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A few muzzleloader questions

I live in 5c PA and I was thinking about getting into muzzle loading. I mostly bow hunt even during gun season. I was wondering during shotgun season can I use a muzzle loader or do I have to use a flintlock. I asked some one at the gun shop before and they said I can only hunt with a muzzle loader in a designated area? My question is can I use a primer muzzle loader during shotgun season or only a flintlock?

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Re: A few muzzleloader questions

During the regular Firearms season you can use a in line Muzzleloader.
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But a flintlock can be used in rifle, AND Second Season.

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Re: A few muzzleloader questions

Retired Rusty; not to pick a nit with your post but if by second season you are referring to deer hunting after Christmas then we are in the primitive phase and rifles are restricted to flintlocks only. No caplocks or inlines are permitted.

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Hence the reason I said a flintlock could be used in rifle AND Second Season.

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But a flintlock can be used in rifle, AND Second Season.
Yup! You can use an inline, or flintlock in firearms season, but just a flintlock in the season after christmas.
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But a flintlock can be used in rifle, AND Second Season.
Yup! You can use an inline, or flintlock in firearms season, but just a flintlock in the season after christmas.
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Re: A few muzzleloader questions

See page #11 in your book.5C has extended flintlock season till Jan 24,buck or doe.

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See page #11 in your book.5C has extended flintlock season till Jan 24,buck or doe.
Yea I know but what about inline muzzleloader in sept or when ever it is for doe can you use a flintlock then also or only a inline? I want something that I can use to my advantage I guess I would say more versatile to the hunting seasons. Also can you get a scoped flintlock or are they only iron sights. Also what would be a good cheap flintlock to start out with I want something with a short barrel kind of like a Thompson center fire inline would have?

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Re: A few muzzleloader questions

A Flintlock is allowed during early muzzleloader, rifle, and second season.

During early muzzy and rifle seasons, optics are allowed. During flintlock season, no telescopic (magnified) sights allowed. Peeps are allowed.

For a short barrel "brush gun" size flintlock, I would recommend a Lyman Deerstalker (24") or T/C Renegade (26").

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