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Demonstration Underscores the Danger of Common Muzzleloader Mistakes

CVA Muzzleloaders has an important video on muzzleloader safety to share with us.

Here are some tips for staying safe while enjoying muzzleloading weapons.

CVA Muzzleloaders created this video, but the tips go for all modern inline, flintlock or percussion weapons.

Watch this video and see exactly what not to do.

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There are more than a few ways to get yourself injured or killed while misusing modern muzzleloader rifles. From loading smokeless powder into a blackpowder only weapon, having a barrel obstruction or just plain loading way too much powder, you may be in trouble.

Every muzzleloader shooter, whether it's their first time or they're a seasoned vet, should watch this video and let the professionals show what will happen if you misuse your muzzleloading weapon.

And the advantages of hunting with a muzzleloading rifle, much like archery, allows for special season in many big game hunting areas. For many sportsman, they represent an extra opportunity to pursue the quarry we love.

But if you don't pay attention to the type or amount of powder, proper usage of the breech plug and ramrod, or the reloading process as a whole, you'll be ill prepared for a real hunting opportunity, and it could also spell danger for your well-being.

Stay safe and be educated on the dangers before any deer hunting with muzzleloader sabots.