Re: Savage or another ML for shooting over 200 yards
I shoot a TC Encore magnum 50cal ML, 40.0 gr(****BY WEIGHT****) IMR 4759, Magnum Muzzleloader 3petal EZ sabot and Hornady #45200 (250 gr HPXTP) bullets. I have a gunsmith friend who recommended I try 38-42gr (*****by weight***** DO NOT EXCEED 42gr BY WEIGHT or CHANGE THE BULLET WEIGHT). 4 shots overlapping at 100yds and 1.65" @ 200yds (6.25" low). Shot a good VA buck last year @ 188 yds(range finder)
IF YOU ARE NOT A RELOADER DO NOT TRY THIS. YOUR LOADS MUST BE BY WEIGHT AND BE PRECISE.
GUNSMITH ALSO NOTED: DO NOT TRY THIS IN ANY OTHER MUZZLELOADER OTHER THAN THE ENCORE OR THE SAVAGE. ALL OTHER MUZZLELOADERS ARE NOT MADE WITH THE SAME GRADE OF STEEL AS THE SAVAGE AND ENCORE. I too have a Knight but I stick w/ 2 pellets of 777 powder in it.
Nice thing about the Encore is I can change out the barrel for 270 Win come rifle season.....
Last edited by befree1776; 03-24-2012 at 06:05 PM.
Reason: Additional information/ cautions