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#787081 - 06/18/08 09:21 PM Re: 100 or 150 grain for muzzleloader [Re: Buck Nekkid]
Boone 58
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Was 150 for about 3 years then 130 last year.....Now that hornady has come out with the fpb bullet i am going to try 100,110,120,130.....until i figure out which is the best overall and then hang with it for a while to test out the kill factor...cant wait!
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#789624 - 06/20/08 06:57 PM Re: 100 or 150 grain for muzzleloader [Re: Boone 58]
jakeway
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Once you get to 100 grains, the incremental benefits of each additional grain becomes less and less, and may even drop. If your barrel is too short, not all the powder will burn inside the barrel anyway.

I used 95 gr of FFFg with my .490 patched round ball for years. When I went to in-lines with bullets, I started at 95 and worked up in 5 grain increments. I also used two 50 gr pellets (777) and three 50 grain pellets. I got the best results, both for shooting and for cleaning, with 110 gr of loose 777, under a 300 gr XTP. My only complaint with the loose is that it isn;t as easy to load a second shot in th efield, but I;ve always had plenty of time for that. There are decent reloading devices to let you carry loose loads ready to go.
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#790434 - 06/21/08 07:33 PM Re: 100 or 150 grain for muzzleloader [Re: bighead 1]
easy45
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I shoot 150 in my knight disc rifle
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#792905 - 06/23/08 10:14 PM Re: 100 or 150 grain for muzzleloader [Re: bighead 1]
Boone 58
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Yes, what winchester said......I think there is a direct corelation to best accuracy and best results. I have been a firm believer for about 3 years that the 150 charge was best, then went to 130....Now this season i am going to focus on the best results thru trial and error at the range. I know i wont go less than 100 grains no matter what but i am going to focus on the 100,110,120 and 130 amounts. I use the 777 and have been using powerbelts....this year i will stay with the 777 and focus on the hornady fpb sabotless bullet that has just come out and will report back with results from the range when completed.
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#825398 - 07/17/08 09:07 AM Re: 100 or 150 grain for muzzleloader [Re: David]
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I USE A TC ENCORE WITH 100GR
MIGHT USE 150GR IF I SHOT OUT PAST 100YDS
BUT ALL OF MY SHOTS ARE WITHIN 100YDS
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#838827 - 07/26/08 09:30 AM Re: 100 or 150 grain for muzzleloader [Re: Lawrence]
Boone 58
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"Got the FPB's in but have not gotten to try them yet!!!
Results later!
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#894273 - 09/01/08 09:20 PM Re: 100 or 150 grain for muzzleloader [Re: bighead 1]
tndeerslayer
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David.......Go to Ebay and search hunting DVDs for TC Omega video.......Best money I ever spent......Tells all, bullet powder(not pellets) and cleaning.......Shows how they test and shoot 1 inch groups at 100yds......Good Luck
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