Knight Bighorn

Knight Rifles produces some of the finest black powder rifles made today and the Knight bighorn is among their best. These rifles even come “Western Ready” able to use three different ignition systems so that they are adaptable and flexible to rules of the state in which you hunt.

The knight bighorn comes with an amazing… Continue reading

Feinstein Assault Weapons Ban – Your Muzzleloader is an assault weapon

Dianne Feinstein introduced her assault weapon ban legislation to the Senate in January. In her legislation, she attempts to define what an assault weapon is. The bill lists several features that she claims describe an assault weapon. The bill goes even further, and this it where it gets troubling for black powder shooters, in that the bill declares any weapon that has even just one of the listed features is to be considered an assault weapon.

One of those features listed is a thumbhole stock. Many modern muzzleloaders have this feature, which is designed to make the rifle more comfortable to hold while shooting.

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The Need To Join The NRA

Now more than ever you need to support the right to own firearms by joining the NRA. Our nation is moving rapidly toward a day when no one will qualify for legal ownership of firearms.

Our Constitution states that only Congress can make new laws and the President either approves or vetoes the laws created by Congress. But President Obama is skirting that responsibility and acting more and more like a dictator by passing executive orders that supersede the will of the American people.

Upon reading these executive orders one can easily see how they can lead to the confiscation of firearms, including muzzleloading firearms.

The National Rifle Association has spent… Continue reading

Gun Safety Tips

1st Commandment of gun safety:
Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.

Gun Safety TipsThe following article appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune on October 6th, 2012.

A teenager injured his leg and hand Thursday evening after his uncle accidentally fired a muzzleloader near him while deer hunting.

A 17-year-old unnamed teen, his father and uncle were driving through Logan Canyon when they spotted several deer near the Boulder Mountain area. The teen and his uncle jumped out of the truck and put primers on their guns, but the deer ran down a ravine, according to a Cache County Sheriff’s Office news release.

The teen walked ahead of his uncle, who Continue reading

Where Can I Buy Guns

Buy Firearms Online

Two of the best places to buy firearms, whether online or in person, is through Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops.

Both stores have a large selection of firearms available. However, only black powder rifles and pistols can be purchased online.

Both stores have great selections of modern inline firearms and antique replicas.

If you’re not familiar with all the changes that have taken place in muzzleloading technology since about the year 2000, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find that… Continue reading

Can a Felon Own A Muzzleloader

Is a muzzleloader considered a firearm

It’s illegal for any convicted felon to possess a firearm, but there seems to be an understandable amount of confusion among those who, in their past, have had run-ins with the law and are now wondering if they can take up hunting by means of a muzzleloader because a muzzleloading rifle is technically not considered a firearm.

However, this designation is not intended for the benefit of the purchaser, but rather, for the benefit of the manufacturer as well as the retailer. The fact that black powder muzzleloading rifles and pistols are not considered firearms means that they can avoid many state and federal regulations. Thus if your grandpa has a woodworking shop… Continue reading

Man Hurt After Rifle Explodes

I’ve often said that the best way to learn is through experience.  But when it comes to safety related issues, I amend my statement by saying “The best way to learn is through other people’s experience.”

The following article is by By George Plaven of The Montana Standard and appeared on October 3rd, 2012

ANACONDA – A 29-year-old Anaconda man was injured late Saturday after the barrel of his 50-caliber black powder rifle exploded, according to police.

Robert Coffey was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle via Life Flight with injuries to his… Continue reading

Black Powder Ammo

Best muzzleloader bullet

To somewhat oversimplify black powder bullets, we can say that they come in two types, round ball and conical bullets. Round balls are exactly as the name describes, lead balls that are round. Conical bullets, however, can come in a myriad of shapes and configurations, from a pure lead conical, to sabot slugs, to PowerBelt bullets.

There are many factors that go into the decision of which muzzleloader bullet to buy for your gun. For example… Continue reading