What is your muzzle loader for hunting in the mountains ?

River Rat

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I'm looking at getting a muzzle loader for a mule deer hunt in Co.
I'm going to be backpacking in four miles to hunt.
Wanting to know what works you, and how much does it weight.
Thanks Coryell
 

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my Kahnke weighs 7 pounds. I added 1/2 pound buckshot to stock so I could shoot heavy conicals and not have to look for my arm after each shot, so 7.5 now.

My T/C Encore 209x50 is 7.4 pounds.
 

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I'm looking at getting a muzzle loader for a mule deer hunt in Co.
I'm going to be backpacking in four miles to hunt.
Wanting to know what works you, and how much does it weight.
Thanks Coryell

I know I am waiting for the new Knight Ultra Lite. It really should be an awesome rifle. One of the rifles I shoot now is the new Knight Mountaineer which is basically what the new Ultra Lite is but it weighs 6#

http://www.knightrifles.com/ultra-lite/

http://www.knightrifles.com/ultra-lite-muzzleloaders/

The prices Knight shows can be beat at one of their vendors... Example R&R Arms has them or will have them around $750
 
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I shoot a T/C Black Diamond. We have pretty restrictive rules in WA for inline muzzleloaders and the Black Diamond was one of the only ones available when I bought it. Stainless, synthetic, right around 7 pounds. No optics or sling.
 

sabotloader

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I run a knight mk85. Shes done me well. Basically the bighorns older brother

The MK-85 may well be one of the best ML's produced, certainly in the top 5! By todays standard it might be considered old, even a brand new Big Horn by todays standard might be considered somewhat inferior to new technologies, they are however very good simple machines that get the job done.

I have changed the sighting system up on mine to better more advantageous for myself. In Idaho we are required to you open sights during ML season

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Maybe the only down side to the MK - Big Horn series is the wide open breech area that allows everything to drop right into the hammer channe - including snow abd rain. That is why I really prefer the DISC series rifle with a true bolt action. It limits the amount of the opening.

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Thanks for all the reply's .
I'm looking at the( traditions Ultra Lite pursuit) at 5.15 lbs.
 
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