Re: Long-Range Muzzleloading- Which bullets/powders/sabots to try? Ian?
I have owned this very rifle since 2006 and have set up at least 5 friends and relatives with the same rifle. My knowledge is based on the info you can get at the doug's proboard site. All the rifles I have set up for long range seem to like certain loads:
300 gr Barnes Original/Harvester black crush rib/ 67 or 68 gr H4198 or 60 gr N120, with Fed 209A or WW209 primer.
300 gr SST's or Bonded Shockwaves work just as well in my gun, but the Barnes Original is a tougher bullet.
290 gr Barnes TMZ's are a tough bullet, but the accuracy is not there after 200 yds.
Some guys have been having great luck with the Hornady 325 gr FTX but I have had no need to try them.
Muzzle velocity for the above loads is 2350(N120) to 2400(H4198). These guns have been shooting about 1-1.25 MOA. I sight in at 200, the drop is about 16"at 300 yds.
Hope this helps,