And a modern rifle is capable of much more in experienced hands, in all types of weather, terrain , winds, etc..... Especially under less than optimum shooting conditions while in cold, wet, and tired hands.I think you are missing the point, the point is that a bow or a muzzle-loading gun is just as efficient at killing game as a modern rifle providing it is is experienced hands. You may shoot game at 400 yards, but I can get close enough to actually touch wild game, so I tend to hunt from point blank to 25 yards with my smoothbore fusil.
Now if you say that a modern rifle or shotgun is better in a firefight, I will agree with you, & if I were travelling in company, then I would certainly be taking my modern arms along with me, but if I am travelling alone, & can only carry one firearm, then I choose to carry my smoothbore fusil.
With respect & regards, Keith.
1. I have shown pics of wild game that I was within 10 inches of, and could have used a rock...let alone any firearm. The point here: One would need to back away from it to actually use a muzzle loading rifle or a modern rifle.
2. More towards your point.......the same 308 chambered rifle can and has been used to hunt at very closer range and works just as well. In addition, subsonic cartridges also have plenty of performance up close, and are much more quiet when suppressed. ( I close the rifle's spindle valve so that it is as quiet as it can possibly be when using subsonic 308 Winchester for close quarter hunting, plus it keeps the gas cylinder completely clean . It is much faster to manually reload second cartridge than any muzzle loader btw.
ANY 308 or 7.62x51mm cartridge works well for this endeavor. ( Have tried it and its proven.)
3. Have used modern archery to hunt with. Not even a close comparison to modern rifles such as a 308, 270, or 3006 for a whole host of reasons pertaining to actual use as a hunting tool. ( But that is a different subject.)
2 examples in pic below . All inside of 25 yards.
Pic 1. A youngin taken at around 15 feet.
Pic 2 : 6 hogs taken inside of 25 yards and in a handful of seconds. Had I been using a muzzle loader that day, the total might have been 1.
Pic3 : 'The second bear taken in roughly 3-4 seconds after the first bear. He was in a full sprint when hit btw.......and using the same rifle I used to hunt those other critters with out past 400 yards.
The point here = One has more options when it comes to hunting and especially when it comes to defense or security if one is using a modern rifle using a modern rifle cartridge.
FWIW. ......Security is the primary reason as to why I carry a firearm in the first place. ( Double that via a " post" shtf/ teotwawki " environment.) Triple it if I am runnin solo. ( Simply put......if a person can physically teach any destination on this planet.....then another could do the same, or already be at said destination to begin with.)
Not trying to bash muzzle guns or archery for that matter. Overall, their disadvantages compared to a MSR chambered in a true rifle cartridge are very relevant to this discussion........even if one claims that they NEVER ever miss, and/ or....can ALWAYS creep very close to thier prey.... much less claim to be able and AVOID possible 2 legged threats EVERY time....especially running solo . I don't believe either claim after a lifetime of hunting and still at it as of this morning.A second shot immediately available has proven it's worth on multiple occasions.
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