While some gun enthusiasts are looking for higher capacity magazines, more powerful scopes, and faster triggers, others are purposefully reverting to old technology. There’s an old saying at Oregon’s Barlow Trail Long Rifles club— “One shot: Deer. Two shots: Maybe deer. Three shots: No deer.”
Muzzleloaders are intent on shooting and hunting “the hard way,” and use American Revolution-era single shot rifles that have a limited range and force the use of primitive tracking/stalking skills. It levels the playing field when hunting, and the black powder loading process ensures thoughtfulness and care when taking a shot.
Produced by Lee Emmert