Anybody have exsperience's with tradition's black powder rifles?

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  1. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

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    I'm in need of a black powder rifle, my mom said she will buy me one as a gift. Black powder deer season is in full swing and I have the itch to get out hunting.

    I got the cabelas add the other day and they have traditions black powder rifles for around 125$$. I'm not trying to break the bank on this purchase, I just need a decent rifle to fit the job.

    Any reccomendations??
     
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    I bought the Pursuit LT about 6 years ago for my first ML. I spent the first summer working up loads for it, finaly I got a 3 shot group with all holes touching. Now 6 years later using the same load I'm getting 3in groups. I shoot it ALOT. If ML season has already started in your area then you might be behind the ball. It takes a few trips to the range to find the right powder/bullet combo. Mine shoots best with 90gr loose 777, and 300gr barns MZ expanders. The more powder I use the bigger the groups get. Good luck.
     

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    I've got the pursuit LT accelerator. The breech plug screw out, to make it easy to clean.

    Works fine.

    What's not to like? Buy one and start.
     
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    Yes, get one in stainless.
     
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    Do they have them in stainless? Mine is nickel.
     
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    Sure they do (Vortek :drool:), though not the Timber Ridge model he's looking at. Not a bad first ML to learn the basics. Stainless just makes clean-up a bit easier.
     
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    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    My first black powder rifle was a Traditions. They've improved alot since then. They make a good gun.
     
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    I've had mine since about 2000.
    Love it, fairly easy to load, shoot accurately and clean. Once you learn a few tricks.