11-13-2011, 08:04 PM
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B&C 140 Class
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Join Date: Dec 2007
Originally Posted by VolHunter
I grew up in Benton Co. and have a 80 farm I hunt there.
I'm still trying to dial in the Muzzleloader. First used the 250 grain shockwaves but after reading about the muzzleloader, I found you are only suppose to use specialy saboted bullets....this explains why I broke my ramrod trying to get the shockwave in it. Switched to the knight 240/250 grain dove tails and shot a few. Then a friend with the same gun said the powerbelts or slick (something) CVA bullets.
Finally settled on 245gr powerbelts, 120 grains of 777 powder. Read that the powerbelts aren't suppose to have more than 100grs pyrodex behind them. Could explain why I couldn't get a real consistent grouping......
I have a CVA Optima and it shoots the h*ll out of 295gr Powerbelts! I've killed several deer in the last 4-5 years with that combo; 4 bucks, all good sized 8 pnts and a doe that dressed at 148 lbs. No pass-thrus, but good terminal performance with 2 of the bucks dropping in place and the doe dropping after maybe 20 yards and last 2 bucks going 60 and 100 yards respectively. All, one shot kills.