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Mike

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This is my first gun. I purchased it last season a few weeks before the muzzleloader season. I have a Bushnell Elite 3 9x40 scope.

Savage ML-II

I went with this gun because it was designed to shoot smokeless powder. It shoots clean.
I'm shooting IMR SR4759 @43grns, Hornady XTP 250 grns and MMP black sabots.
Velocity 2,330fps, Energy 3,015fpe.

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RedCloud

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Nice looking muzzy Mike. Probably good out to 200-250 yards ? Is that the famous accu-trigger from savage on that as well ?

I need one of those :D. You should add that to the gun porn thread lol.
 

Beentown

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As much as I am into firearms I didn't know they made muzzies for smokeless...go figure. Another one to add to the list.

Beentown
 

Matt

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Nice looking muzzy Mike. Probably good out to 200-250 yards ? Is that the famous accu-trigger from savage on that as well ?

I need one of those :D. You should add that to the gun porn thread lol.

Considering I am golden out to 250 and could be better with better optics, and that being out of a CVA Kodiak with 777 and powerbelts, I imagine with those velocities he is good for further.
 

Fluteman

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That's a sweet gun Mike! I'd like to pick me up a Muzzie before the ML season rolls around in Jan., but it's not looking like it's gonna happen anytime soon.
 

rrr

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I've never shot one but have always heard good things about them. It seems like a ton of guys shoot TCs and CVAs, so it's refreshing (not that those are bad guns) to see something else - I love my Remington Genesis, I just gotta shoot a deer with it!
 

formerbowhunter1023

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I'll be purchasing a new muzzy this year if all goes well. I love shooting them and plan on building one this winter for use next year. Should be a fun time!
 

Lundy

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Mike,

I think you will like you Savage MZ. I have a 50 cal and two converted 45 cal Savage ML11's
 

Lundy

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Mike,

It is good you purchased it when you did.

Savage just announced that they are stopping production of the ML 11 muzzleloader.

I have 6 muzzleloaders and my 3 Savage's are by far my favorites for a bunch reasons from cleaning to performance..

Good luck this season
 

Mike

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Mike,

It is good you purchased it when you did.

Savage just announced that they are stopping production of the ML 11 muzzleloader.

I have 6 muzzleloaders and my 3 Savage's are by far my favorites for a bunch reasons from cleaning to performance..

Good luck this season

Why would they do that?! Liability? Sales?:smiley_confused_sch
 

Lundy

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Why would they do that?! Liability? Sales?:smiley_confused_sch

Sales, just not enough volume to justify continuing production. They didn't seem to market this gun very well and there has always been some resistance to it including some states that don't permit it's use. Even on this thread there are some members that didn't know it existed.

Liability? I don't think so. It is the safest MZ I know off. If you don't seat your bullet firmly enough or if it were to somehow move off of the powder it will not shoot. Smokeless power needs some compression to ignite, unlike 777 or Pyrodex

Parts and support will be available for a long time.

The value of you gun just increased, not decreased.
 

Mike

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Sales, just not enough volume to justify continuing production. They didn't seem to market this gun very well and there has always been some resistance to it including some states that don't permit it's use. Even on this thread there are some members that didn't know it existed.

Liability? I don't think so. It is the safest MZ I know off. If you don't seat your bullet firmly enough or if it were to somehow move off of the powder it will not shoot. Smokeless power needs some compression to ignite, unlike 777 or Pyrodex

Parts and support will be available for a long time.

The value of you gun just increased, not decreased.
Thanks for the info!
 

Lundy

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They (Savage) still have a line of Muzzies that are made for smokeless. Kinda pricey though $500+

Beentown

Those are the ones that are being discontinued, the ML 11's. Their Cabelas, black powder model, venture last year didn't work well in terms of sales either

I have 3 that I shoot a lot, all smokeless. Well worth the extra price to me
 

Lundy

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Mike,

My son and I finally got to shoot both our Savage 45 customs today for the first time.

Sunday we shoot at longer yardages and get them dialed in.

Have you shot yours yet?

Kim



 

Mike

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I shot Thursday and got dialed in pretty well, for an amateur, at 100 yards. I love this gun and I'll only get better the more I shoot it.