Top 3 new muzzleloaders
Looking for a one-shot wonder? Here are some of today's top guns
The modern muzzleloader
Ever since Tony Knight first introduced the MK-85 in 1985, the modern in-line muzzleloader has undergone major improvements and advancements in technology. Every year, it would seem, manufacturers are making their rifles easier to use and clean. Not only that, today’s smokepoles shoot with amazing accuracy, even at great range.
Of course, such changes mean there’s a lot to consider when buying a new muzzleloader, as the features can differ from model to model. To give you an idea of what’s out there, what follows is a comparison of the top three modern muzzleloaders on the market today.
It would be unwise to buy a new muzzleloader without first picking up the various models and checking the fit, feel and balance of each one. There’s a big difference in weight and stock design among them, so shouldering each rifle will give you the confidence to buy just the right match for your personal preferences. There’s a distinct price difference among all the different muzzleloaders, too, and unless you’re loyal to a particular brand, you’ll want to consider every feature to determine which rifle offers the most value.