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Bullet for whitetail
« on: July 23, 2022, 11:19:15 AM »
I drew a rifle tag for doe this year, and Iím thinking about bringing out the .50 caliber muzzleloader after many years of not using it. The smallest bullet I can get locally is 245 grains. Is this too much bullet fir a whitetail?  Iíve looked around here but I didnít find anything talking about bullet size.

Thanks for any help.

Grant

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Re: Bullet for whitetail
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2022, 11:55:49 AM »
No such thing as too much IMO.  :dunno:

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Re: Bullet for whitetail
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2022, 12:00:28 PM »
I'd say if it's accurate out of your muzzleloader, you are good to go.
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Re: Bullet for whitetail
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2022, 12:35:02 PM »
With a muzzleloader,  it's hard to shoot too much bullet weight. In our camp, we've taken them with bullets from 220 to 425 grains. I've personally taken 15+ whitetails with the 300 grain Knight Bloodlines, and they've never caused what I consider to be excessive meat loss or bloodshot.

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Re: Bullet for whitetail
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2022, 12:56:58 PM »
I shoot a 300 gr Deep Curl Speer on a regular basis for everything.

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Re: Bullet for whitetail
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2022, 05:09:01 PM »
Great. Thanks everyone for the input.

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Re: Bullet for whitetail
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2022, 06:39:47 AM »
I shoot a 300 gr Deep Curl Speer on a regular basis for everything.

Would you mind sharing your load for those and what you shoot them out of. I have a couple boxes of them I've wanted to try out of my Knight Bighorn.

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Re: Bullet for whitetail
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2022, 09:00:35 AM »
Shot a whitetail buck at 10yds with a 270gr federal BOR lock last year, perfect double lung shot deer still went 80 yards. no such thing as too much bullet if you can shoot it accurately.

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Re: Bullet for whitetail
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2022, 05:48:51 PM »
Back in 16 I got a whitetail buck very close shot with a 405 grain pure led bullet. No excessive damage at all.

 


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