New guy, 1st post, I have been researching long range muzzleloader shooting, and stumbled upon this site. After reading many threads, I decided to join up and get some education. I was inspired by some postings of a user which got me thinking.
My gun is a knight t-bolt .50 1/28 22" barrel (my first inline). I resisted for 11 years. The max charge for this gun is 150/pellets or 120/loose.
So I was thinking what are the velocity of the load in my gun vs a 45/70 centerfire, using the same bullet. That is a .458 sabot and a 300- 325grain 45/70 bullet.
According to some mathmatical forumla (I read on the internet) 150 *.5 *.5 / rate of twist is the longest bullet your gun will stabilize. I calculate I can stabilize a bullet 1.33 inches long by this formula. I know this is all theory (at this point for me).
According to this chart:
The hornady 325 grain FTX (45/70) has a muzzle velocity of 2000fps. So I am wondering what the mv will be out of the knight with max load. I would hope to improve performace, both accuracy and range over the pistol bullets.
I have been shooting traditional for 11 years, but have no experience with inline. I hope to pick a bullet/sabot combo that will be a lot less expensive than the prepackaged stuff, and perform better. Not against casting conicals if that is the magic formula. Not ruling anything out just yet.