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Muzzleloader bullets #6995430
09/20/20 03:03 PM
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Broome NY . not the city
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I have a beautiful traditions vortek strikerfire. I have had it for 4 years and have yet to use it LOL. This is going to be the year because they are extending hunting season in New York. Any tips on bullets loads what powder you guys are using would be appreciated. I know I have to experiment with my muzzleloader but this should get me started. Do you guys prefer sabot or full size 50 caliber bullets

Re: Muzzleloader bullets [Re: greenetrapper] #6995434
09/20/20 03:19 PM
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East of the Mason-Dixon Line
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I shoot T/C shockwave sabots with 2 50gr pellets.


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Re: Muzzleloader bullets [Re: greenetrapper] #6995435
09/20/20 03:19 PM
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I'm a fan of Minnie ball type bullets.

I currently am using Great Plains.

Re: Muzzleloader bullets [Re: greenetrapper] #6995437
09/20/20 03:28 PM
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Patch and Hornady roundball in my .54 Cal Thompson renegade caplock.

Re: Muzzleloader bullets [Re: greenetrapper] #6995438
09/20/20 03:31 PM
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I use Barnes expanders with 2 50 grain pellets


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Re: Muzzleloader bullets [Re: Turtledale] #6995441
09/20/20 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Turtledale
Patch and Hornady roundball in my .54 Cal Thompson renegade caplock.

That brings up a good point. What's your twist rate?

Re: Muzzleloader bullets [Re: greenetrapper] #6995443
09/20/20 03:40 PM
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Re: Muzzleloader bullets [Re: greenetrapper] #6995445
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Check out No Excuse bullets. Fantastic muzzy bullets. https://www.muzzleloading-bullets.com/


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Re: Muzzleloader bullets [Re: greenetrapper] #6995450
09/20/20 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by greenetrapper
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You'll want a sabot bullet.

Re: Muzzleloader bullets [Re: DelawareRob] #6995456
09/20/20 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by DelawareRob
I shoot T/C shockwave sabots with 2 50gr pellets.


I believe those are made by Hornady.

Re: Muzzleloader bullets [Re: greenetrapper] #6995468
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120 gr loose(weighed) 777 and a Precision Rifle 240gr Dead Center bullet w/ a Remington black powder primer.

Re: Muzzleloader bullets [Re: greenetrapper] #6995471
09/20/20 04:17 PM
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2 triple 777 pellets and power belt sabbot


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Re: Muzzleloader bullets [Re: greenetrapper] #6995474
09/20/20 04:19 PM
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Iíve shot a lot of black powder and by far the cleanest and for me the most accurate black powder substitute is Blackhorn 209 powder. It doesnít come in pellet form, itís loose powder but has got to be 2x if not 3xís cleaner than 777 or any other substitutes iíve used. As far as bullets give the Harvester PT Gold a try, i believe there 250gr, they might be 260. There very similar to shockwaves but not near as expensive. Iíve bought them in 50 packs. With that combo iím under 1Ē groups at 100yds with my cva accura.

Re: Muzzleloader bullets [Re: greenetrapper] #6995479
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Hornady SST sabot/bullet over 120 grains of loose fffg equivalent Triple 7 powder with Federal Champion 209A primers.

Re: Muzzleloader bullets [Re: greenetrapper] #6995480
09/20/20 04:24 PM
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Thanks to all I have some Triple 7 pellets and some white hots that I'm going to try. I also have some power belts and I'm definitely going to get some shockwaves

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Re: Muzzleloader bullets [Re: greenetrapper] #6995488
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I agree with the Blackhorn powder. Much much cleaner. I use Barnes Expanders or Traditions Smackdowns. Get about the same 3Ē pattern at 100yds with either using 90gr of Blackhorn. Beyond 100yds Iím a little too shaky to make a consistent shot.


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Re: Muzzleloader bullets [Re: greenetrapper] #6995573
09/20/20 06:20 PM
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.490 Hornady roundballs with a .018" pillow ticking patch lubed with vegetable shortening in my .50 cal Mike Miller flintlock.

Re: Muzzleloader bullets [Re: greenetrapper] #6995597
09/20/20 06:46 PM
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You will want/need to shoot the gun with different bullet/powder combinations to see which combination shoots best in your gun. Keep good notes and the actual target on the performance of each combo tried. Be sure to clean the gun well after each shooting session. You may need to dry patch or swab the barrel and dry in between each shot to help with consistent loading pressure. Good luck.

Re: Muzzleloader bullets [Re: Pike River] #6995598
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1:48 compromise twist shoot round or conical nor really perfect for either. Mine is sighted in at 80 yards with 90 grains of pyrodex

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Re: Muzzleloader bullets [Re: greenetrapper] #6995599
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