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jamie234561 03-05-2011 01:06 AM

Sighting in new gun
 
Hey I just recently bought a new gun, while sighting in how many shots can u take before it needs to be cleaned? Any thoughts I use 150g pyrodex if that makes a difference

deerless 03-05-2011 09:57 AM

sighting in I would probably send a spit patch thru between shots

Muley 03-05-2011 10:08 AM

I'd swab every shot with that dirty load. You'll probably get better accuracy with less powder.


What sort of hunting do you do?

jamie234561 03-05-2011 01:56 PM

I shoot moose and deer

frontiergander 03-05-2011 02:03 PM

so what kind of new gun do you have and what kind of powder you plan on shooting?

jamie234561 03-05-2011 02:31 PM

It's a traditions muzzleloader and I'm
going to use 150g pyrodex powder with a 250g bullet

frontiergander 03-05-2011 04:02 PM

well i'd be sure to read the manual and make sure you can use that much powder, loose or pellet powder for the matter.

I had a traditions evolution 50 and it shot great with 90gr pyrodex rs and a 250gr thor. You dont need 150gr mag charge, most times they are inaccurate.

jamie234561 03-05-2011 04:22 PM

Okay thanks, alot it says 180g is the max charge

frontiergander 03-05-2011 04:37 PM

which model of traditions is this?

jamie234561 03-05-2011 04:42 PM

TsIT's a buckstalker


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