Re: Do You Hunt With A Muzzleloader?
meatyrem, yes I am familiar w/ chrony to a certain degree. Ballistics are very important part of my muzzleloading. The chrony is set close as to never hit the thing w, your projectile. The sabot portion of the test is past tense as the reading will take the first thing through. I would keep it level and approx. 3 to 5 feet in front of the muzzle. Thats what there talking about when they talk FPS at the muzzle, and of course then 50 yards, 100 yards fps and so on. Let me know if you have a few bullets your wondering about and I'll give you the readings. I will need size of bullet, how much powder and what powder. I have a list w/ just about every muzzleloader bullet ballistics going. Let me know if you need anything. Also, I am a blackhorn 209 user and have no idea of this Alliant powder. I thought it was around for along time now. I am not sure. Blackhorn is pricy but I believe it to be the best around and very close to smokeless specs. I just like the shot after shot no cleaning after every shot idea. It's very powerful and consistent. I love the fact that the breech plug never gets stuck anymore and also the only thing needed on the plug is white teflon tape wrapped once around. This too gives it a nice seal w/ no blow back. It's just a good product in my opinion. Oh , I want to mention for all savage intrested , that Dougs muzzleloader forum is a site that is ALL die hard Savage muzzleloader hunters. Check it out. I'll get back later tonight after work approx. 11:00 pm. Thanks for allowing me to share.