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Need Help With My New Muzzleloader ?

Postby johnny j » Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:39 am

My son gave me a 45 Cal. muzzle loader for my birthday . H&R Huntsman. It is new and never been shot. I don't have an owner's manual for it but have been told I can get a rifle barrel or shotgun barrel for it.
Has anyone tried the new stuff for loading the muzzle loader Pyrodex Pellets ,Sabot, Hornady Bullets. I know nothing about this muzzle loader. Any help would be appreciated or any info . I will try to get a photo of it today and post it .
Thanks Johnny J
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Re: Need Help With My New Muzzleloader ?

Postby Virginia Mike » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:18 am

I have had several Huntsmans. Yes, you can get a shotgun barrel, but it is a muzzle loading barrel, not for cartridges. They haven't made these for a while.
.You will be told the story of the breech plug blowing out, don't beleave it. Just open carefully in the event of a hang-fire.
IIRC the .45 is a 1:48 twist, a little slow for the sabot, but fine for round ball, or Lee R.E.A.L. bullets.
It should do fine with pellets.
The extendable ram-rod is a little weak, be careful with it.
.The ones I had were very accurate. At the time, Virginia did not allow in-line for hunting, so I sold mine.
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Re: Need Help With My New Muzzleloader ?

Postby johnny j » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:48 pm

Thanks Mike lot of good info.I am still hoping for a owners manual.Sold my 58 Cal. to Yogie. It weighed 25 30 lbs. Was expecting to hear from him on my new H&R Huntsman.
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Re: Need Help With My New Muzzleloader ?

Postby Former Member » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:48 pm

I am sure Yogie will chime in after work or late tonight when he gets on the computer. He loves his firepower. :big afro:
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Re: Need Help With My New Muzzleloader ?

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:21 pm

Contact H&R. They should give you one. Product liability laws require it, I think.

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Re: Need Help With My New Muzzleloader ?

Postby johnny j » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:14 am

Thanks DON. Found Three dealer's close by. Muzzle Loader season is just around the corner.I was going to give it up when I sold old Bettys to Yogie. But I got the bug.
Deer got into my corn,tomatoes, beets, green peppers,Etc. They have all most wiped out my watermelons. Thanks again Johnny J
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Re: Need Help With My New Muzzleloader ?

Postby Former Member » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:52 am

johnny j wrote:Deer got into my corn,tomatoes, beets, green peppers,Etc. They have all most wiped out my watermelons. Thanks again Johnny J


Johnny, it sounds like you need one of those nice crossbows' and some night vision. Freezer would fill up fast and the only way to get your veggies back. :big afro:

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Re: Need Help With My New Muzzleloader ?

Postby johnny j » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:16 am

Dale ! Ya revenge is sweet ,I was thinking deer meat in exchange for veggies.Still waiting for Yogie to weigh in on my new muzzle loader.Johnny J
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Re: Need Help With My New Muzzleloader ?

Postby Yogie » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:45 pm

I'm finally making my rounds Johnny, :lol:
That looks to be a really nice gun you have there, keep in touch with Va. Mike and he'll start you out right. :wink:
I myself stopped muzzleloader hunting when they allowed inline type guns in our area, they're about the same as hunting with rifles.
I've got a bunch of loaders but no inlines so I can't offer much help this time.
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