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Offline 92xj

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Encore 209x45
« on: January 25, 2023, 08:06:28 AM »
I just received my muzzleloader that I used when I lived/hunted in the south.  I haven't done any muzzleloading hunting or shooting in 15 years, so pretty much starting fresh.

For the folks who shoot 45 cals, where are you buying your supplies; looks like 45 is almost not a thing anymore.
My memory is vague, but I think I remember shooting 3 pellets of 777 behind whatever package of bullets I found at the outdoor store at the time. 
I am assuming there is now something better than the 777 pellets as far as power goes?

Also, after pulling the breach plug, I see that my uncle took zero care of it and there is rust in the hole,  not horrible but not good.  I found a few replacement plugs online, but they all either said out of stock or backordered.  What can I soak the plug in to try and clean it up?

Are the current muzzleloading supplies going through the same thing that reloading for rifles went through last year?

And last, what is the "best" recommended sight?  I will clearly be pulling my 2.5-10 scope off the gun to hunt with here, unless I use it doing rifle season.
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Re: Encore 209x45
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2023, 10:52:59 PM »
Picture of the breech plug?

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Re: Encore 209x45
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2023, 01:27:19 PM »
I like loose powder. I'm shooting 100 grains of 777 loose powder.  It's easier to sort of customize or dial in a load that your gun will shoot best.

I've got a Williams FP rear peep on my Encore. I need to upgrade the front bead but I got my rifle shooting pretty well. I really like that peep sight.

If I was going to change it, I'd probably switch to the western precision sight setup.

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Re: Encore 209x45
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2023, 01:57:32 PM »
Big fan of the ramped adjustable rear peep sight in Jackelope's second link. I wanted the Williams FP from the first link but they weren't available at the time.

Having an adjustable rear was critical for my Knight. It shot 3 1/2" left at 75 yards with the stock sights, so the rear peep is currently pushed all the way to the right, almost at the end of the adjustment range.

I'd like to put the Williams WGRS globe sight with the fiber optic on the front. But I may have to get a ramped, adjustable front sight to bring that peep back towards center.


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