I am concidering the sport, mostly because it has limited amount of hunters who will test them selves against the fridged weather, cost, and have'nt already spent up thier vacation time. I was wondering in ball park figures what one should expect should they want to get in to this sport. please include all equipment involved with the gun.
LONEHUNTER yOU CAN GET A complete START UP KIT AT WALLMARTS OR DUNHAMS FOR AROUND $175.00 to $250.00, DOSEN'T INCLUDE POWDER OR SHOT , i BELIVE . sEPRATLY , YOU CAN SPEND MORE . fIRST YOUR GUN , PRICES VARY AND USED FROM A PAWN SHOP CAN BE A BETTER DEAL BUT ONLY IF YOU CHECK THE RIFILING IN THE BARREL FIRST !!! prices can start out used for around $50.00 , new $100.00 , and they go up into the thousands . New or used , check that barrel out by lightley running the ram rod up and down the inside of the barrel feeling for rough edges , it's a sure sign of gun killin' rust . Inline black powders are more like a regular rifle when it comes shootin' time , plenty of knockdown power and at a good distance ,pricewise ot gear for them i'm not sure of . i prefer the old ball and cap myself , up close and personal just like bowhunting . C.V.A. is a good low price gun to start out with , but if your gonna keep the gun , i'de go with purchasing a Tompson Centerless , they are a higher quality in my book , and better built . i bought some powder 4 years ago , $11.00 , that will last a whole lot of shooting , i've only used 1/4 of the jar . round balls $5.00 a blister pack of 20 , Sabbots ,hmm , i think $17.00 for 12 two years ago . primer caps , $5.00 a tin (50 count. ) Ball puller , patch worm , ramming tip , ball seater , cap holder , measuring flask , powder flask , speed loaders and patches ,they can be bought all together for around $50.00, and yes that is a deal , sepratly they will run a small fortune . bore butter , gotta have some of that for sure $7.00 a tube . a possibles bag , i use a camera bag i bought at a yardsale . sounds like a lot but you will only have to replace stuff like caps and balls and powder over the next few years or so . everything else will last a lifetime of use . do i recomed taking up the sport ? yes , i highley recomend it , i think this is what every kid should learn to use as his/her first gun .
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