50 caliber muzzleloader bullets

SummitOh

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I have had good luck and accuracy with the T/C shockwave 250 grain and either 100gr of Triple 7 or Blackhorn 209
 

hadjii

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Parker bullets all the way. Either Ballistic Extreme or Black Max. I'm currently shooting 115 grains of Alliant Black MZ, but I'll be switching to Blackhorn before season opens.
 

Toecutter

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80gr of T7 and XTPs accounted for trucks and trucks and trucks worth of deer for me. Was an moa or less load at all times.
Went on an antelope hunt and switched up to 200gr sst and BH209.
Was a more accurate load at 200yds.

Best of luck.
 

Toddesea

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Mine is happy with barns tmz 250 grain but know that the yellow sabots that come with are to fat for the encore barrels. Gotta get the blue harvester sabots for proper loading. BH 209 is the way to go.
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Wolf76

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My TCs (including an Encore)all seem to like about 90 grs by volume of BH209. Look at Fury bullets for sabot and full bore bullets. Parkers shoot well too, but often don't exit. XTP mags do some damage and are more affordable.
The FTX bullets are very accurate and very inconsistent with terminal performance.
 

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I just bought a 50 caliber Encore muzzleloader and I was wondering if anyone had any experience with what powder and bullets would be good to use in it
I've used three 50 grain pryodex pellets with a 250 grain TC shockwave bullet in my Encore for the last 20 year's. Never had a deer go more than 10 steps.
 

445 supermag

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For my TC bone collector i have found the best bullet for me so far and been using them for a good while is https://www.prbullet.com/pts.htm. Dead Center bullets rock.
Check them out. I will not shoot anything else in this ML as long as they continue to make this bullet.

But i have to say, i did have 1 Sort of , not a failure with last years deer but didnt go as planned and had an extended tracking job. Most every deer taken with this combo is DRT or it will go a little ways about 2 or 3 yards. Last year my 1 doe unfortunately did travel about 12 yards and with that made it more difficult. :)

All these posted bullets work but this is one bullet i will use from here on out. Oh accuracy is crazy good.
 
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Ninering62

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I had very good luck with the .40cal 200gr SST/Shockwave (same bullet). The 325gr FTX intended for the 45-70 also works very well and is tougher at the expense of higher recoil and needing to source sabots separately. Any of the black powder subs you can find will work. I'm still working on an old supply of Triple Seven.
After ALL the posts I keep reading & bullet test & capture video's that I've read & seen where that SST bullet does not perform & pencils through the deer, I'm always surprised when ppl love them & hunt with them still. I started deer hunting at 13, I just turned 59. In that time, I've lost 1 deer due to a bad hit on my part & no other animals. Last yr I got a deal on 8pks of Hornady .40 cal 200gr SST's in MMP sabots. I'm hunting within 200yds so I'm shooting my CVA Accura V2 .45. The MMP sabots did not do well at all. I replaced them with LBCR's & they shot awesome. Under moa out to 200yds. I shot 2 deer, 1 at 70yds & 1 at 30yds. Both broadside behind the shoulder shots. Both deer took off for the county lune & were never seen or heard from again. I had a very hard time dealing with my life long hunters conscience with that. 2 deer gone due to NON performing bullets. I'll only use them for target shooting or bobcats or coyotes now. I bought Dead Center 220 gr .40 cal bullets & put them in the LBCR's & I shot 3 more deer - all - BANG/FLOP'S like I like -em. I was using 120gr W BH 209 too, so I dang sure had the MV for them *** bullets to do some damage.
 

Ninering62

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I just bought a 50 caliber Encore muzzleloader and I was wondering if anyone had any experience with what powder and bullets would be good to use in it
Thats a good gun. Get a Thor Bullet sizing kit & buy the one that fits the best. OR, Fed 270gr Bore Lock, they are really great bullets for that cal. & barrel twist rate. Fury BUllets makes a great .50 cal bullet with the poly gas check on the bottom of the bullet. Definitely something to look in to. If I still shot .50 inlines, one of those 3 I mentioned WOULD BE in my gun.
 
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445 supermag

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After ALL the posts I keep reading & bullet test & capture video's that I've read & seen where that SST bullet does not perform & pencils through the deer, I'm always surprised when ppl love them & hunt with them still. I started deer hunting at 13, I just turned 59. In that time, I've lost 1 deer due to a bad hit on my part & no other animals. Last yr I got a deal on 8pks of Hornady .40 cal 200gr SST's in MMP sabots. I'm hunting within 200yds so I'm shooting my CVA Accura V2 .45. The MMP sabots did not do well at all. I replaced them with LBCR's & they shot awesome. Under moa out to 200yds. I shot 2 deer, 1 at 70yds & 1 at 30yds. Both broadside behind the shoulder shots. Both deer took off for the county lune & were never seen or heard from again. I had a very hard time dealing with my life long hunters conscience with that. 2 deer gone due to NON performing bullets. I'll only use them for target shooting or bobcats or coyotes now. I bought Dead Center 220 gr .40 cal bullets & put them in the LBCR's & I shot 3 more deer - all - BANG/FLOP'S like I like -em. I was using 120gr W BH 209 too, so I dang sure had the MV for them *** bullets to do some damage.
Another fan of Dead center bullets. I wont use anything else. Read my post just above. Best ML bullet i have ever used.
 
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