B&C 140 Class
Join Date: Oct 2009
Caliber and bullet change
Well I guess after much thought and deliberation I will quit hunting deer with my 45 cal muzzleloader this year. Although it groups very nicely and shoots like a dream the bullets don't seem to have enough mass to do the correct penetration. Four deer killed no exit wounds and deer that should have dropped over in 30 or 40 yds have gone forever because the 200 grain bullets go in and if they hit anything they just go where they want. I have been shooting 200gr hornady sabots with 110 gr of blackhorn. Time to switch to my 50 cal barrel and 300 gr sabots, no more messing around, i'm very lucky that one of the deer wasn't a monster,to possibly have him run off and not be recovered. Anybody else run into similar situations?
Only 4.5 months to muzzleloader season!!