Muzzleloading vs. Breechloading — What's the Difference?
Difference Between Muzzleloading and Breechloading
Muzzleloading is the shooting sport of firing muzzleloading guns. Muzzleloading guns, both antique and reproduction, are used for target shooting, hunting, historical re-enactment and historical research.
Designed to be loaded at the breech. Used of a gun or other firearm.
A firearm that is loaded at the muzzle.
Describing a breechloader gun: one that has ammunition loaded from the rear of the barrel rather than where it will exit.
Of a gun, having ammunition loaded from the front of the barrel where it will exit.