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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-19-2013, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Choosing an Inline (or vs. Flintlock)

So we have a possibility of having to move to Ohio this coming summer. Rather bittersweet as we are Pennsylvanians and think we have some of the best hunting around here in PA. But it is what it is.

Anyway after finding out that OH does not allow modern rifles for deer and their slug gun season is only 1 week I think I need to pick up a muzzleloader. However I have no clue where to begin in picking one out. I'm looking for a something reliable, but that also won't break the bank.

Any help for this muzzleloading newbie? Thanks guys.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-19-2013, 02:02 PM
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Re: Choosing an Inline (or vs. Flintlock)

You need to do some soul searching because you are the only one who can advise.

Ask yourself, are you in it for the hunt...or are you in it for the sport. Choose accordingly.
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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-19-2013, 04:32 PM
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Re: Choosing an Inline (or vs. Flintlock)

Do they have extra muzzle loading seasons? What are the regs and rifle restrictions?

Do you plan to come back to hunt in PA?



I archery hunt...I flintlock hunt...come rifle season 99% of the time I have a rifle in my hand...I love hunting...I'm pretty proficient with the flintlock and the bow...but come rifle season I'm taking the rifle and getting the highest hand I can...

To each his own...I have carried the flintlock in rifle season..


If they allow in lines in the slug season...plus have a inline season....I'd start out with a pretty nice inline...scoped if legal...I wouldn't feel handicapped by only having 1 shot...eventually I may put together a nice slug gun...

Depends how their seasons and regs are..

Most in lines are pretty dang reliable and can shoot really well...
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-19-2013, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Choosing an Inline (or vs. Flintlock)

At least for the near future, PA hunting would be unlikely. It'll either be in Cincinnati (too far) or Cleveland and I'll be a Pediatrics resident (not much time). I'll definitely be picking up a slug barrel for my turkey gun, but with the only 1 week season and being a resident I may not be able to get off to work during the slug gun season.

They do also have a muzzleloader only season (either flintlock or inline) Any recommendations on decent inlines for a newbie?
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-19-2013, 10:03 PM
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Re: Choosing an Inline (or vs. Flintlock)

I shoot a Remington 700ML and a Savage 10ML. These both feel and shoot like any of their centerfire cousins. The Remington 700ML is no longer made, but they show up for sale quite regularly in the $250-$350 range. The Remington is very user friendly for a beginner. Lots of good hunting opportunities in Ohio, AND we hunt on Sundays.(Sorry, couldn't help myself)
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I'd look for a used T/C Omega. You can probably pick one up for less than $300.

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I got a TC Impact this past summer for a little over $200 online. Shoots great and I'd recommend it for the money.
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Re: Choosing an Inline (or vs. Flintlock)

TC Omega, Triumph and Impact all good quality inlines. All three owned by family members. I have an Encore but they are getting pricey. Good Luck!!
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Re: Choosing an Inline (or vs. Flintlock)

There are too many good inlines out there to count.'i have owned a few different brands over the years and have settled on the knight line of muzzleloaders. I own 2 one a 50 cal disk rifle and the other is the "grandaddy" a mk85 in .54 cal. Both are tack drivers and "very" dependable. Both are built tough as nails.

I would deffinately go with 209 ignition, this is mostly common now anyways, and if you do your part in keeping them clean and maitained, just about any will serve your purposes.
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Re: Choosing an Inline (or vs. Flintlock)

I don't know what they cost but those hammer less ones look good. No noise.
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