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Muzzle loader elk
« on: April 01, 2017, 06:15:43 PM »
Wats is every one using for muzzle loader bullets and powder? 

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Re: Muzzle loader elk
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2017, 06:43:58 PM »
Barnes T-EZ sabot.  Pyrodex powder pellets. 

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Re: Muzzle loader elk
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2017, 06:54:41 PM »
Pyrodex RS Select and maxiball. 370 gr TC or 460 gr NoExcuses.
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Re: Muzzle loader elk
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2017, 07:24:17 PM »
Triple 7 loose. I'm thinking of trying the knight bloodlines next time around
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Re: Muzzle loader elk
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2017, 07:44:36 PM »
triple 7 loose 110 gr vol,, Barnes TMZ

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Re: Muzzle loader elk
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2017, 05:19:50 PM »
triple 7 loose 3f 110grains  Hornady 300 grn SST.

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Re: Muzzle loader elk
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2017, 06:07:49 PM »
300gr Hornady xtp's sitting on 110gr of t7 ffg.  :hunter:
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Re: Muzzle loader elk
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2017, 07:27:14 PM »
T7fffg loose behind a 250 xtp.

Put half a dozen into a 3x3" cardboard square at 120ish. They're cooking but they're controlled
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Re: Muzzle loader elk
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2017, 07:02:40 AM »
80g real BP & a 370g Maxi Ball out of 50cal TC Hawken.   ;)

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Re: Muzzle loader elk
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2017, 11:26:53 AM »
Are the pellets better then the loose powder or visa versa?  I had bad luck last year with caps not going off and loose powder getting wet.  So this year I'm getting a early start and trying to get everything right. don't want the same mistakes happening again.

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Re: Muzzle loader elk
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2017, 11:48:28 AM »
I'm sure the loose powder is "better" for folks that shoot weekly to fine tune their loads, but for me the convenience of the pellets makes life easier.  I use the load tubes, and carry 3-4 of those in my pack with each load in it.  For me, I go with two 50gr pellets and either 250gr or 290gr Barnes T-EZ in a load tube.  With open sights I'm limited to 80-100 yards max range, and two pellets is plenty of performance for me on game.  In terms of getting wet, pellets will be a problem when wet as well.

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Re: Muzzle loader elk
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2017, 12:48:31 PM »
Are the pellets better then the loose powder or visa versa?  I had bad luck last year with caps not going off and loose powder getting wet.  So this year I'm getting a early start and trying to get everything right. don't want the same mistakes happening again.
Neither will work when wet. Got to keep the powder dry and nipples nice and clean.  :tup:

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Re: Muzzle loader elk
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2017, 01:56:26 PM »
Are the pellets better then the loose powder or visa versa?  I had bad luck last year with caps not going off and loose powder getting wet.  So this year I'm getting a early start and trying to get everything right. don't want the same mistakes happening again.

with a cap not going off and or wet powder it don't make any difference what powder you use, you still have the same results.. :sry:
if you use BP long enough, it happens to everyone at least once.
I found after being out hunting in the wet, the inside of my hammer, the cup (side hammer gun) holds water. so after I take the cap of to get back in the truck. I never put my hammer down, anymore. I forced water in the nipple with it and had a hang fire. keep your powder dry. Squid

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Re: Muzzle loader elk
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2017, 02:16:14 PM »
100 grains loose fff with a 295gr powerbelt. 4 quik-loaders in my possibles pouch.

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Re: Muzzle loader elk
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2017, 02:46:27 PM »
120 grains T7 FFFG and a 275 grain bloodline.  Works equally as well on mule deer or elk.

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Re: Muzzle loader elk
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2017, 03:03:13 PM »
About 90 grains of loose Pyrodex RS powder behind a 405 grain Powerbelt Pure Led conical bullet. I'm trying to find a pure led conical more in the 350 grain size but haven't found it yet.

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Re: Muzzle loader elk
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2017, 03:14:25 PM »
100 grains pyrodex select and a traditions shockwave 250gr. Knight bighorn

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Re: Muzzle loader elk
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2017, 04:56:04 AM »
triple 7 loose 3f 110grains  Hornady 300 grn SST.
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Re: Muzzle loader elk
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2017, 10:30:36 AM »
120 grains T7 FFFG and a 275 grain bloodline.  Works equally as well on mule deer or elk.

Same combo I shoot only 110 grains.  :tup:

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Re: Muzzle loader elk
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2017, 11:08:40 AM »
110 grains loose powder, harvester hard cast 330 grain bullet, crush rib sabots.

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Re: Muzzle loader elk
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2017, 11:18:58 AM »
About 90 grains of loose Pyrodex RS powder behind a 405 grain Powerbelt Pure Led conical bullet. I'm trying to find a pure led conical more in the 350 grain size but haven't found it yet.
harvester muzzleloader has a pure lead hard cast 400 grain if you're ok using sabots.

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Re: Muzzle loader elk
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2017, 11:30:47 AM »
Are the pellets better then the loose powder or visa versa?  I had bad luck last year with caps not going off and loose powder getting wet.  So this year I'm getting a early start and trying to get everything right. don't want the same mistakes happening again.

barrel taped or tubed, just enough camo duct tape over nipple to still be legal.....  fresh load every two days at least or if any doubt....

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Re: Muzzle loader elk
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2017, 11:41:24 AM »
I'm sure the loose powder is "better" for folks that shoot weekly to fine tune their loads, but for me the convenience of the pellets makes life easier.  I use the load tubes, and carry 3-4 of those in my pack with each load in it.  For me, I go with two 50gr pellets and either 250gr or 290gr Barnes T-EZ in a load tube.  With open sights I'm limited to 80-100 yards max range, and two pellets is plenty of performance for me on game.  In terms of getting wet, pellets will be a problem when wet as well.
agree, I do the same thing, I just find pellets easier. 

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Re: Muzzle loader elk
« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2017, 12:15:23 PM »
777 loose 3f 110grains  Hornady 300 grn SST.  I started with 120 but found the groups were better with 110. T/C Black Diamond XR
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Re: Muzzle loader elk
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2017, 12:20:22 PM »
Knight Bighorn, 125gr. loose T7 under 290gr. Barnes T-EZ.  Kills 'em dead.

 

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