Had you though about a falling block like the sharps or the browning 1885 ?
The reason I brought this up is the distance that you want to shoot.
Even though the muzzel loaders are very accurate they have trouble competing
with the breach loaders at long distance.
I have a 45/110 Sharps and realy injoy shooting and hunting with it (It is legal in
most states during blackpowder season because it was designed before 1900).
As to realy long range I have just completed a 45/120 on a Browning 1885 high wall
with a 30" #8 taper 1 in 14 twist Lilja barrel for 500gr + bullets and a 30" Leatherwood
Malcom 6x scope with 200MOA vertical adjustment and 100MOA windage adjustment.
With this setup I should be able to shoot close to 1600yrds (-202MOA ) and 800yrds
in a ten mile an hour wind 100+MOA.800yard energy=1028.3ft/lbs and 1600yard energy=
I have not gone to the range with it yet but as soon as I do I will post pictures and
the accurace results.
Just a though, If your going to spend money on a muzzle loader then this would be a
better choice in my opinion and would still be Very traditional.
J E CUSTOM
Originally Posted by jes10x1
I'd like to make my next project a "traditional" long range muzzle loader. I've seen a number of threads about using sabots with in-lines. That just doesn't interest me. I'd like to start with my set trigger TC Renegade add a new barrel and perhaps a more traditional scope like the "Leatherwood". My goal would be to build a muzzle loader with which I can hunt comfortably and perhaps do a bit of target work between 400 and up to 600 yards. From what I've read about the Whitworth, it should be do-able. Am I on a reasonable quest - or just chasing and unrealistic vision? Any comments or suggestions?