can be break-action, bolt-action, drop-action, rolling-block, ad infinitum.
Modern in-line guns
without scopes can also be used.
With modern in-line guns
I have gone almost exclusively to Hodgdon's Triple Seven pellets.
and sabot bullets raised the bar, and a few years ago one-inch groups at 100 yards were all the rage.
Without the initial mainstream interest generated by that rifle, I doubt that we would have seen the rise of special hunting seasons for muzzleloaders and in-line guns
, or the advances in black-powder substitutes, sabot bullets and other accessories that make our sport what it is today.
Then Tony Knight's in-line guns changed all that in 1985 and brought muzzleloading to new performance heights, and as I wrote in last month's column, Remington's Model 700 MZ set the standard for the bolt-action muzzleloader that reigned for a long time.
With no need for a receiver such as with other in-line guns, the Omega is shorter overall than most designs.
Because it ignites easily, I hunt almost exclusively with blackpowder when I am using sidelocks, which have ignitions that are less powerful than those found on in-line guns
Coupled with the increased ignition performance, you can start to understand why so many hunters choose in-line guns
Because they lack an external hammer, the receivers of in-line guns
are flatter--which allows easier scope mounting.