Tndeer Logo

Page 1 of 1 1
Topic Options
#402745 - 09/17/07 08:12 PM 1st time muzzleloader shooter

Registered: 11/25/06
Posts: 19
Loc: cleveland, tn

This is my first time muzzleloading. I have a Ruger 77/50 and would like some ideas of either using powder or pellets. Also what brand of bullets to use for this deer season.

#403403 - 09/18/07 07:20 AM Re: 1st time muzzleloader shooter [Re: ]
Cull Buck Hunter
8 Point

Registered: 12/16/05
Posts: 1928
Loc: Cleveland,TN

Barnes ML bullets are deadly on deer I harvested six with them last year, as for the powder charge I would start at 100grains of loose powder and shoot a three round group, then go up 10 grains at a time until the grouping of your bullets starts to open up. At this point you need to stop.
If you go with pelltes it's easier, but you have less options in tuning your muzzleloader due to the size of the pellets, either will work it just depends on how picky you are about accuracy.

Good luck
All hail the Barnes TSX bullet!!!
Buy US made products, your job may be next!

Page 1 of 1 1

Moderator:  RUGER, Tennessee Todd, Bobby G, Unicam, CBU93, stretch, Kimber45, Mrs.Unicam, Crappie Luck 
Hop to:
Top Posters
Deer Assassin
Crappie Luck
Newest Members
zatoan, DanParchman3, saddleman1, Jculber301, Mik475
13282 Registered Users
Who's Online
165 registered (scn, Lefty, laserman, M.Simp, RUGER77MAN, buckhunter42, 22 invisible) and 224 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13282 Members
42 Forums
93329 Topics
1089734 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.094 seconds in which 0.001 seconds were spent on a total of 14 queries. Zlib compression enabled.