.40 cal Smokeless Muzzle Loader Loads

Discussion in 'Muzzleloader Hunting' started by arbogb062, Aug 28, 2019.


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  1. 25WSM

    25WSM Well-Known Member

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    I personally think the recoil is unbearable. I have to shoot customers rifles I build to make sure they perform to my standards. They beat me up even with a brake. They have about an equal power of a 460 wby mag. A 325 @ 3150 it's brutal. I load mine down to the 2500 fps range. Feels like half the recoil. At slower speeds you need to use a veggie wad while full power loads do not.i have also shot sabotage with 358 dia bullets and then the recoil is even less. They are very accurate and versatile rifles that can kill anything on earth.
    Shep
     
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  2. ENCORE

    ENCORE Well-Known Member

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    Do you by chance happen to use a PAST recoil pad?
    They help immensely. I purchased one when I first starting shooting my BP Xpress and 180grs of T7. They have a couple different thicknesses pads.
     
  3. 25WSM

    25WSM Well-Known Member

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    I have 1 inch decelerator recoil pads on all my rifles. Never tried a past.
     
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  5. distantfoe

    distantfoe Well-Known Member

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    arbogb062, I’m wondering how your load development went. Getting close to start to working with my rig, it’s basically an identical copy. Planning to run the Pittman 412s as well.