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landman
03-25-2009, 12:29 PM
Sometimes I think it might be fun to get a muzzleloader shotgun and then hunt pheasants with it. Has anyone tried this and what are your experiences? Anyone else thought about trying it?

LM

Hub
03-25-2009, 08:59 PM
I borrowed a muzzleloading shotgun from a buddy, but sadly it was stocked more like a rifle than a shotgun and I wasn't able to shoot it very well. I've been eyeing some of the double barrel black powders at Cabelas. I think it would be a blast to chase some roosters in a cloud of smoke.

moellermd
03-26-2009, 02:22 PM
I have also thought about doing this. Looking forward to hearing from people who have tried it.

landman
03-26-2009, 02:55 PM
I have also thought about doing this. Looking forward to hearing from people who have tried it.

I am looking forward to some real-life experiences hunting pheasants with the muzzleloader. One of the concerns I have is whether there is a fire danger from shooting one in CRP or should a person avoid those areas while hunting. Maybe there isn't any difference between shooting a modern shotgun and a muzzleloader as far as fire danger is concerned. Otherwise I'm ready to give it a try.

Might scare the crap out of the dog - another concern.

LM

Hub
03-27-2009, 08:30 AM
While I've never hunted pheasants with a black powder, I did shoot some clays. Besides the smoke I couldn't see any difference between it and a regular shotgun. I was using plastic wads and triple 7 powder. It patterned beautifully. I wouldn't think it would cause any more fire danger than a regular shotgun shell.