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[muhz-uh l-loh-der] /ˈmʌz əlˌloʊ dər/
a firearm that is loaded through the muzzle.
Also, muzzle-loader.
Origin of muzzleloader
1855-60; muzzle + loader
Related forms
muzzleloading, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Brief description of the traditional muzzleloader hunter education proficiency shoot.
  • Other gun manufacturers quickly began marketing their own models, and in-line rifles now dominate the muzzleloader market.
  • The muzzleloader season is held statewide except in some state parks units.
  • Additionally, some muzzleloader manufacturers advertise their rifles are capable of using modern smokeless gunpowder.
  • muzzleloader hunters are allowed to take a buck as their first deer.
  • Archery and muzzleloader methods only in applicable seasons.
  • For complete safety, a muzzleloader should be emptied by shooting into soft ground.

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