collapse

Advertisement


Author Topic: Just getting started  (Read 941 times)

Offline hpolloni

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2018
  • Posts: 5
  • Location: BOTHELL
Just getting started
« on: February 10, 2019, 08:24:58 PM »
I just got my muzzleloader and I'm hooked! I got a CVA Optima V2.

I shoot hornady sst 250gr .45cal. I also shoot Traditions plinkers and I couldn't tell any major accuracy difference (probably because I only shoot them at less than 25yds). Both with white hots.

It looks like the plinkers are just lead and I was wondering if it's possible to cast your own bullets. I was thinking in two options:
* Getting a Lee .44cal mold and get .44 sabots [1]
* Or, get a 50cal mold and shoot without a sabot [2]

Thanks!

[1] https://www.muzzle-loaders.com/bullets/hornady-50-caliber-sabots-44-45-caliber-bullets-pack-50.html
[2] https://www.muzzle-loaders.com/lyman-508656-single-cavity-minie-ball-bullet-mold-50-caliber-395-grain-508-diameter.html
« Last Edit: February 10, 2019, 08:37:49 PM by hpolloni »

Offline Smokeploe

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2013
  • Posts: 37
  • Location: Ethel
  • Groups: FTE, shooterforum
Re: Just getting started
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 06:44:06 AM »
I use a lee REAL bullet just lube and stuff easy to start. In my Kentucky long accurate out to 150 yards, that is me not the rifle. I use between 55 to 90 grains pyrodec RS.
The molds come in different weights pick the one you want and use pure lead, cast and have fun. Also get a round ball and some pillow ticking great plinking fun cans, clays and water filled milk jugs. The more you shoot the better you are and know what the rifle and you can do. Also get the Lyman Blackpowder book, good reading and lots of great in

Keep powder dry
And HAVE FUN
Smokeploe

Offline hpolloni

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2018
  • Posts: 5
  • Location: BOTHELL
Re: Just getting started
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 06:24:53 PM »
Thanks for the quick reply! My concern is that I'm shooting a modern inline ML with a twist rate of 1:28 (CVA optima). Have you tried shooting some REAL bullet out of a modern inline?

Offline Smokeploe

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2013
  • Posts: 37
  • Location: Ethel
  • Groups: FTE, shooterforum
Re: Just getting started
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 10:22:32 PM »
My rifle is a 1:66 twist rate mainly for patch and ball. But the 325 real bullet will shoot very good in it.  In your rifle with the faster twist it should do very good in it.  Ball and patch need 1:58 or 1:66 twist but with light loads it might do ok.  Nothing to lose trying them.  If you find some start with a 50 gr load and work up till you get good accuracy. 
Cap locks are more fun,  if you know someone who has one in your area try shooting one verses inline. I shot the Kentucky and a English fowler, 12 ga. SxS a real blast and more ways than one
Smokeploe

Offline hunterofelk

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 796
Re: Just getting started
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 06:04:47 AM »
I tried muzzleloader elk hunting last October. Had a great camping trip.  Nice time of year. After a day hunting in the on/off rain showers, my TC Hawken failed to fire when I tried it at camp that evening. So, my opinion, muzzleloaders are fun to shoot, but I am going to hunt in Montana with my modern rifles.

Offline hpolloni

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2018
  • Posts: 5
  • Location: BOTHELL
Re: Just getting started
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2019, 06:03:57 PM »
Thanks. I will take a look at the REAL .50 cal

 


* Advertisement

* Recent Topics

2019 sheds: post them here! by Harbor_hunter
[Today at 09:32:43 PM]


Question about elevations from a new bowhunter. by WapitiTalk1
[Today at 09:30:42 PM]


Oregon giant by Goshawk
[Today at 09:30:28 PM]


Lowrance Hook 7 by Crunchy
[Today at 09:27:27 PM]


Broadhead tuning by Crunchy
[Today at 09:24:28 PM]


Sell: 11/111 trophy hunter xp 308 by Jasonb
[Today at 09:14:38 PM]


X-Bolt Hell's Canyon Long Range .300 win question by Timberstalker
[Today at 09:14:21 PM]


Weatherby vanguard 300 win Mag by Jasonb
[Today at 09:13:11 PM]


Educational call-in by WapitiTalk1
[Today at 09:13:10 PM]


2019, Pinks Reports by doyourtime89
[Today at 09:08:54 PM]


Caribou Hunt, the search begins again by AlaskaHunter18
[Today at 08:58:11 PM]


Bob Marshall guided hunt. by WAElkhunter89
[Today at 08:58:06 PM]


F4WM by Naches Sportsman
[Today at 08:57:41 PM]


Finally! by tgomez
[Today at 08:52:46 PM]


.280 Ackley improved vs .28 Nosler by yorketransport
[Today at 08:40:23 PM]


Best bait for deer and elk? by Mallardmasher
[Today at 08:40:21 PM]


WTS Springfield 67f with 2 barrels 12 guage $ 250 by wrchinook
[Today at 08:21:46 PM]


Colockum Muzzy Tag Selected!!! by elkrack
[Today at 08:18:03 PM]


Boot advise by jrebel
[Today at 07:39:30 PM]


#28 by huntandjeep
[Today at 07:37:05 PM]