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#3354159 - 09/10/13 03:45 PM Savage Muzzleloader solved
KPH
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Solved my problems with my Savage I think. It is too long of a story to tell all I went through. The two things in the end I changed was the powder and bullet, sabot I went with 44gr of acc.5744 and 250gr Hornady HP/XTP. At least I know I hit the bulls eye at a hundred yards. So now I can try different things as I now have a bench mark. THANKS FOR ALL THE GOOD ADVICE, I needed it.
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#3354270 - 09/10/13 05:42 PM Re: Savage Muzzleloader solved [Re: KPH]
SCAT
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Registered: 08/10/12
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Glad to hear it worked. You can hunt with that. If you don't mind more recoil, you can try 63gr of Reloder 7 and a 325FTX. Reloder 7 also has nitro in it, making it nearly or as reliable as 5744. I haven't found a Savage that wouldn't shoot it too. That load is devastating. Never had a deer go more than 10 yards.

Edited by CR500AFX (09/10/13 05:45 PM)
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#3354367 - 09/10/13 07:17 PM Re: Savage Muzzleloader solved [Re: SCAT]
fullstream
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Registered: 12/04/06
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Congrats on finding a deer killing load. Look forward to seeing your first kill

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#3354709 - 09/10/13 10:57 PM Re: Savage Muzzleloader solved [Re: fullstream]
holstonangler
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That's a great load, mine shoots the lights out with 5744 and 300 xtps as well as the Reloder 7 with 325ftx's
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#3358720 - 09/13/13 10:40 PM Re: Savage Muzzleloader solved [Re: holstonangler]
tasaman
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Registered: 01/11/10
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Loc: Woodlawn, TN

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Good news and congrats. It's a lesson for all new to smokeless ml. When all else fails remove scope and shoot a book load or two with open sights. If it don't work out then send it back to Savage and they will make it right. Almost always the book loads will do alright.
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#3383826 - 10/01/13 11:40 PM Re: Savage Muzzleloader solved [Re: tasaman]
Polecat
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Loc: Burns, Tn. USA

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I took a black bear two years ago and a nine point last year with a 300 gr Barnes expander being pushed by 62grs of RL#7.

RL#7 is a very reliable powder.
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#3386933 - 10/03/13 08:39 PM Re: Savage Muzzleloader solved [Re: Polecat]
BluegrassDan
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Registered: 09/14/09
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Taken two deer with the Hornady XTP 250gr, MMP black sabot, and 43 - 45 grains of AA5744. 45 grains had mine running at 2,100 ft/s on the money.

This year, I've switched to 43.5 grains of N110, running at 2,343 ft/s. Pretty flat shooting for a smoke pole!

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#3389732 - 10/06/13 08:35 AM Re: Savage Muzzleloader solved [Re: BluegrassDan]
tickweed
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Registered: 11/25/09
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Loc: medon,Tn.

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lots of good info
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