Black Powder:
Make - Substitute - Measure - Ballistics.
Muzzleloader - Rifle - Loading - Accuracy.
Lead Ball - .45" - Sharps - .45-70 - Reload.
Traditional Side-Lock:
Longrifle - Hawken - Loading - Cleaning.
Modern In-Line:
Magnum - CVA Accura - Loading.
Modern In-Line Magnum Muzzleloader:

Magnum Muzzleloaders:
 Do magnum muzzleloaders exist, short answer; no. Why? There is nothing to determine what a regular muzzleloader is as opposed to what may constitute a magnum muzzleloader. Muzzle-loading rifles are very unique as to their power levels, you simply want more performance you add a little more powder you want more bullet energy you use a bigger heavier bullet and the best part is, when you purchase your new muzzle-loaded rifle it will come with instructions, how much powder to use for maximum and it will tell you how much bullet weight to use for maximum. Sounds pretty simple to me.

 Magnum rated muzzleloaders only refer to a powder charge that is maximum for that rifle.

 Are there high-performance muzzleloaders that are non-magnum, short answer; yes. The Whitworth rifle used by the confederates during the civil war was a .45" caliber muzzle-loading rifle that featured a 1 in 20 inch twist barrel that shot 490-500 grain lead bullets quite accurately out to a 1,000 yards with very lethal force much to the union army's dismay. I believe that upon capturing a few of these rifles and studying them that this brought abought the 45-70-405 Government cartridge going to the new faster twist long range Springfield 45-70-500 Government cartridge with a very fast twist of 1 in 18 inches, after the conclusion of testing in 1879 at wars end.

 While at first appearance magnum rated rifled muzzleloaders looks nothing like an historic firearm, however, every part of these rifle have their roots well dug in from the past:

1. First patent of in-line ignition black powder rifles goes to Sam Colt in 1855 in which he supplied to the U.S. Government, these rifles were far more complicted than the single shots we use today as his were 5 and 6 shot revolving cylinder rifles.

2. Heavy barreled rifled muzzleloaders that would fire large powder charges or super magnum charges go to the hawken brothers 1820, some of their .50 caliber rifles would consume more than 200 grains of powder and these rifles weighed around 15 pounds.

3. Fast twist .45" caliber rifled muzzleloader barrel goes to Sir Joseph Whitworth 1854. Whitworth rifled his barrel with a 1 in 20" twist.

4. Heavier higher ballistic profile bullet goes to Sir Joseph Whitworth 1854 the bullet he designed for use in his .45" caliber rifled muzzleloader weighed 500 grains and his rifle and bullet combination had a effective range of 1,000 yards.

Muzzleloaders And Shooting:

Brownells
Blackhorn 209 Current Price & Inventory
Muzzleloader Bullets & Sabots
Pyrodex P
Pyrodex RS
Pyrodex Select
Triple Seven FFFG
Triple Seven FFG

Cabela's
Blackhorn 209 Current Price & Inventory
Muzzleloader Bullets & Sabots
Flint / Percussion Rifles
CVA In-Line Rifles
Remington In-Line Rifles
T/C In-Line Rifles
Traditions In-Line Rifles
Rifle Resources And References:
Rifles:
Rifling Twist Rates
Rifling Twist Effects
Rifle Barrel Break-In
Rifle Barrel Cryogenics
Rifle Barrel Free-Bore
Rifles:
Rifle Scopes
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Rifle Scope Mounting
Rifle Sight-In
Rifle Sight-In For Hunting
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