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Sighting in My TC

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Unread 12-04-2010, 08:59 PM
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Re: Sighting in My TC

There are various reasons hunters and shooters use optics on their guns. Many like myself don't have perfect far vision. We owe it to the game to make as good of a shot as we can, and for me, that means optics.

I also shoot a lot farther than 100 yards though. I shoot my .45 cal Knight (deer/pronghorn) and my .50 cal Omega (elk) out to 300 yards. I can break clay pigeons at 300 yards with them.

If I stopped when I found accuracy, I would be using 25 gr of 2f with a patched round ball. I look for a high performance load in my current guns. Both are using 120 gr of powder and shoot very close to MOA at 300 yards.

If you like sidelocks, that's cool. This is the long range hunting web site. I carry long range into front loaders too .
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Unread 12-04-2010, 10:19 PM
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Re: Sighting in My TC

Originally Posted by The Duke007 View Post
I just purchased the new Ultimate Slam by Leupold and went to the range. I am shooting 150 grs of triple seven and 250gr hornady sst. The problem I am having is at 25yds I am shooting 2" low. I moved the target back to 100 yds and cannot find it anywhere. Any thoughts?
Duke, if you are still monitoring this thread, just so you know, you are technically over-charging your gun with 150gr of 777. Max charge in guns rated for 150gr BP/Pyrodex is 120gr 777. Call the manufacturer if you doubt me.

I shoot 110gr 777 and a 200gr Shockwave and have taken deer to 338 yds with that combo...no need to run the gun hot.
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Unread 12-04-2010, 11:22 PM
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Re: Sighting in My TC

Unless of course he is using pellets. Then 150 is ok in most modern muzzleloaders to include TC Omega, Triumph, and Encore.

You are correct that 120 is max for the loose T7.
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Unread 12-05-2010, 02:34 AM
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Re: Sighting in My TC

If you are using pellets, you aren't getting the true 50 grains per pellet anyway. They like to claim its a 50 grain pellet but more like 46 or so.

The gentleman before had it right, overcharging the gun. and I know what you are saying about eyesight. Try shooting and being blind in one eye, but I shoot just the same. Living in MA allows one to shoot everything within 60 yards, unless hunting on the power lines and open sights are far faster than a scope anyday. That's not saying that my High power rifles aren't scoped, because they all are, but my in line isn't nor the side hammers, because I shoot traditional except if the weather is foul then the inline comes out. that one always goes off, no sweat!

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