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Muzzleloader Reviews

  • August 25, 2018

    Best Bullets for CVA™ Accura Muzzleloaders

    First, I want to say that there is no perfect formula for any muzzleloader. Each gun is different, so every gun reacts differently to different powders and different bullets. However, I will say there are some general guidelines to follow for the CVA Accura™ muzzleloaders.

  • January 25, 2017

    Best Muzzleloaders for 2017

    Each year, evaluates the muzzleloading market and determines what we believe are the best guns in the industry. Many of the manufacturers build exceptional muzzleloaders, so many of the differences come down to personal opinion or small features. It’s truly a great problem to have when we are splitting hairs to come up with the best muzzleloaders on the market.

  • August 28, 2016

    Nikon Inline XR Scope vs. Leupold Ultimate Slam Rifle Scope

    In 2016, there are many rifle scopes on the market, but the Nikon Inline XR and the Leupold UltimateSlam are two of the most popular options. While both scopes are designed for use with muzzleloaders, their core functions differ in optical quality, ease of adjustment, and special features. Both muzzleloader scopes are optimized for shots from 50 to 300 yards and feature a full lifetime warranty through Nikon and Leupold respectively.

  • August 25, 2016

    What Size Of Bullet For My Muzzleloader?

    Muzzleloader bullets are measured in grains, or the weight of the bullets. The larger the grain, the greater the force it will exert on impact. This is true in a sense. However, the larger the grain, the heavier the bullet is, which means slower speed and reduced distances. Choosing the right weight of bullet is based on what kind of game you are hunting, and at what distances you will be shooting.

  • August 25, 2016

    Leupold™ UltimateSlam Rifle Scopes

    The Leupold® UltimateSlam, introduced nearly a decade ago, is still the premier scope for muzzleloaders and short-range rifles. The UltimateSlam™ is optimized for shots from 75 to 300 yards, however, the scope performs well at distances beyond that. The UltimateSlam comes in three variations, each serving a unique niche in the market.

  • January 25, 2016

    Top Muzzleloaders for 2016

    For 2016, there are several new and exciting muzzleloaders in the mix. Traditions has developed a new array of Northwest muzzleloaders, as well as Nitride on their Pursuit and Vortek muzzleloaders. Thompson Center has revealed the Strike, and we have released some custom CVA packages with Burris scopes.

  • August 25, 2015

    CVA™ Accura vs. CVA™ Optima

    "What's the difference between the CVA Accura V2 and the CVA Optima V2, as pictures of these two guns look similar?" This is one of the most commonly asked questions we hear at We decided to give you the low-down on the differences between these two great muzzleloaders.

  • March 25, 2015

    Top Muzzleloaders for 2015

    The muzzleloading industry has seen great innovations throughout the last decade. Today's inlines are improving each year, and the accuracy and long-range performance has grown to levels that were never though possible. With all this new innovation, we have decided to create a list of the best muzzleloaders for 2015.