Re: Need Advice: New Long Range Muzzleloader
I can shoot consistant 2" groups at 200 yards with a T/C 50 cal Black Mountain Magnum, a reworked stock so I have a good roll-over cheek rest (needed for scope) a Mueller 3x 10 X 44 scope using 120 grains 777, and a powerbelt 245 grain bullet. It is possible to shoot VERY long ranges with the proper loads with either roundballs or modern sabots. It takes CONSTANT practice at all ranges and shots out to 200 yards can be done consistently with roundballs and 1 in 66" twist rifle with long barrels. A lot of states (Florida included) are looking at the "Modern smokeless" powders as being prohibited, also in-line ignition, or "non-exposed primers" and not allowing them in the muzzleloader season. I would recommend buying the best percussion rifle you can get and putting a Green Mountain fast twist barrel on it and learning to shoot it at the longer distances, this will amaze you as far as accuracy goes, just go to any rendy shoot and see how far some of these firearms can shoot with a really good shooter. By the way, I took a 6 X 6 Royal Bull Elk at a measured 200 yards with a .52 caliber Sante Fe Hawken, patched roundball and 120 grains of FFG and that bull never went 10 yards! I can take my T/C and hunt any state I want to and all I have to do is remove the scope if needed! AS in ALL long range shooting, it's mostly the shooter NOT the gun!!