Must-Have Black Powder Accessories

Whether you are a traditionalist shooting charcoal, sulfur and nitrate or a modern in-line enthusiast, you’ll learn quickly that there are a number of products you’ll need to make your shooting passion more enjoyable. Our friends at Cheaper Than Dirt have plethora of accessories. Here’s a sampling:

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Hardware: Franchi Aspire

This boxlock, round-action over/under is built on a true 28-gauge frame. How does it hold up afield? Find out with this complete review from Field Editor Jeff Johnston.

Ruger No. 1-S 9.3x62mm

This year, Ruger paired their classically styled No. 1-S Medium Sporter with a truly classic cartridge: the 9.3x62mm. How did it stack up when taken afield? Find out in this complete review from Keith Wood.

Hardware: Gamo Whisper Fusion Pro

Gamo’s Whisper Fusion Pro air rifle possesses a rather futuristic appearance—especially if your idea of an air rifle is a Red Ryder BB gun. But times change, and the recreational airguns of the 1960s and ’70s have evolved into serious shooting machines, some even suitable for small-game hunting. The Whisper Fusion Pro exemplifies that development.

Hardware: Mossberg MVP Predator

Give an American a handy, accurate, magazine-fed bolt gun in a caliber like .308 Win. and he can do many things, including win battles, defend castles, take deer and wild pigs, and have a blast dinging targets nearly as far as he can see. Keep it under $700, too? Mossberg is onto something.

Hardware: Mauser Model 12

German factory rifles normally come with precisely made actions, match-grade barrels, well-bedded stocks and excellent triggers. That’s because Germans expect hunting rifles to work extremely well directly from the factory. The new Mauser Model 12 made a favorable impression right from the start.

Hardware: Traditions Vortek StrikerFire

Vortek's “StrikerFire” is exactly what it sounds like: The gun is striker-fired. A hammer is replaced with a sliding cocker/de-cocker. How did it hold up when put to the test by American Hunter Editor in Chief J. Scott Olmsted? Find out in this review.

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By Doug Howlett
November 16, 2012

Your child's first gun can influence whether he becomes a lifelong hunter or walks away altogether.

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Chris wrote:
July 18, 2014

Mine was a T/C Contender pistol with a 10'.22LR barrel. Still have it. Still shoot it. And still love it!

chuck wrote:
July 18, 2014

22 Mossberg, target rifle

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