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Old 10-28-2007, 10:25 AM
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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
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Old 10-30-2007, 08:47 PM
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not sure but i stopped shooting the 150 grains it kicked too hard and the shots were erratic to say the least
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Old 10-31-2007, 03:34 PM
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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?
wind?
model traditions?
ambient temperature?
who's shooting?
clean muzzleloader?
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:53 PM
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hard for me to add to that. i agree with both joel and bruce
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:04 PM
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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)
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:20 PM
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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.

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