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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 01-04-2018, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Opinions Anyone ?

I was lucky enough to win a TC Triumph "in-line" 50 Cal this past year. I decided to mount a scope on it as well.

Where I am looking for opinions is about its limited applications, early season and doe only.

Crossbow users have the luxury of being used in any of the Archery or firearms seasons, but the in-line cannot be used during muzzle-loader and the scope is illegal in the late season as well.

For the same reasons crossbows have been adopted shouldn't the same hold true for in-lines and optics ?

Not trying to start a war, just wondering what peoples thoughts are. If I had not won the gun I would have never given it any thought, taking the cash seemed silly because once its spent its gone, the gun will last a lifetime and lets me spend more time in the outdoors :-)
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post #2 of 49 (permalink) Old 01-04-2018, 01:00 PM
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You can use an inline in the early muzzleloader season. You can also hunt with it in the regular firearms season.
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As far as hunting in PA goes, a scoped inline may be used to hunt deer three weeks out of the season. Inlines are legal one week in the early antlerless only muzzleloader season and in the two week firearm season. Many hunters spend a great deal of money on their scoped deer rifle which can only be used during the two week firearm season so I look at the ability to use the inline an additional week for the early antlerless muzzleloader season as a bonus. I see the point you are making about crossbows being legal in all archery seasons vs. limitations on the inline though. I believe in the future it is likely we may see expanded opportunities for inline hunters, but also hope PA always keeps some type of traditional flintlock only season as this is something very unique to our state. I own an inline as well and have a blast shooting it and hunting with it. Good luck in your pursuit of muzzleloading!
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Yeah I think you have your regs messed up. You can use an inline during the early doe muzzle season and all of rifle. You can't use it in the late flintlock season just because it's an inline...so even if it didn't have the scope you still couldn't use it.


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I'm not sure I understand the need to bring crossbows into your question, but I'll take the bait.
There is a big difference between the effective range of a crossbow vs. an inline muzzle loader.

As others have mentioned, you may use an inline in the October early doe season and during rifle season.
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What I'm getting out of your post is; why aren't inlines allowed in the Flintlock season? The answer is quite simple, they aren't a flintlock.
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What I'm getting out of your post is; why aren't inlines allowed in the Flintlock season? The answer is quite simple, they aren't a flintlock.
I know, right?
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[QUOTE=Findmeinthewoods;2914954]I'm not sure I understand the need to bring crossbows into your question,[QUOTE]

He's been readin' too many Curley posts?
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post #9 of 49 (permalink) Old 01-04-2018, 03:19 PM
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I believe you can use an inline during the 2 week Flintlock season but only in the SRA Counties, such as Allegheny and those on the eastern side of the state that incorporate the use of slug guns along with early Muzzleloader in Oct. and the 2 week deer season.


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I understand when I can use the gun, what I dont understand is why it isnt legal during the late season as well as the optic not being legal. Just as compounds and now crossbows have changed Archery hunting, why not allow inlines and optics during muzzleloader ? Its the build a "better mousetrap".
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