Here's what I'm workin on now..getting it sighted in. Triumph 50 cal, Nikon Omega, Win 205 primers, 100 grains triple 7 pellets and 350 grain Hornady FPB's. At 100 yds, I'm shooting 2 inch groups of 3. I love how the Hornady's load so easy. I haven't had a chance to see how the BDC will work at longer distances, might have to up the powder and re-calibrate. I'll let you know after next monday.
I'm somewhat of a newbie as well, so I'm thinking of switchin to Kleanbore primers, from what I've read it makes a lot of difference, or switching to a Variflame converstion kit to use rifle primers. I've seen, firsthand, how the rifle primers greatly improve your accuracy and consistency. (thanks George K. from Marion, OH).
Great information badman, let me know how the shooting goes. I had a friend say to use triple 7 powder and hornady bullets, he said to use the standard 209 primer but you differ on that, whats the +/- of the 205's compared to the 209? I'm still very new to this as well, sorry for the stupid question.:crazy:
Check out this website. Russell Lynch is after one thing... Achieving the maximum accuracy in a muzzleloader. He has 2 DVD's out that are a must watch if you are serious about muzzleloading. He breaks down muzzleloading into each component (ignition,bullets primer, cleaning,etc) and provides recomendations. If you want maximum accuracy then you should use powder vs pellets. I shot pellets for the last several years and am going back to 777 ffg powder with the TC shockwave 250gr. Hope this helps.
A friend of mine lent me his otherwise I'd sent them to ya. These are hands down the best instructional muzzleloading videos I have seen to date.
Some things I picked up on real quick: Accessories recommended are expensive but help ensure less than or equal to 1" MOA at 100 yards.
1. Always use a spin jag to clean and load your rifle. (website below)
2. Always use a retriever to scrap the plastic sabot residue out of the lands/grooves of the rifling.
3. Clean your mz well at the range between shots to find what load works best for your rifle.
4. Use powder and not pellets. Pellets do not have the tolerances and leave a pocket between the pellet and breechplug. This creates uneven burn. Pellets also crush under pressure where powder doe not.
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