Originally Posted by screwwork
Your correct I didn't say what gun I was using, it is hard to help me without the info needed to safely point me in the right direction.
I have the TC Pro Hunter 50 cal muzzleloader rifle.
T7 container label said max load was 100 gr by volume, my TC Encore manual said rifle max load was 150 gr by volume. This where my I misunderstood the max loading of T7 for my Muzzeloader. as I'm not planning on using the max load but a load that works good in my gun an accurate.
Right now I have 2 lbs of T7 and after I use it up I'll switch over to BH 209 powder.
The Encore platform rifles are what I shoot. I've had a number of them, with some handed down and others sold. Been shoot'n them since I could get my hands on one. Every one of them have been exceptionally accurate. I'm now down to just three muzzleloaders, one being "Bad Medicine" a Pro Hunter 209x50. I don't care for T7 and never did, although its a good propellant. You could shoot a max load of T7 VOLUME but, I'd reduce the charge by at least 10% by VOLUME. How it will shoot would have to be proven.
I know a lot of shooters with Pro Hunters and each one of them is capable of 200yd accurate shots of 4" or less. However none of them are shooting T7 and are shooting BH209, with most shooting a Barnes. I know a couple guys that shoot further, with one taking a nice buck at 287yds last year. However he shoots a considerable amount each year. Michigan had close to 660,000 deer hunters last year and we have a lot of muzzleloader shooters.
I know it feels like a waste to leave two bottles of T7 on the shelf but, once you turn to BH209 and start shooting it, you'll be happy to leave the T7 on the shelf. Its the only propellant I shoot, other than 2f in my sidehammers.
My load........ 107grs VOLUME ........ (75grs weight)
Barnes 250gr TMZ
I couldn't be happier