Re: Long Range Muzzleloader
I understand that the 250 is the optimum bullet weight for that caliber, particularly for deer hunting. Tell you the truth it is the only bullet I have used to date, have to get at the 200 and 300's soon.
Also strongly suggest that you do not weigh the powder, just use a volumetric measure and start at 120 grains. No sweat to go to 150 grains, some rifles shoot best there but only one way to find that out. I know of some incidents where guys got serious over-charges trying to weigh powder, no-one got hurt but a gun got shook loose (scope mounts) and the guy's shoulder looked like he had been hit by a truck. Dumb **** fired several shots, I believe the load was double what he should have been using.
Would also suggest using the 777 pellets, they are extremely uniform, you get the same charge every time you load. That is the real benefit of pellets, they are uniformly compressed so you get the same dollop of powder each charge. I find that 3 777 pellets usually shoots well in the guns we use (T/C and Knight mostly).
Hey, you got a Peifer... That is one fine in-line, was one of my favorites. Too bad it went titters.
Good luck, let us know when you knock over that buck at 500+!