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#313174 - 07/25/07 04:46 PM 150 gr. & Blamoooo
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Registered: 11/10/06
Posts: 2543
Loc: Bellevue Tn

I keep telling my friend to not load his CVAopt with 150 grains of 777 pellets or other powders for that matter because of what Iv'e read from pirodex & other articles this is dangerous & a waste of powder
I'm I right? I just use 90 to 100 grains of loose powder just fine
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#313284 - 07/25/07 07:04 PM Re: 150 gr. & Blamoooo [Re: skynimrod]
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Registered: 03/13/99
Posts: 11778
Loc: La Vergne,TN/Decaturville, TN

Some muzzleloaders are rated for 150 grain loads. If it's rated for that it's not really dangerous, but it might be overkill.

I'm with you on this. I only shoot 80-90 grains of powder in my Black Diamond and it's rated for a full 150 grain charge. Why suffer the extra recoil when the deer die just the same?

#313891 - 07/26/07 07:07 AM Re: 150 gr. & Blamoooo [Re: skynimrod]
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Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 1138
Loc: Land of Rocks, Mo.

There are lots of people that shoot with big powder charge. I am not one of them. I shoot between 70 and 100 gr. of 3F Goex black powder.
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#317916 - 07/29/07 10:28 AM Re: 150 gr. & Blamoooo [Re: smokepolehall]
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Registered: 05/31/05
Posts: 2108
Loc: Lebanon, TN

"Magnum" charges are nothing new and th majority of muzzleloaders out now are designed to shoot 150 gr. pellet charges. What kind of accuracy they get from doing so is another story. Some rifles will shoot that charge well, some won't. I was reading through the manual that came with the Knight I purchases a couple of months ago and it says to not exceed 150 gr. of loose or pelletized powder. Currently, I'm loading a 110 gr. charge of loose 777 in that rifle. The bullet and powder combo shoot very well. I might tweek it a little, but might just leave well enough alone.
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#318055 - 07/29/07 12:41 PM Re: 150 gr. & Blamoooo [Re: CHRIS WILSON]

Registered: 07/03/06
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Loc: signal mountain

100 enough for me.
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#319064 - 07/30/07 10:24 AM Re: 150 gr. & Blamoooo [Re: ]
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Registered: 11/10/06
Posts: 2543
Loc: Bellevue Tn

I thought I heard awhile back about those non-american barrels, and how they are not tested like they should be
Manipulation is the KEY!
Use it willfully & be aware of it from others!

#319082 - 07/30/07 10:40 AM Re: 150 gr. & Blamoooo [Re: skynimrod]
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Registered: 10/25/05
Posts: 3113
Loc: southwest iowa

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I shoot 3 777 pellets in my 45 Encore with a 223 gr powerbelt. It's dead on @ 100 yards and drops about 2 in. @ 200 yards. With 2 777 pellets it's 1 in. low @ 100 yards and drops 5 1/2 in. @ 200 yards.
#378489 - 09/03/07 02:36 PM Re: 150 gr. & Blamoooo [Re: ]
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Registered: 11/22/99
Posts: 3578
Loc: Hendersonville, TN, USA

 Originally Posted By: DEER ASSASSIN
here is the deal
if it is rated for magnum loads
you can use
150 gns
pyrodex pellets 777 pellets or loose pyrodex...

I'm not so sure about that.

I'm holding the little directions sheet that came with the 777 pellets, and it says:

"CAUTION:Some rifle manufacturers may recommend the use of a number of Pellets in thier rifles which exceed Hodgdon"s "Maximum Load Warning". (Two pellets: 100 gr) Hodgdon specifically disclaims any and all liability arising out of the use of any data which exceeds Hodgdon's "Maximum Load Warning" and the user assumes all risk in doing so."

That might be just leagalese to put any lawsuits on the manufacturer's head rather than theirs.

Having said that, I notice a little flame coming from my muzzle with only two pellets, so I'm sure most of the third pellet will be wasted anyway. I'm going to try 120 gr loose next time out.
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#390814 - 09/10/07 10:17 PM Re: 150 gr. & Blamoooo [Re: jakeway]
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Registered: 10/28/05
Posts: 5053
Loc: Mississippi

120gr loose 777 is the equivalent to 150gr 777 pellets, just so you know...
#391049 - 09/11/07 06:01 AM Re: 150 gr. & Blamoooo [Re: megalomaniac]

Registered: 01/03/01
Posts: 28716
Loc: Copper Head Road

my 24 inch will go 1800 fps with 100grs and 2100 with 150grs,accuracy about the same,I shoot 100.
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