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    I am interested in finding a muzzloading double rifle. Either Pedersoli or traditions. If you have any insight I would be interested in this as well. Thanks.

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    Not very good quality....the doubles.......accuracy ?

    suggest a T/C Pro Hunter FX for a modern MZ

    T/C Hawken or Renegade in 54 or 50 Cal

    T/C Big Boar in 58 cal

    if you want a traditional suggest

    Browning Johathan Browning Mountain Rifle in 50 or 54 cal.............only made for 3 years by Browning but very well built and very close to the original design.
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    i checked several sources that have sold them recently, but no dice. I'll check back, and if one turns up I'll get back.

    No experience with the Traditions, but with the older CVA and Pedersoli. The Pedersoli is definitely better made. For my carry, the 50 is awfully heavy for what you get. The 72 (12 gauge) is heavy too, but the tradeoff is you get a lot more whomp for the weight you're packing. I just wish it balanced better, and I'd own one. The 58 cal has the best mix of weight, balance and whomp for my tastes. I have too many 58 caliber rifles as it is, or I'd be inclined to pick one up. I can say for sure that 58 caliber whops the snot out of anything you land it on.

    Along the lines of singles, I have a couple of the TC Big Boars, and they're fine except for the marginal quality of the single trigger. Both break at well over 5# and one is a little creepy. Better for my tastes is to find a Green Mountain drop-in 58 cal barrel (not made any more) and put that in a TC Hawken, or to track down one of the early 58 caliber Investarms Hawkens. Those haven't been made in years, but with their 15/16" barrels (now all you can get in any 58 cal is a 1" barrel- lawyers) they're comparatively light and fast handling. Just a dandy gun, and much better than the Big Boar in my firsthand experience- and usually less money.

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    Cabela has them on there web site
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    Quote Originally Posted by akmike30 View Post
    Cabela has them on there web site
    Good point. I was looking for used sources, but there's always new.

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    I've eye balling one for awhile...
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    A lot of T/C hawken on gun broker

    i got a T/C big boar and put a Renegade trigger group on it with the double Set Triggers
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    Ive always wanted a double rifle, but cant afford a real one, so gotta settle for a smokepole. when back in PA over thanksgiving I saw the traditions express o/u. it too was heavy but pretty cool and there is a video on you tube of a guy knocking down metal chickens with it at 50 yds.

    I believe it would still be legal to hunt with in Alaska for muzzleloader only hunts per the definition in the regs,

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaska bush man View Post
    i got a T/C big boar and put a Renegade trigger group on it with the double Set Triggers
    I didn't think the Big Boar lock had a fly, and therefore wouldn't work with a double set. Curious how you did it.

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    PM sent, Pedersoli Kodiak .58
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