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View Poll Results: Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?
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Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?

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Unread 05-09-2008, 05:08 AM
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Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?

Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?
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    Unread 05-09-2008, 05:28 PM
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    YES! But I use a blackpowder substitute.........

    Either IMR 4759, VV110, Accurate 2015, or a duplex load, depending on which gun and bullet combo I'm using. ;)

    Now, before anybody gets their panties in a bunch, the guns are 50 cal. Savage Muzzleloaders, either the ML-I with the modules, or the ML-II. I've loaded it down for my nephew to use on whitetails with VV110 and a 200 gr. Hornady SST at 100 Yd or less, and loaded it up for wild boars with the Barnes 350 gr. "X" bullet. I've only taken 3 piggies, but all of them went down without taking a step.

    Nothing has been taken at what would be considered long range, but the longest shot was @ 167 Yds. I screwed up a shot on a doe @ a bit less than 100 Yds, breaking her off side rear leg. (I'm in a tree stand at the time) She hobbles off and beds down behind a pretty large tree @ 167 Yds., every once in a while, peeking around the tree to see what hurt her. I reloaded, took my time and shot her in the neck as she peeked around the tree once too many times.

    250 gr. SST @ 2230 fps is the most accurate load, usually grouping <1" @ 100 Yds from a bench. It has shot a 3 shot best group 5/16" x 5/8" c-c
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    Unread 05-14-2008, 08:43 AM
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    I use similar substitute powder, but with a lighter bullet and a bit faster

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    Unread 06-02-2008, 09:53 AM
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    Not yet, but I do own a blackpowder rifle, so someday I might give it a go.
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    Unread 07-03-2008, 11:14 AM
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    I understand that the new Blackhorn 209 needs no cleaning between shots and you can use Hoppes #9 for cleanup instead of soapy water. I am not really sure if you need to clean at all!

    Looks interesting.

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    Unread 07-04-2008, 06:19 AM
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    edge, does that come in pellets?
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    Unread 07-04-2008, 07:36 AM
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    I believe that it only comes loose.

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