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    Default Can you convert a muzzleloading rifle into a shotgun??

    Sorry for the newbie question. As you can probably tell I don't hunt with a muzzleloader but thinking about it in the future.

    Is it just a matter of changing the barrel? Or would you need different guns for rifle and shotgun?

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    Most in-line ML manufacturers also have a 12 ga barrel available for their guns. I did just that with my Traditions Pursuit, the shotgun barrel cost me an extra $200. I have since put away my 'shells' and only hunt the Turkey season with the ML. Great fun.
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    Thanks MP.

    I thought this may be the case but it was not obvious from the manufacturer's websites that a smoothbore could be added to the same setup.


    Thanks for clarifying!

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    I should have added, you pretty much have to deal directly with the manufacture, check their website and sent them an email.
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    Thompon Center Encore has it all. Pricey but multiple selections.

    http://www.tcarms.com/firearms/encore.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigshrimp View Post
    Sorry for the newbie question. As you can probably tell I don't hunt with a muzzleloader but thinking about it in the future.

    Is it just a matter of changing the barrel? Or would you need different guns for rifle and shotgun?
    Mossberg 500 use to have a muzzleloader/shotgun combo. TC Pro hunter can be purchased as a ml and then you can buy a shotgun barrel for it.

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    cva optma and thompson encore series all have center fire and some rim fire options as well .
    Last edited by jim; September 11th, 2012 at 07:24 PM.

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