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just bought my first muzzleloader. need info

Never shot a muzzleloader before but I know how they work I just don't know specifics on what I should use and all that. I bought a used cva .50 caliber flintlock. completely new to this so any information is great. Thanks!
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Re: just bought my first muzzleloader. need info

Decide if you wanna use real black powder or synthetic. I prefer real black powder in my flinters . Also you'll wanna try some diff loads. Def try a patched round ball, but give the power belts a try too. Make sure you have all the accessories, a powder measure, cleaning mag, ball pulled, solvents, lube such as Bore Butter, picks, patches, primer flask, speed loaders for charges, and of course a pack or possibles bag if you're going traditional. Most folks here are more than happy to help so ask lots of questions. Good luck and have fun!
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Re: just bought my first muzzleloader. need info

its a flintlock, black powder is the only choice in this case.

what model cva is it?
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Re: just bought my first muzzleloader. need info

hopefully you can hook up with someone close by to help you get started. also, welcome to the flintlock world!
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An enjoyable and informative outing to get you off on the right foot would be to visit Dixon's Muzzleloading Shop near Kempton, PA., in northeast Berks County. Take along your rifle, and Greg Dixon or his dad, Chuck, who is now retired, will spend as much time as needed to supply you with the essentials of feeding and cleaning the flintlock.

Welcome to this unique aspect of muzzleloading. You are in for quite a ride!

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I see you're from York. May also want to visit Cabin Creek Muzzleloading in Hallam. They are a high end custom flintlock rifle builder, but they can answer any questions you have and get you outfitted as well. Great guys and beautiful guns.
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Great advice.I would recommend to go all traditional with real black powder and patched round balls to learn and understand true flintlock mechanics.Then once you understand the fundlementals and get more comfortable then you can experiment with other methods.
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Re: just bought my first muzzleloader. need info

From York County, there is a muzzleloader club in SE york county, The Tomahawks, that meet just off Pickle Road a few miles from New Bridgeville, Their shoots are the third Sunday of the month, but they have a two day match coming up the third June 20, 21 & 22. It is a small friendly crowd and nearly anyone there will give you a hand.

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Re: just bought my first muzzleloader. need info

What Zimmerstutzen said. Many of us will be there all weekend for the Rondy, and you are welcome to stop in any time. Lots of great folks, all who would love to help you get off to a great start. Hope to see you there!!

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Sounds great,I wish it was on my end of the state.
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