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    Scopes on a muzzleloader

    Hi everyone, my dad and i just drew general deer tags for the fishlake muzzleloader season. Normally i hunt it during the archery season but since my pop is taggin along we went for muzzy this year. After looking at the rules and regulations for muzzleloaders i seen it allows fixed and variable magnification scopes during the muzzleloader season. Am i interpreting that right. They do a poor job at wording them for simple specification.

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    Yep, for the last couple of years you can put any scope on that muzzle loader that you want.

    They started out with just a 1x scope but changed it to allow any magnification on a ML.

    That along with allowing saboted bullets and pellets.

    Now days it is as close to being a center fire rifle hunt as you can get.
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    Ha ha no shit, kinda takes the whole muzzleloader concept out. But good to know. Thank you

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    Also as I am sure that you read you do not need to wear any orange.

    Full camo from head to toe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BATTLEBORNHUNTER View Post
    Ha ha no shit, kinda takes the whole muzzleloader concept out. But good to know. Thank you
    Especially the Savage ML-10 that burned smokeless powder, but also turned out to be dangerous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighPlainsHunter View Post
    Especially the Savage ML-10 that burned smokeless powder, but also turned out to be dangerous.
    While it was technically a muzzle loader it wasn't legal if it burned smokeless powder. The ML needs to be loaded with black powder or black powder substitute and smokeless doesn't qualify.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimP View Post
    While it was technically a muzzle loader it wasn't legal if it burned smokeless powder. The ML needs to be loaded with black powder or black powder substitute and smokeless doesn't qualify.
    Just depends what state. Each has different rules and regs.

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    Yeah i seen as far as utah goes it all had to be smokeless poeder or a subsitute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimP View Post
    Also as I am sure that you read you do not need to wear any orange.

    Full camo from head to toe.
    Too bad Colorado doesn't let us M/Ler's do that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    Too bad Colorado doesn't let us M/Ler's do that!
    I have thought about Colorado's rules and regs and then thought about the muzzle loader season running in the middle of archery season without them requiring the archery hunters to wear some form of hunter orange.

    Then there are the times that I wonder just who writes up these rules. A lot like having to have your compound bow in a case when you are on a ATV. How about those others that ride around in the back of a pickup truck and shoot deer from the bed of the truck with their compound bows, or the rifle hunters that ride around in a truck with the bolt open and the muzzle of the rifle out of the window.
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