For a beginning muzzleloader, the Optima Pro makes a good impression in the field.
Probably no other area of firearms offers as much diversification as the muzzleloading field. On the one hand, we have the very primitive firearm, such as the matchlock; on the other, we have today's sophisticated muzzleloaders that incorporate the very latest in modern materials and design.
Harvester Muzzleloading has expanded its popular line of Crush Rib muzzleloader sabots to include a new .50x.40 version that lets shooters and hunters enjoy the high velocity and low recoil of lighter, smaller-diameter .400-inch bullets.
A new report compares the ballistics and maximum effective range of modern in-line ignition muzzleloaders vs. that of centerfire rifles and traditional flintlock and percussion muzzleloaders.
Knight Rifles introduces the Shadow muzzleloader, an ergonomically designed smokepole that's easy to use and clean.
Western Powders introduces Blackhorn 209, a user-friendly powder that produces velocities faster than 2,000 feet per second with some saboted bullets.