When was the muzzleloader invented?

Answer Although an exact date has never been pinpointed, the muzzleloader, which is a firearm that loads from the muzzle end of the barrel, was invented around the time of the Revolutionary War during the... Read More »

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How much powder do you use in a muzzleloader?

If you don't have the manufacturer's manual for your muzzleloader, a good rule to follow is to use the same number of grains of black powder as the caliber of your gun. For example, a 50 caliber mu... Read More »

The Best Handgun Bullets to Use in a Muzzleloader?

Muzzleloaders are guns that traditionally use solid lead bullets. However, one recent advancement in muzzleloader ammunition is the use of copper-jacketed bullets enclosed in a plastic sabot. As mu... Read More »

How to Sight in a Muzzleloader Scope?

Muzzleloaders--rifles that are loaded through the muzzle instead of the breech or the action--used to be short-range weapons, firing slow-moving projectiles with black powder. Now, however, modern ... Read More »

How to Load and Fire a Muzzleloader?

This article deals only with the flintlock ignition system for muzzleloaders. Other systems exist, such as the percussion-cap, wheellock and even matchlock, which are still used today in reproducti... Read More »