Just my take.

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    I don't use a scope on a muzzleloader either and would never want too. Opinions on this vary and it's a personal decision/ choice (If it's legal). It doesn't bother me if someone else wants to though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoHiCntry View Post
    I don't use a scope on a muzzleloader either and would never want too. Opinions on this vary and it's a personal decision/ choice (If it's legal). It doesn't bother me if someone else wants to though.
    Even if you were making a move on the same animal ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKC View Post
    Even if you were making a move on the same animal ?
    Well... never thought about that, Lol! Doubt I'll ever have to worry about it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKC View Post
    I understand vision impaired hunters arguments but I don't agree with states handing out special permits. Just my take.
    Do you think 1x scopes should be legal across the board then?

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    no. I think the object of a muzzleloader is to hunt with some link to the past but scopes take away from that. I know in-lines are not weapons that we associate with the past but they are here and they still qualify as a muzzle loader. I guess it is much like what a compound bow is to traditional archery?

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    I look at muzzleloaders limiting factor across the board is distance. One can only see so far with open sights. I don't think sabots, 209 primers nor any powder can make you shoot better better beyond. Though I've never tried a 1x scope but I don't think it would give one an advantage above 200 yards. It might give the guy with bad eyesight a better shot out to 150 though and let's face it, a lot of the muzzleloader hunters are in the older generation. I think that will help them out and might boost interest in muzzleloaders if they could shoot a little farther. I'm with Toby, anything that can help you accurately kill an animal within range is a good humane thing. What I don't want to see is every state make that range on par with rifles. I like the variety we have now

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