Readers’ Questions: Muzzleloaders For Survival
My question is about the usefulness of muzzleloaders for the survivalist. What do you think, are they a good idea if so what do you suggest for someone living in Northern Idaho?
Micheal, muzzleloading rifles defiantly have a place in the survival arsenal, however I don’t think they should be your first priority when building that arsenal.
Get your other firearms and ammo first, then and only then should you consider a muzzleloading rifle.
The next question is flintlock or percussion. Percussion caps would be difficult to make in the home workshop, but can be done.
However, flintlock or matchlock would be better “end of the world” alternatives.
As for caliber I suggest .50 or larger. — M.D. Creekmore