Category Archives: Muzzleloaders

Presenting the Pedersoli Volunteer rifle

On the 16th of November 1859 the British “National Rifle Association” was founded, aimed at the promotion of target shooting in British territories, intended to heavily support the Volunteer Rifle Corps. The British N.R.A., for the first time, organized a national event held at Wimbledon in 1860. Taking inspiration from this historical sporting event we are glad to introduce to you the “Volunteer Rifle” featuring a .451 caliber barrel, broach rifled with an optimal twist for target shooting at 100-150 meters. Tunnel front sight and high precision Creedmore sight. Light trigger pull, with oil finished hand checkered stock.

A Study Of Muzzleloading KE by Toby Bridges

Another excellent hunting related article posted by Toby Bridges on

The limited range of traditionally styled reproduction muzzle-loaded rifles of the 1960’s and 1970’s can be attributed to the old-style projectiles of the period.  When it comes to retaining game-taking energy at any real distance, the patched soft lead round ball is the least effective hunting projectile.  Now, this isn’t meant to rekindle arguments with die-hard patched round ball shooters…it’s just a ballistic fact.  Accepting to hunt with the patched round ball, which I’ve done plenty of seasons over the years, is to only take shots well inside of the round ball’s effective range.”

This is the first part of a series of articles covering the ballistics and accuracy of the patched round ball compared to heavy conical slugs. To read more, please click here!