Going to try a New bullet

Discussion in 'Muzzleloaders' started by flyingnectar, Dec 6, 2020.

  1. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

    Jan 2, 2009
    raised n Bullitt Co.
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  2. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

    Oct 25, 2013
    Washington County
    I'm not well versed with black horn, so I could be way off. Just sounds light to a Pyrodex guy lol
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  3. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

    Aug 23, 2011
    volume. I never weighed anything.
  4. flyingnectar

    flyingnectar 6 pointer

    Oct 30, 2014
    Metcalfe County
    Ok so I don’t recommend going by weight when shooting powder out of a muzzloader because it’s not how it is used . But I do both and understand it’s not equal. Not something to play with. but I reload and can be anal about powder charges and never liked volume as it leaves room for error depending on how you pack it. For example check your lose powder one day in a tube you can measure 100 grains then tap it ten times and it might be 90. Anyway they say measure the same way everytime and it should be ok. as for Pyrodex I used to shoot 150 grains by volume.
  5. Ataulbe1

    Ataulbe1 12 pointer

    Oct 27, 2017
    Estill County
    70gr weight BH = 100gr volume. Comparable to 100gr of pellets. I've killed 3 with this load behind 250gr Barnes tez. Two dropped and one ran over a damn cliff and left a blood trail like a murder scene. That should have been enough BH for the bullet to perform.
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  6. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

    May 28, 2003
    In the basement
    Dis you check his teeth?
    May have been worn bad
  7. Pirate

    Pirate Spike

    Aug 11, 2016
    I have been looking for the Barnes 250 TEZ bullets for some time also with no luck. Have you considered the 290g.? Some folks seem to think they are actually better than the 250g and I have seem them in stock online in a few places.

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