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#453471 - 10/17/07 12:42 PM Re: Round Ball or Conical? [Re: Hickory Nut]
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 Originally Posted By: Hickory Nut
I would really appreciate some opinions on muzzleloading projectiles. I've got a replica .45 cal. plains rifle (Traditions) with a 1:48" twist. I've always shot patched round balls at the range and have not hunted much with this rifle. I want to use it during the upcomming muzzleloading season and would like to try some of the newer projectiles. Would anyone have some adive on a good choice?


I would like to see what combo works best for you. I too am shooting a TC w/ 1:48 twist. Over the years I've shot a big conical but can't seem to find the "best load" for accuracy. I've tried several different combos w/ round balls and maxiballs w/ pyrodex and black powder. It seems that 1:48 twist is just "ok" for both but not the best for either. Interested to see what you go with.

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#456789 - 10/18/07 09:15 PM Re: Round Ball or Conical? [Re: ]
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try some MAXI-HUNTERS in .45 with 70g FFFg they work OK out of a Cherokee (kick like a mule in that lite rifle) groups are less than 2" @ 75yrds,I won't use it out further than that.The rifle is not as accurate as my Omega or GreyHawk but it is a joy to carry
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#457478 - 10/19/07 07:27 AM Re: Round Ball or Conical? [Re: majg1234]
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If you want to feel "kick" I'll introduce you to my Kodiak Express double-barrel 58 shooting 120 grn FFg pushing 620 grn lead conicals. I break into a cold sweat just thinking about shooting that gun!
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#457645 - 10/19/07 10:12 AM Re: Round Ball or Conical? [Re: BSK]
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If you want to feel "kick" I'll introduce you to my Kodiak Express double-barrel 58 shooting 120 grn FFg pushing 620 grn lead conicals. I break into a cold sweat just thinking about shooting that gun!
You big sissy!
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#458638 - 10/20/07 08:58 AM Re: Round Ball or Conical? [Re: CHRIS WILSON]
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You've got that right Chris! When it comes to that gun, I am a sissy. It knocks me into last week.
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#458640 - 10/20/07 09:01 AM Re: Round Ball or Conical? [Re: BSK]
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I can believe it. I'd be a little shy about touching that load off as well. I don't mind recoil, but that's probably pushing it just a bit.

Edited by CHRIS WILSON (10/20/07 09:01 AM)
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#460502 - 10/22/07 07:00 AM Re: Round Ball or Conical? [Re: BSK]
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majg1234,

If you want to feel "kick" I'll introduce you to my Kodiak Express double-barrel 58 shooting 120 grn FFg pushing 620 grn lead conicals. I break into a cold sweat just thinking about shooting that gun!


Sounds Baaaaad, would like to try it once!!!don't know why the cherokee seems to kick so bad,I regularly shoot 375H&H 458winmag and 416 rem mag but that little cherokee kicks!!!!!

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#462423 - 10/23/07 07:43 AM Re: Round Ball or Conical? [Re: majg1234]
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I firmly believe it is stock design. Plus the fact my double-barrel has no recoil pad, just a brass butt-plate. Ouch!
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