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    You will like a muzzle-loader, super nice to shoot, lots of fun
    Congrats and enjoy
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    Listen to Mike. I thought you guys were tight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim View Post
    Listen to Mike. I thought you guys were tight!
    Oh I listen to Mike, I just need to be cheap when shooting at the moment, gun show deals and reloading are the way I go for the time being, factory ammo stays on the store shelves.

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    I bought .45 ball for my Kentucky from Rick, he sold me 100 swagged balls for $16. So yes a good deal. Not sure if I would use them for hunting, I guess depending on the game. I prefer a soft lead cast ball for hunting.

    The biggest cost now for ML shooting is the powder...I think I paid around $60 for a lb of BH209....
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    I should also mention Higginson's in Hawksbury sells Hornady bullets for Muzzle Loaders...pretty good prices. They also sell Triple 7 powder there for $32/lb...check the Hornady PDF link at the following link:

    http://www.higginsonpowders.com/pricelists.html

    I think line052 mentioned that you can place orders with them at the Old Co-Op in North Gower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    I bought .45 ball for my Kentucky from Rick, he sold me 100 swagged balls for $16. So yes a good deal. Not sure if I would use them for hunting, I guess depending on the game. I prefer a soft lead cast ball for hunting.

    The biggest cost now for ML shooting is the powder...I think I paid around $60 for a lb of BH209....
    Triple 7 is about the same cost as black, Blackhorn is now $80 / 10oz at Cabelas, I will probably start there for powder, yes it is costly but not as bad as $1.50 a shot for blister pack bullets that are exactly the same as the $0.60 ones if you just buy pistol bullets and sabots.

    Rick will cast soft lead if you ask, he has a .430 mold at 300gr, soft lead and no lube would work just fine, he also has .452 molds for pistol bullets in a sabot as well as 2 different Mini bullets for the 45 for $0.18 each.

    Soft lead and 300gr, beautiful deer medicine I would think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    I should also mention Higginson's in Hawksbury sells Hornady bullets for Muzzle Loaders...pretty good prices. They also sell Triple 7 powder there for $32/lb...check the Hornady PDF link at the following link:

    http://www.higginsonpowders.com/pricelists.html

    I think line052 mentioned that you can place orders with them at the Old Co-Op in North Gower.
    Ya, talk to Gord at the old Co-op, he is a good guy, Wes is pretty good too, he just does not deal with the guns anymore.

    They can get in anything Higginson, a little profit for them but I can check in this week when I stop by there to see what they charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox View Post
    Soft lead and 300gr, beautiful deer medicine I would think.
    Being using just that in those Keith Nose for many years and yes proven to kill deer real good


    Quote Originally Posted by Fox View Post
    They can get in anything Higginson, a little profit for them but I can check in this week when I stop by there to see what they charge.
    Considering a drive to Hawksbury would cost over $20 in gas...anything less is a good deal
    Last edited by MikePal; January 3rd, 2018 at 09:36 AM.
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    Even smoke-less powder prices are going up faster than my income... lol

    Good thing I only use 44gr per shot so it's 1/2 price per-shot compared to the black powder substitutes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bellerivercrossbowhunter View Post
    Even smoke-less powder prices are going up faster than my income... lol

    Good thing I only use 44gr per shot so it's 1/2 price per-shot compared to the black powder substitutes...
    Not actually true, the energy of the substitutes is greater for the same weight, they are less dense. 777 for example is about 75gr by weight for 100gr by volume. So an 80gr by volume load is about 60gr by volume and your can of powder is sold by volume. So, when you compare to smokeless you save about $20 over the entire volume of your powder, Pyrodex is even cheaper, Blackhorn 209 is just god awful expensive, ha ha.

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