how many grains of pyrodex? - Deer Hunting Forums

Go Back   Deer Hunting Forums > General Forums > MuzzleLoader Hunting
MuzzleLoader Hunting Discuss MuzzleLoader topics

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-01-2010, 02:22 PM
ELMO ELMO is offline
Scrub Buck
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Forest Lake Mn
Posts: 2
Default how many grains of pyrodex?

I have a remington genisis that i hunt with. this past Sunday I shot a doe a little over a hundred yards using 100 grains of pyrodex. The trail had a few big splotches of blood in the snow within 30 yards of the point of impact. after that it lessened considerably, I followed it for over two miles until it went into a swamp, and it was getting dark. The rifle can take 150 grains of powder. The question is would it have made a major difference if I had used 150 grains instead of 100?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12-01-2010, 05:50 PM
Buckshot's Avatar
Buckshot Buckshot is offline
B&C 160 Class
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 1,219
Default

I don't think using more powder is the fix. I use 100 grains in my remington and it shoots fine. I would look at the type and size of the projectile. I was having a problem with not getting pass through shots shooting a Hornaday 240 gm sabot. I switched to a 300 gm Hornday XTP and it was problem solved.

If you tracked a deer over a mile it was probably a flesh wound anyway. Just MHO
__________________
If your to busy to go hunting, your just to busy.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Top Posters
Hunting Man7736
buckfever5650
BruceBruce19595438
timberghost3918
joel the signman3608
tator3187
gfdeputy22905
delbert1515
Buckshot1219
hunt NH1203
Photos
2009
johan869
2009
Team DHC Articles


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:49 PM.



    LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.0.0 RC8