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  1. I bought it anticipating buying the 220. Rethought my options and ended up going the muzzleloader route.
  2. I have an EGW Savage 220 scope base, model# 41101. The package was opened but nothing ever used. All screws and wrench bit are in original baggie. Selling for $20. I’m in northern Bergen county but am willing to ship at buyers expense.
  3. My gun shop told me that one would work when he ordered the ML and base. I didn't swap them front to back...I did try rotating each one at a time in their original spots, then both by 180 degrees, but realized then I didn't have the right configuration to give me wiggle room to adjust for eye relief before the rings hit the adjustment turrets. How do I tell if the holes are drilled straight? I can only assume that's high on the quality control list for the manufacturer given what they're used for, and they're drilled straight.
  4. Just got back to installation last night after realizing I needed the high rings rather than the medium. First off, the level is level...I changed orientation to get the same result. As for how far off each half of the base is, on one, the left side of the bubble is touching the left level line...on the other, the right side of the bubble is touching the right level line. So both are within the level lines, just not both perfectly squared. I split the difference and will see what that translates to at the range. Where I hunt, I'd likely have a hard time getting an unobstructed shot out to even 100 yards. Will consider a change if things are all over the place at the range.
  5. Trying to mount a scope onto my Traditions Pursuit ML, and when I put the two piece base on, I can level the bubble on one base, but the other is off. I’m not sure how to proceed from here...do I set the gun level on one base, and then set the scope against that reference? I’d think both bases should be level. The base is a Weaver 418M.
  6. Called my gun shop and they said they couldn’t get the Optima model I was looking for. Am I wrong to think that’s odd, or are these in high demand? Don’t think I’ve ever had a gun/bow dealer say they couldn’t get something I was looking for from the manufacturer, if they didn’t already have it in stock. I didn’t have time to call others but will tomorrow.
  7. Appreciate the feedback from all you guys. After doing a bit of research, I'm going to go with the CVA Optima V2 with nitride coated barrel. I have a Vortex Crossfire 3-9x scope ready and waiting to be mounted. From what I've read, CVA seems pretty reputable and makes a solid product. It's also priced right...less expensive than the slug gun I was looking at. Realizing there are probably a million load options, I'm going to start with the above recommendation on TC bullets and pellets. Pellets seem like the easy way to start for now, so I'll go that route as well. As for primers, is there anything specific to be looking for there? Seems like some burn hotter and ignite powders/pellets better than others. I'd think that hotter is better here to ensure ignition, but I'm sure there's something I'm not thinking of.
  8. So I think I'm sold on the ML, but still need some help getting started. If I went with something like the CVA Optima .50 caliber, what considerations do I need to make as far as powder, bullet, etc? And what tools do I need? If you could outline a "starter" package with the above gun, what would you buy...and I don't mean cheap starter things...I'd rather buy quality once than garbage twice. I just want to know, at minimum(and aside from gun and optic), what do I need to get to the range and shooting. I like to keep things as simple as possible, if that has any bearing on what this list looks like. I'll be doing plenty of research tonight on my own, but appreciate your insights.
  9. Interesting...I was just looking at the season dates/regs and didn't see anything about Jan/Feb muzzleloader.
  10. There's a ML season running January and February?
  11. Can you guys define "leave it loaded" in this case?
  12. I'm leaning more and more toward the ML. I guess my next set of questions is around what I need to get started. I know what I'm getting into with a shotgun, but with the ML, what do I need to think about as far as caliber, and then the must-have consumables and tools? That's probably a loaded question, no pun intended, but I just want to understand the bare minimum I'd need to start shooting.
  13. I've decided to get back into the gun hunting game for deer after a long time away focused on the bow. The question of using a shotgun vs muzzleloader came up, and since it seems like I'll have a longer gun season with the ML, I'm leaning in that direction...but have never handled or shot a muzzleloader. What do you all prefer here in NJ? Learning curve aside, I'm relatively aware of the differences in terms of functionality, pros/cons related to maintenance, reload times, etc...I'm just curious what you all prefer and why.
  14. With 3 quickly growing kids, buying them brand new gear every year is not possible...I'll take as many hand me downs as I can get my hands on.
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