Originally Posted by jeff 300
Just wondering if any one took long shots with a black powder and what would be a long shot for a black powder 300,400,500????? I'm thinking of getting one and would like to try some long shots.
I have not tried distances past 250yards with the muzzle loaders because of accuracy.
The sabots did not improve the longer range accuracy in fact they lost accuracy in my rifles
past 200 yards.
I did find that the heaviest bullets (500 to 600grs did help) but the velocity was down and
trajectory was up.
So I tried the cartrige black powder rifles in the sharps and high wall and found great accuracy
and now that most states allow the pre 1900 designs that is my preference.
I shoot 45/110s and 45/120s and accuracy at 600yards is acceptable and with the new
black powder substitutes it should extend this to 800+ yards.( I limit my self to 1 and 1/2
MOA minimum with the black powder rifles for hunting).
Also I have found that some of the new jacketed bullets work great in the old smoke poles.
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