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Capless ignition

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by gnarl, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. gnarl

    gnarl Sequim, WA Member

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    New Sportsman's Guide flyer today; selling a CVA .50 cal BP rifle with "arc" ignition.
    500 shots with one nine-volt battery, trigger contains an switch.
    @ $209.00, I am sorely tempted!
     
  2. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    They are cool just remember you can NOT hunt with them in WA if that was your plan.
     
  3. gnarl

    gnarl Sequim, WA Member

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    I didn't know that!
    What is the state's justification for this ban?
     
  4. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I cant quote the law but you can find it in the hunting pamphlet. It has to do with "non exposed priming systems". This also means that rifles that use 209 primes are not legal either.

    I should clarify my statement a little. You can legally hunt with them in "Modern" season but can not in "Muzzleloading" season.
     
  5. gnarl

    gnarl Sequim, WA Member

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    Ahhh...that makes sense.
    I have a .58 T/C with inline ignition; it is considered a modern firearm as well.
     
  6. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Or Oregon either. In muzzleloading season that is.
     
  7. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't answer that specifically but I think the states' that went to 'Traditional' muzzleloaders (open ignition, cap or flint, loose powder, round balls or conicals) for their ML seasons simply wanted specifically defined equipment and went that route.
     
  8. gnarl

    gnarl Sequim, WA Member

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    I guess that means a fellow can't even use the compressed pellets as propellant during BP season.
     
  9. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Correct. I never understood the compressed pellet concept anyway, other than the convenience but how would you 'fine tune' your loads? Add loose powder above or below the pellet?
     
  10. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    This could have saved the Confederacy... :)
     
  11. gnarl

    gnarl Sequim, WA Member

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    Only if they had a LOT of nine-volt batteries!;)
     
  12. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    The "traditional" (old style) weapon is their excuse for giving BP a longer open season (same with archery, though you don't hear about them banning the new style compound bows???)