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First Muzzleloader Elk

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by joken, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    ELK.JPG Great fun
     
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    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    Awesome. What caliber?
     
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  3. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    .50 cal, .385 grain Hornady Plains bullet over 110gr FF . A young tasty cow. Thanks, Ken
     
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  4. toadfish

    toadfish vancouver,wa Member

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    Great job !!!!
    I've been hunting muzzy about 9 years now,and love the fact that there are a lot less hunters out there.
    and I've also taken 4 Elk with my TC 50 cal.
     
  5. 2506

    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    Yup, next year I'm going with a 50 cal for elk. Just have to keep my powder dry...
     
  6. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    It's a lot of fun if you can draw a tag, but frustrating when you see a animal that would be an easy kill with a center fire rifle and out of range with the ML.
     
  7. nextgenar

    nextgenar roseburg Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's awesome! Good shooting
     
  8. 2506

    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know of a good place to buy a used muzzleloader near Lincoln City?
     
  9. scrandall01215

    scrandall01215 Washougal,WA Well-Known Member

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    And percussion cap if your using a traditional!
    Stacy
     
  10. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Lots of guns out there from flintlock up. I shoot a Remington 700 and it is danged accurate. Be real anal about cleaning, and practice a lot. These rifles can be found for $350 or less and a lot less if you get lucky. Pull the breech plug and check the bore. If there is any pitting don't buy it.
     
  11. 2506

    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if that's legal in Washington. Somebody smarter than me should chime in.
    From the regs:
    Muzzleloading firearms must be wheel lock, matchlock, flintlock, or percussion lock.

    A percussion lock firearm must use original-style percussion caps that fit on the nipple and are exposed to the weather. “Exposed to the weather” means the percussion cap or the frizzen must be visible and cannot be covered or enclosed by an integral part of the weapon proper.
     
  12. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You mean a rifle like this?

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  13. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Funny, when hunting this year I say moccasin tracks. I thought it was probably a injun's. No serirously, but maybe it was you!
     
  14. RW-Ore

    RW-Ore Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Good job Joken
    I'm proud of you
     
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    toadfish vancouver,wa Member

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    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Sweet, but don't make it sound too easy because it isn't.
     
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  17. 23Bandit

    23Bandit Aloha, OR Active Member

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    Meat in the freezer!:)
     
  18. 2gr8dgs

    2gr8dgs oregon Active Member

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    Congratulations to the both of you!
     
  19. toadfish

    toadfish vancouver,wa Member

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    Thanks !
     
  20. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    using what load??