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PostSubject: Couple of new question from a newbie   December 16th 2013, 6:24 pm

Ok  awhile back when I was considering getting into muzzleloading I was looking at Knight rifles but they were not available. They had stopped production now it looks like they are back in business? If so what are your thoughts on the bighorn western edition.

Second question has to do with using pellets in front of a #11 percussion cap. I saw or read something about pre-loading with 10 grains of triple f ahead of two 50 grain pellets would that work? Or would that exceed pressure limits of the rifle?

Thanks for your thoughts.

ps: still himming and hawing about which rifle to go with between the Lyman GPH, Traditions Vorteck, Evolution, and now the Knight Bighorn if its available.
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PostSubject: Re: Couple of new question from a newbie   December 16th 2013, 7:08 pm

If you're going to load loose powder and then a pellet, just stick to loose powder, you'll love the advantages it gives you over pellets. Pellets are over priced and do not let you fine tune your loads, they also suck up moisture like crazy. I had 2 packages of the T7 pellets and within a year and a half, they were no good to use. Loose powder! You will not regret it.

Nothing wrong with the bighorn, it will fit the rules in your state very well. Conicals or sabots, shouldnt be a problem.
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PostSubject: Re: Couple of new question from a newbie   December 16th 2013, 7:17 pm

You need an open breech right? The Bighorn is a good choice. Green Mountain barrel. Good adjustable trigger. Good shooting gun, and made in the US.

Ditch the pellet idea.

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PostSubject: Re: Couple of new question from a newbie   December 16th 2013, 7:36 pm

Thanks. Think I have it now, "ditch the pellets' drove it home. I was thinking loose would allow tweaking the load easier.

 Yeah, Washington state is very restrictive, flint, matchlock, musket cap or#11 percussion exposed to the elements.


That Made in the U.S.A. swung the vote. Looks like a Knight is in my future.
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