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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-29-2019, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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210 Grains huh?

I was just thinking about the up coming elk permit drawing and was looking through the regs and for the first time noticed that a muzzle loader must be shooting a projectile of at least 210 grains. My 490 balls for my 50 cal flintlock are only 177 Grains. This is terrible. I'm going to have to buy another flintlock. A 54 cal. flintlock. Yeah, I know I could just get myself some powerbelts or some maxi hunters. But my wife doesn't know that.

Wonder whats up over at Dixie gun works.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-29-2019, 12:46 PM
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First I ever thought about that.....a 50 cal rb not being legal for elk! A .530 54 rb will weigh around 225. Or of course...you could get yourself a 45 lb bow as they're legal for PA Elk!! lol
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heck you might as well just go to a 324 gr rb in a .62 cal
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I think Todd Plank here took an elk with his flinter. Not sure if it was a 50 or 54 but sorta remember he was using conicals not round balls?
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A .50 cal PA Conical is, I believe, 240 grains. Not quite round...…...a whisker non-traditional...……...but would very likely put 2 holes in an elk about the same as it does a whitetail.

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Wonder if the PGC will reconsider the muzzleloader 210 grain restriction when they rule on the 27 cf caliber??

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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-29-2019, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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heck you might as well just go to a 324 gr rb in a .62 cal

All kidding aside, that BP, has been seriously considered. Tough find in left hand through.

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I don't put in for the Elk hunt BUT I do have a TC Big Boar 58 cal that would work with RB's.

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I don't put in for the Elk hunt BUT I do have a TC Big Boar 58 cal that would work with RB's.

I'm just curious, what made you buy that 58 cal? Going for moose or big bear?

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All kidding aside, that BP, has been seriously considered. Tough find in left hand through.
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