Originally Posted by new shooter
WHAT I AM TRYING TO DO IS GET ONE MUZZLELOADER THAT WILL SHOT 800 YDS. With smokeless and 500 to 7 with BH 209. I would think a smokeless rifle would take more pressure then a BH 209 WOULD. You would think some gun smith could build one. At 3,000 to 4,000 dallers. Then you could hunt anywhere. Joe
IMO, unless there's some magic out there that hasn't been found yet, you're not going to get that range, or rather the required energy, from BH209. From what I can find, it appears that once you get over 140grs (V) of BH, it starts throwing bullets all over. I do know you can shoot BH from some smokeless builds but, it has its limits.
I believe if you want something to shoot smokeless, you should become a member here Home | Doug's Message Boards
and talk with the guys that are well known for building smokeless muzzleloaders. Luke, Bill and others will give you real answers on what the different rifle's capabilities are.