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230 grain smack down, 75g powder
« on: November 11, 2023, 09:08:28 PM »
Wondering if anybody has shot a 230g smackdown .50 cal sabot (.45 bullet) with a 75g powder charge out of a 28” barrel traditions deer-hunter

Might dial it down to a 60g charge but not sure, it’s been 10+ years since I’ve dialed a muzzy in for deer

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Re: 230 grain smack down, 75g powder
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2023, 01:20:27 PM »
Why such a low charge?

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Re: 230 grain smack down, 75g powder
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2023, 01:37:22 PM »
That does seem like a small powder charge.

My muzzleloader hunting loads are 100 or 120 grains.
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Re: 230 grain smack down, 75g powder
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2023, 01:59:00 PM »
My 10year old just said he wants to try for deer during muzzy and was looking at  powder amounts does this seam like enough of a charge ?

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Re: 230 grain smack down, 75g powder
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2023, 03:15:32 PM »
My 10year old just said he wants to try for deer during muzzy and was looking at  powder amounts does this seam like enough of a charge ?

I hunted with 110gr charge as a little kid with a lightweight gun that kicked so much more then my current knight bighorn and it was fine but I would recommend more like 90-100. I shoot 120gr charge these days with 290gr bullet.

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Re: 230 grain smack down, 75g powder
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2023, 04:49:31 PM »
My 10year old just said he wants to try for deer during muzzy and was looking at  powder amounts does this seam like enough of a charge ?

I hunted with 110gr charge as a little kid with a lightweight gun that kicked so much more then my current knight bighorn and it was fine but I would recommend more like 90-100. I shoot 120gr charge these days with 290gr bullet.

Thanks for the reply I got a knight  little horn for him and we are gonna kick a round  a few different loads and bullets and see over next few months what we can do

 


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