Our team set out to determine which muzzleloader is the best for hunters on a budget. Both of the muzzleloaders that were considered by our team are available with a scope for under $300. Below are our top two picks for the best budget muzzleloaders, with the winner listed at the end of this article.
The mountains are brutal, unforgiving, and treacherous, but with them comes adventure and some of the best hunting you will ever find. With this in mind, our team considered the best muzzleloaders for hunting in mountainous terrain. These muzzleloaders would need to be lightweight, resistant to the elements, capable of sub MOA groups at medium to long-range (200 yards and beyond), and be able to accommodate the use of both open sights and scopes.
With competition muzzleloader shooting on the rise and muzzleloader hunting becoming increasingly popular, we decided that it was time for us to give you our pick for the best Long Range Muzzleloader in 2021. All muzzleloaders that are able to achieve an MOA group and carry lethal velocity at ranges of at least 250 yards were considered by our team.
CVA and Traditions have both revealed their new muzzleloaders for 2021, so we are finally unveiling our list of best muzzleloaders for this year. While CVA has certainly shaken things up with the .40 caliber Paramount HTR, Traditions has proven that the NitroFire has been a popular and successful new addition to muzzleloading. No matter what you're looking for in muzzleloading in 2021, there are lots of great options to choose from!
New for 2021, CVA® has introduced the new and improved Accura muzzleloaders. The CVA Accura MR-X™ is an upgraded model from the previous Accura line, while still bringing many of the best features over. With an upgraded stock that features an adjustable comb, these muzzleloaders will be ready for scopes with varying ring heights, as well as open sights. This makes these muzzleloaders more versatile, as well as more customizable to the individual shooter.
New for 2021, CVA® has introduced the new and improved Accura muzzleloaders. The CVA Accura LR-X™ is an upgraded model from the previous Accura line, while still bringing many of the best features over. With an upgraded stock that features an adjustable comb, these muzzleloaders will be ready for scopes with varying ring heights, as well as open sights. This makes these muzzleloaders more versatile, as well as more customizable to the individual shooter.
New for 2021, Traditions Firearms has announced VAPR™ barrels on Pursuit XT™ and Vortek StrikerFire™ LDR muzzleloaders. The Traditions VAPR barrel is a faster twist rate at 1:24”, which will allow for additional stability for long range accuracy. Each year, inline muzzleloading hunters have been pushing the limits with their muzzleloaders, and the faster twist will allow for better accuracy and bullet stability at range.
Traditions Performance Firearms has released their 2021 lineup of inline and traditional muzzleloaders. Last year, Traditions revealed the innovative NitroFire muzzleloader, alongside the Federal FireStick. This year, Traditions has revealed a refresh to many of their inline muzzleloaders with an upgraded trigger in the Buckstalker models, alongside a faster twist rate in the Pursuit and Vortek muzzleloaders.
CVA™ has announced the addition of .40 caliber muzzleloader rifles to their 2021 lineup. By offering a .40 caliber muzzleloader, CVA has been able to engineer a PowerBelt ELR bullet with an incredibly high ballistic coefficient, leaving the muzzle at over 2,800 feet per second.
This article gives you the latest information on the legality of the Tradtions™ NitroFire Muzzleloader and the Federal™ Firestick ignition system. See if the NitroFire is legal in your State.
The Traditions Kentucky Rifle Kit lineup features 3 excellent choices for percussion and flintlock hunters and shooters alike. In this article, we will review each kit and what makes them unique as well as touch on some of the rich history of the Kentucky Rifle.
The Traditions Deluxe Kentucky Rifle is a beautifully crafted muzzleloader designed for hunters, shooters & muzzleloading enthusaists alike. Expanding on their Kentucky Rifle line up the deluxe models of the Kentucky Rifle are sure to impress. In this article we review the features of the Traditions Deluxe Kentucky Rifle and explore the highlights of the iconic rifles history.
The Pedersoli Brown Bess is a masterfully crafted historical reproduction of the infamous gun that helped shape the world. In this article we review some of the history of the Brown Bess as well as a detailed review of Pedersoli's Brown Bess reproduction.
Each year, our Muzzle-Loaders.com team travels to SHOT Show in Las Vegas to check out all of the new muzzleloader offerings. This year, there were several new muzzleloaders to note, as well as some welcome refreshments to some current models.
Our team just got back from SHOT Show 2020, where we were able to handle the brand-new Traditions NitroFire muzzleloader. This gun generated an impressive amount of attention both at the show and online, with many top writers in the industry praising this new muzzleloader. While we have still not tested this gun at our local range, we were able to talk to many people who shot this gun, as well as some of the Traditions people that were part of the development of this muzzleloader.
2019 was a noteworthy year for the CVA line, with the introduction of the Paramount muzzleloader. This gun took the industry by storm and had incredible demand. New for 2020, CVA has announced several great new products, the CVA Paramount Pro .45 and .50 caliber muzzleloaders, the CVA Paramount Muzzle Brake, threaded muzzles to the standard Paramount line, and new look and camo patterns to the Accura lines, as well as a new .50 caliber PowerBelt ELR bullet for the Paramount Pro.
The Muzzle-Loaders.com team has once again compiled a new list of top muzzleloaders for 2020! We have compared muzzleloaders from every major manufacturer and intend to provide an unbiased list to help customers make their own choice when choosing their new muzzleloader. This list is segregated into different categories in order to allow shooters and hunters to find the best muzzleloader for their needs. There are so many great muzzleloaders on the market and the winners often boil down to the very small details that push a certain muzzleloader to the top.
Find the latest updated information for Wyoming Muzzleloader Hunting Season's here. We include the legal definition of what constitutes a muzzleloader in Wyoming, as well as dates for all black powder hunting seasons.
Find the latest updated information for West Virginia Muzzleloader Hunting Season's here. We include the legal definition of what constitutes a muzzleloader in West Virginia, as well as dates for all black powder hunting seasons.
Find the latest updated information for Tennessee Muzzleloader Hunting Season's here. We include the legal definition of what constitutes a muzzleloader in Tennessee, as well as dates for all black powder hunting seasons.