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Old 12-13-2007, 05:40 PM
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I'msorta in the marketfor a modern muzzleloader.I have a traditional,but,now I want something easy to handle.
I've spent some time looking and handleing some at gun shops.
The people that I talked to are quite knowledgable,too.
For some reason,the rifle that seemed to appeal to me is the little Wolf.
I can handle it better then the much nicerlooking ones.It is drilled andtapped for the optic sight that I have for it,also.
My problem is that it sells for about half the price of the other guns.
If something seems too good to be true;it probably is just that.
What are your thoughts about the inexpensive Wolf 50 cal muzzlelosder,
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Old 12-14-2007, 05:24 AM
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It'll do fine for you for 'closer' ranges. The barrel is 24" instead of the more standard 28", so it won't give as much velocity, and probably won't do well with heavy charges. Accuracy will be fine if you find some loads it shoots well. You're giving up barrel length, sight quality, stock quality, and looks for the Wolf, but it will shoot just fine and kill deer just fine, too.
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Old 12-14-2007, 07:25 AM
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Good little rifles,85 grns T-7 245 grn powerbelt bullet 1 ragged hole at 85 yds. What kind of traditional M/L ya got?
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Old 12-14-2007, 08:32 AM
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My brother-in-law has a wolf, it has killed several deer, using 100 grains of pyrodex and 295 grain HP powerbelts, it has always shot well, even when we just go out to blow holes in a few milk jugs. The only problem he has had with it was the firing pin was starting to freeze up a bit, but he attributed that to not cleaning it properly. I have an Optima, and have never had an issue with the firing pin, and both guns use the same set-up in that department.

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Old 12-14-2007, 04:13 PM
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Thanks for the input,everyone.Iwas afraid that I would hear about a lot of various failures dueto poor quality.I'm putting it on my Christmas list,tonight.If I can get inch an a half groups at 50 yards,I'll be happy as a clam.
My old muzzeloader is a Thompson Center Hawken Kit Gun.I have some experience with gunsmithing and stockwork,so it came out pretty good.
I like it,but it wasnever more then a range rifle.
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Old 12-15-2007, 03:12 PM
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I own a wolf, i got it since i made the dicision to hunt our muzzleloader season to get some more time in the woods. when i made this decision it was about a week or two before the season opened so it was a cheap and quick choice i made. after shooting various powders and pellets, and conicals, powerbelts and sabots, i've found the best results with my particular wolf to be with 100gr 777 and a 250 hornady xtp. i have excellent grouping at both 50 and 100yrds. the gun is very enjoyable to shoot and play with at the range, and for hunting its great since its a short 24" barrel. good luck and happy hunting!!

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Old 01-13-2008, 05:39 PM
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If you are going to hunt some, want a decent gun that shoots 100 yards or less accurate Wolf is great. 85 grains T7 loose by volume. Shockwavr 250 grain easy glide sabot. I STILL HAVE IT AND HUNT BRUSH ETC. WITH IT, mY DAUGHTER WILL UNT W/IT WHEN SHE IS READY. i MOVED TO A pRO hUNTER AFTER 3 YEARS OF THE wOLF. cLEAN IT METICULOUSLY AFTEr EVRY SHOOTING EXPERIENCE. i REPLACED THE BREECH pLUG EVERY YEAR. Don't load it to hard or the bullets will spin. it is a short barrell weapon and not built for long range shooting although I'm sure thinskinned animals have been killed at a long=er distance. I also scoped mine. Good Luck!
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Old 01-14-2008, 08:44 AM
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Thanks,folks,for sharing your hands on experience
I mounted a Bushnell Holosite on it and am looking foreward to see what it can do.
I'm sorta a heavy bullet guy,but I met a Shooter at the range the other day,who is a big fan of the 250 grain XTP.three shots;three big bucks,on the spot.
I notice your favorites are little 250 grainers,too
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I just bought my son cva wolf i put the durasight integral scope mount on, i not quite sure i put them on correct. Any thoughts? I was also goin to use power belts bullets with two 30 grain pyrodex pellets (60 grain charge) is this ok?
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ive had a cva wolf for a little over a year and a half. havent taken any game with it yet, but ive spent plenty of time on the range with it. i love it, it handles very nicely, recoil is a little "crisp", but i expected that. being a smokepole and everything. hope everything goes well.
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