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Muzzle Loader Bullets

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Listo777, Jul 23, 2009.

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  1. Listo777

    Listo777 TS Member

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    What kind of Muzzle loading bullets or sabots do you shoot and why? .50 or .45 sabot?
     
  2. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    348 grain .50 Caliber Powerbelt Bullets.

    They work well in my gun.
     
  3. Doug Brown

    Doug Brown Well-Known Member

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    Parker Bullets are the best for accuracy & game stopping power.
     
  4. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    I have a TC Black Diamond 45 SuperMag...I use 140 gr of 777 under a MMP sabot loaded with a 200gr FTX Hornady..its just like wacking stuff with a hot 35Remington
     
  5. slide action

    slide action Well-Known Member

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    Been using the power Belts for the last couple of years. They are simple to use and work very well.
     
  6. Listo777

    Listo777 TS Member

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    Keep the info going guys. I really appreciate all the comments. Thank you!
     
  7. Don Steele

    Don Steele Well-Known Member

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    50 caliber,Round, dead soft lead. Wrapped in a greased patch, loaded over 90 gns.3f or 2f Goex blackpowder. Killed Southern Whitetail from 25 out to 100yds. No lost critters, no need to track blood trails...just shoot'em, then go pick'em up.
    Your experience may differ...this is mine.
     
  8. Old Texas Marine

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    I use my Encore for elk. I find the 300 gr. T/C Shock Wave (I am led to beleive the are made by Hornady) with the Harvester Crush Rib sabot to be the most accurate, easiest to load and deadly on elk. May be a bit over kill for deer but they make a 250 gr. that should be ideal for the smaller animal. I use 130 gr. of loose T-7 with a Rem 209 ML primer.

    This load shoots better than I can and rivals my center fire rifles to 250 yards.

    HBT
     
  9. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    I've only owned my 50-cal T/C Omega for one hunting season and haven't taken any game with it but did try a few different loads in it. The 250-grain Hornady SST/ML bullet was more accurate than the T/C Shockwave and Triple-7 powder gave better groups than Pyrodex. I use the Hornady bullet and sabot over three Triple-7 pellets sparked by a Federal 209A primer and get 1.5" three-shot 100-yard groups at just over 2,200 fps.

    Ed
     
  10. redjones

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    Check this site out.
    http://www.prbullet.com/

    Greg
     
  11. Savage99Stan

    Savage99Stan Active Member

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    original 45 or 50 caliber maxi balls over real black powder. No reason to use anything with plastic when you are hunting "primitive".
     
  12. DJM

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    I have cut up two deer shot with Power Belts. In both cases there were dozens of bullet fragments, the bullet did not hold together. Both had poor shot placement but that does happen. I have used the .44 cal 240g Hornady XTP with a sabot sleeve in a .50 cal. rifler. I had two one shot kills at 100 yds, both times the bullet passed through.
     
  13. CalvinMD

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    Has anybody tried the Blackhorn 209 powder yet??
     
  14. Steve NJ

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    Hornady Great Plains Bullets in my .54 cal flintlock (425 gr.) with excellent results. Had good results with round ball and patch also. And Powerbelts in my .50 Encore, had trouble grouping with the Thompson saboted bullets.
     
  15. WIN12 MAN

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    58 CAL. Zouave 500 GR. civil war lead minne ball .. 75 gr's ffg.
    go-ex black powder ... Deer /// Bear /// Elk ... you hit it and
    it's gonna be there until you're ready to pick it up .
    No wonder the civil took so many lives ..58 cal. civil war
    muskets are deadly & damn accurate . This rifle = 2'' groups
    at 100 yrd's everytime > all the time ... deadly accurate.

    Win
     
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