No, not really! I love my rifle but I am on a mission this year to try new things and expand my hunting repertoire. Up first, muzzle loading.
My Uncle brought his Wolf Magnum 50 caliber gun to the house at Christmas (we celebrate all holidays by shooting guns) for us to try out. Dad and I had never tried muzzle loading before so we need a tutorial on how to load and unload the gun.
|50 and 75 grain black powder pellets|
|Learning how to load the gun.|
|I always make Dad shoot first|
|Uncle Jim and I before my first shot|
It was a great gun to shoot and I really felt comfortable with it after the first shot. One of my hang ups is knowing the trigger. One of the 30-06s that we have has a hairline trigger. The other one really needs a good squeeze to fire and to the nonhunter, this may not seem like a big deal, but when you are high on adrenaline and ready to make a kill, it matters. This is why I make Dad shoot first.
I could see myself getting into muzzle loading but I would need to buy a gun first. The perks would be that it would be almost guaranteed that we could hunt on snow after rifle season and the number of hunters in the woods would drop down to probably just us. We may need a few more practice rounds but I could see Dad and I heading back into the woods after rifle season! Watch out Bambi, I will get you!