First year - Deer Hunting Forums

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

Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-28-2007, 10:25 AM
hunttheworld hunttheworld is offline
Scrub Buck
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 6
Default First year

I bought a 50 cal traditions and would like to know the drop at 150 yards shoting 150 grains of powder and a 250 grain bullet
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-30-2007, 08:47 PM
joel the signman's Avatar
joel the signman joel the signman is offline
B&C 180 Class
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 3,608

not sure but i stopped shooting the 150 grains it kicked too hard and the shots were erratic to say the least
Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-31-2007, 03:34 PM
BruceBruce1959's Avatar
BruceBruce1959 BruceBruce1959 is online now
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vermont
Posts: 5,570

Yeah Joel I had the same happen to me, so i'm using 100 grain now.. MUCH more accurate.

hunttheworld, There's no answer to your question. I mean there's too many factors in determining an answer and even if you had all the answers the real answer is determined by you and how the muzzleloader was sighted in... was it sighted in at 100 yards or 200? does this all make sense to you? I guess what I'm trying to say is the best way to tell would be go shoot it and see for yourself what it does....

some factors involved

powder or pellets?
type of pellets?
type of powder?
type of bullet?
model traditions?
ambient temperature?
who's shooting?
clean muzzleloader?
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.
-Benjamin Franklin

Last edited by buckfever; 01-10-2008 at 04:43 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-31-2007, 05:53 PM
buckfever's Avatar
buckfever buckfever is offline
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 5,650

hard for me to add to that. i agree with both joel and bruce
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 11-01-2007, 12:04 PM
Rozman62 Rozman62 is offline
B&C 120 Class
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southern New Hampshire
Posts: 283

100gr powder or pellets is sufficent for deer out to 150 yards. Deer are in the CXP 2 category. If you are shooting beyond that range (way too far for me) then 150 gr may be in order. 150gr magnum loads are best served for bear,moose,elk (CPX 3 category animals)
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2008, 03:20 PM
bigcnybucks bigcnybucks is offline
Scrub Buck
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 11

I agree with everybody here 150gr is way to much unless you like a soar shoulder..ha..ha.. 1 thing though. 100 grains will stretch out to over 200yards. We own a dairy farm and have a range set up with target every 50 yrd up to 250 yards. 100 grains gets me there everytime. And yes I've killed deer at darn near that distance with 100 grains. The key is to practice. You should only shoot distances that you're comfortable with. I shoot around 100 rounds each month, all year long, so I'm real confident with my shooting.

Last edited by buckfever; 01-10-2008 at 04:44 PM.
Reply With Quote

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 Man8054
joel the signman3608
hunt NH1203
truegrit's alblum
truegrit's alblum
Team DHC Articles

    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:33 AM.

    LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.0.0 RC8