Now, CVA has come up with some very similar to Etronix system in a black-powder rifle. The .50 muzzle-loader, called Electra, dispenses with the beloved 209 shotgun primer, and relies instead upon electronic circuitry that sends them volts right into the powder charge. So what you get is a no-movement trigger, lightning-fast ignition, more uniform powder burning, and less mess to clean up.
Electra is powered by a 9-volt lithium battery that is good for 500 shots. That noise you hear is Jim Bridger whirling in his grave.
Now there are two ways to view this:
Electra is an amazing step forward in black powder shooting, and deserves to be a monstrous success.
Electra runs counter to the whole idea of using a muzzleloader, where you're supposed to be using a primitive weapon. Why not have done with it and develop cartridges for the thing?
Which side are you on?
To me it takes the charm out of hunting with a muzzleloader when they get too modern. Not against someone else using it, but just not for me.
Edited by Spirithawk, 19 June 2007 - 04:38 PM.