Muzzleloader Range

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Kyhunter96, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. Kyhunter96

    Kyhunter96 Fawn

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    Just curious what's the average range of a 50 caliber knight muzzleloader? Some people tell me very short and some say a pretty good range. Just wondering what is y'all thoughts on this.
     
  2. DEERMD

    DEERMD 8 pointer

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    Accurate to 75-100 yards pending model and load ... I feel comfortable with my Thompson center up to 125-150 yards. My opinion
     
  3. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I'm good out to 150 yards with my TC at 100 grains... Practice. Some ML's, particularly .45 cals are good out to 250 with heavy loads....
     
  4. Roaster

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    Generally 150 yards is my max with any of my Knights. 90-100 grains powder, +2.5-4" at 100 will put you around a 150 yard zero.
     
  5. WaterDog88

    WaterDog88 10 pointer

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    150 is my max. Past that bullet energy drops below what I feel is enough for a clean kill. It all depends on your load, barrel length and bullet combo.
     
  6. Rut-n-Strut

    Rut-n-Strut 8 pointer

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    I have a .50 cal Knight DISC rifle. I feel comfortable out to 100 yards if I have a solid rest. I just glanced at the manual last week. I believe it said there was a drop of approximately 6 inches with a 250 grain sabot and 2 pyrodex pellets at 150 yards with a 100 yard zero (an inch or two high at 50 yards). That being said, its always best to shoot your gun to figure out precisely how your gun shoots. The drop was much more drastic at 200 yards (approximately 15 inches give or take). I'd suggest sticking to 100 yards or less unless you practice consistently with longer shots.
     
  7. riverboss

    riverboss 12 pointer

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    Depends on your skills and how accurate your gun is. I have no problem shooting 200 and maybe alittle more ..

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  8. davers

    davers 12 pointer

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    Same here too. I use a T/C Black Diamond .50 cal. with factory peep sight; and have killed Deer out to 90 yards +. Normally I take my Deer well under that range as I do most of my M/L hunting in my woods, which offers only "short-range" shots.
     

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