Started getting ready for early muzzleloader.

Discussion in 'Muzzleloaders' started by riverboss, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. riverboss

    riverboss 12 pointer

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    I disagree with his thoughts, mine takes one wet patch ran down the barrel and it's ready to load. I've takin the plug out and look down the barrel and I haven't seen any unburnt powder.
    Lastly it's hard to wear out a set of riflelings with a plastic sabot being the only thing toughing them.
    Remington is making one that will shoot 200 grns of powder now!
     
  2. Mossy Oak Boykins

    Mossy Oak Boykins 6 pointer

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    good read for sure , i just kept shooting what they recommend when i bought several yrs ago did try the 150gr and 295gr powerbuilts just to see if what i was told is true and that is it was accurate as 7mm at 200yds if loaded and scoped right and i could shoot 3in circles with it at 200yds but like i said the recoil was brutal on my shoulder ive had 6 pins put in so backed off to 100gr
     
  3. riverboss

    riverboss 12 pointer

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    My shoulders are pretty bad, but lucky for me shooting doesn't bother them.
    I can't draw a bow back because of them or raise them over my head without pain.
    I never rember the recoil when I'm shooting at game and always try to be padded enough when sighting in, that's why I don't shoot 4-5 shot group's I make the ones I do shoot count 100 grns is plenty to kill a deer I've not tried to see how mine shoots with it,.
    It shoots plenty good like it is and 3-4 hundred feet per second can't hurt.
     
  4. davers

    davers 12 pointer

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    When I purchased my T/C Black Diamond M/L back around 2002; I experimented starting with 100 grain loose (Volume) Triple 7 FFG, with a .451" Hornady 250 grain XTP bullet, fired by a 209 shotgun primer. Accuracy was something like 2" @ 100 yards, so I dropped down to 90 grains volume of triple 7, still using the 250 grain and 209 shotgun primer, and the accuracy improved dramatically < .750" @ 100 yards. I then, just to see what would happen if I dropped down to 80 grains of "777", and the groups open-up again to 2.5" @ 100 yards. So the "sweet spot" for my M/L is 90 grains of triple 7 powder.
     
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  5. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    The powder burns outside the barrel.
     
  6. riverboss

    riverboss 12 pointer

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    Some very well may, but the extra fps you get tells me it still is pushing the bullet faster there for it has to be burning it!
    The crud ring is about 3" long if I take the plug out and look before I try to reload, while the rest of the barrel is relatively clear.
     
  7. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I don't know, just commented and posted thread. It's interesting. If your load works for you, don't change a thing dude.....
     
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  8. riverboss

    riverboss 12 pointer

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    When this box of pellets is gone I'm going to try buckhorn! I think I need a new breach plug to make it consistent igniting, and a Max load is 120 hrs,
    The buck I shot last yr was standing beside a large red oak. I dug the 200 gr Schock wave out of it, it held up very good.
    I stopped useing them because they don't mushroom much and seem to pencil threw with little blood trails.
    I wish Barnes offerd a 200 gr mz bullet.
     
  9. OLE RASPY

    OLE RASPY 10 pointer

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    I don’t even know if I’ll get ours out this year. I gotta work Saturday. Haven’t worked a Saturday at work in a long long time. Lol.
    I might. Guess I’ll see Friday night.
     
  10. 1wildcatfan

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    In the process of building a custom long range ml. Will shoot BH and smokeless, 290 or 325 pittman bullet, whichever shoots best.
    Check out www.hankinscustomrifles.com, dry ridge, ky. Will go with Swarovski scope with custom turrets for different altitudes. 500-600 yd ml.
     
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  11. Ataulbe1

    Ataulbe1 12 pointer

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    Your posts make me have scope envy
     
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  12. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    Swarovski makes what i want but I'm going to look at leupold also. Another hunter on my elk hunt had a VX5 with custom turrets made for his load.
     
  13. davers

    davers 12 pointer

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    I have a 2.5 - 7 power Leupold Shotgun/Muzzle loader scope mounted on my T/C Black Diamond .50 caliber. Scope has Heavy Duplex which makes it easier for woods hunting. Also have one mounted on my Ruger Model 77/.44 Magnum.
     

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