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After years of not being speciffic on the issue A few years ago the NH Muzzel loading deer season laws were tightened a bit. There were those that carried two rifles and even those that dragged a cart with other loaded muzzel loading rifles in it. Many carried cap and ball revolvers to back up their M L Rifle. Some carried a single shot flintlock or cap lock pistol. There has since the beginning of the special season a .40 caliber minium and that the long gun be a Single Shot.
A few years a go they specified that you could only carry one Muzzel loader rifle ( it can be smooth bore) and be backed up by one single shot muzzel loading pistol of at least 40 caliber.



Many load the pistol with the same load as their rifles. Do others have the same restrictions and do you carry a M L Pistol and how is it loaded?
 

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here in Az., a single barreled gun is all that's legal in a muzzle loader hunt {no revolvers}. we do have a HAM {handgun, archery,muzzle loader} javelina hunt.
T/C makes a 15" 50X209 barrel for the Encore though
 

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I have never seen the Encore Muzzel Loading Barrel but think that it would be a great backup pistol. My backup Kentucky Pistol reproduction backup to my .45 cal H&A Numerich Underhammer Rifle, is a nice gun to carry but loaded to full power seens a bit hard to use effectively. A few years ago I was firing it on the range with full power loads and a friend asked to tru it. He was no stranger to recoil and the only person that I knew that had had a number of .458 Magnum rifles which he fired. He fired the Kentucky pistol and it slipped in his hands and the recoil drove the muzzel up and the front sight came into violent colision with his forehead. Since that time I have loaded the pistol with a lighter bullet than I use in the rifle but still have a black powder load of at least 70 gr.

 
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