Long-Range Muzzleloading- Which bullets/powders/sabots to try? Ian?
Just bought a Savage 10ML-SS-Camo, smokeless powder muzzleloader- Yippppiii! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
Purpose: Long-range (300 yard limit) hunting of mainly WT Deer in Saskatchewan, with occassional Moose (200 yard limit)or Caribou in Quebec.
Hopefully, with this being a LR forum, I won't get any flack for wanting to shoot deer out to 300 yds with a ML. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
Being completely new to the sport, I am looking into what powders, bullets, sabots that I should first try out in my gun that would best serve my purpose above .
I will probably mount a 2.5x8 VXIII, in heavy duplex (unless someone has a strong aversion to this for ML hunting or another reticle preference).
I have been told to try VV-N110 and a 250gr.-300gr. Hornady SST bullet and MMP sabot for my purposes. What othe bullets/powder/sabot combos might you recommend that I try out?
I am struggling to decide between higher weight bullet (greater B.C., penetration) vs. lighter bullet with higher velocity (given under 300 yards, the lower B.C. might not mean much in real world performance?)
Also, I was specifically looking at the 245gr. and 285 gr. Spitfires by Barnes but have hear nice things about many others including SSTs, XTP, Winchester, Nosler etc.
At this point, ANY tips or comments are appreciated.
Thanks in advance!