I wish I could say yes or no but it's not that simple.
Being an accuracy nut I'm not willing to except 6" groups
at 100yrds so I have done quite a bit of testing and found
what works for me.
First . If you have a short barrel(24to 26") less is probably
I know that some states will not allow sabot's or black powder
substitutes so it may be harder to work up a good load but not
If you use lead alloy I recomend flat base spitzser solids 450grs+
(150grs of powder will open up the back of a hollow base Minne
and cause accuracy problems.)
Next if legal use triple 7 or shockey's in stead of black powder,
almost no fouling allowing for quick follow up shots.
My most accurate load for my 50 cal is 125grs 777 behind a barnes
250gr tipped MZ and a 300gr Expander MZ. these bullets retain
98% of there weight and fly very good up to 300yrds (have not
tested beyond that)
I did'nt realize how bad black powder fouled untill I started shooting
a 45/110 cartrige rifle .2to3 shots was it with black powder with out
cleaning . 3to 4 shots with pyrodex and 8to10 with 777.
Barrel fouling is the biggest accuracy problem for muzzle loaders and
the sabots & 777 all but eliminate it.
It is important to clean between each shot because this is the way
you will hunt with it (clean).
Start low 100grs and work up and you will see accuracy improve and
then fall off when this happens back down to the best group and
I hope this helps
J E CUSTOM