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Old 10-23-2008, 10:42 PM
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Default How Far Do You Sight???

I was just wondering how far everyone gets to sight in there black powder?? I take about 45 big steps and use my 4-wheeler as a rest. I figure if I can get a tight group at this distance im pretty good from 0-80 yards. Agree or disagree? And how far you think I drop at 100 yards...I guess I could try it, but just havent.
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Old 10-24-2008, 09:47 AM
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i sight mine in to be dead on at 50 yrds the avg shot round here if i need to go out to a 100 my max i hold a little high
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:20 AM
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the only way to know how your gun shoots is to shoot it. Don't take a shot based on a guess. There can be a lot of difference between gun/powder/bullet combos used. If you plan on making 100 yard shots you need to practice @ 100 yards until you are comfortable with that distance...I feel like I am stating the obvious, but just do it.
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Old 10-24-2008, 12:04 PM
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I'd like to really hear you shoot from a solid shooting bench with specific powder loads and maybe at least 2-3 different bullets. I don't think the yardage is a big problem if you sight in at say 50 yds and group 1-1/2" high centered. The loading sequence for muzzleloaders is important and needs to be done nearly identical every time. If you use pellets don't crush them if you use powder just compact the bullet. Practice makes perfect. Hopefully, you're rigged with a good scope. 100 yds starts to get long for open sights and for me and my eyesight too long without a scope. Most in-line guys are using 2-50 gr pellets; powder 90-100 grs/equivilent for 50 cal guns. I hear 777 powder is getting good reviews, I'm an old blackpowder guy so I use 2f and 3f.
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Old 10-24-2008, 12:36 PM
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there is a great post about this on the site somewhere. groups should be two to three inches high at 50yds and at 100yds shot should be on the bull.This is with 100 grains powder and a 250gr round.Oh and you start short and work out to max yds.good luck and probably the best thing is to expierement with the combos you intend to use.
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Old 10-24-2008, 03:11 PM
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As stated above all MZ will have some differences, it is best to have your own experience from the range to tell you what your gun will do. With that said; My Reminigton is sited in dead on at 100 yards. this puts me about 1 1/2" high at fifty yards. that is shooting 100grs FF powder and a 300gr Hornaday XTP mag.
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