Bullet Choice

#22
I use these, Hornady SST in my inline and they are accurate,deadly and reasonably priced.
I use a PRB in my Traditional Muzzle loader.
 

Nicodemus

FREELANCE ADMINISTRATOR
#23
All I use in all my muzzleloaders is a .490 patched round ball, and FFFg blackpowder.

70 grains in my percussion plains rifle.
60 grains in my flintlock longrifle.
40 grains in my percussion plains pistol.
 
#24
All I use in all my muzzleloaders is a .490 patched round ball, and FFFg blackpowder.

70 grains in my percussion plains rifle.
60 grains in my flintlock longrifle.
40 grains in my percussion plains pistol.
Been working for a few hundred years, has killed every critter on earth, and still works well.

Again, at blackpowder velocities, nothing will possibly beat a chunk of solid lead, the heavier and closer to bore diameter, the better. Whether the projectile is round or bullet-shaped, solid lead and black powder are a match made in heaven. There is nothing better, even if there are things that are newer. Modern bullets are designed for high velocities and smokeless powder.
 

Gbr5pb

Senior Member
#25
Been using powerbelt 295 and 3 777 pellets! Most deer �� shot haven't moved. Shot a 250 pound sow last year she made it about 50 yards. Used a Maxi ball years ago and they worked too but powerbelt easier to load if you need another shot!
 

jerome

Senior Member
#26
:cool:
Newer and fancier isn't always better. AT blackpowder velocities, absolutely nothing beats a solid chunk of lead. 350 grain T/C Maxi-hunters hit deer like the hammer of Thor. And yes, they work just fine in an inline. I finally go my inline shooting buddy to try them, and after shooting a few deer with them, he threw away all those half-plastic bullets. Just because you have a plastic gun doesn't mean you have to shoot plastic bullets out of it. Try it, I think you will be surprised, pleasantly.
I couldn't agree more with you about the lead. I like to hit them hard ! :cool:
I didn't buy a 50 cal. To shoot 45's through it
 
#27
Pig in a blanket...

I shoot round ball and patch, smoothbore, iron sights only, pushing it through with 100 grains of ffg
 

Deernut3

Senior Member
#28
Is there no one using the Barnes 45/70 bullet with the orange sabot. I'm hearing great things about this pairing and would like to try it out.
 

oppthepop

Senior Member
#29
295 grain Powerbelts work good for me along with three pellets of 777. The buck in my avatar was smoked at 80 yards on the 16th!
 

mike1225

Senior Member
#30
Is there no one using the Barnes 45/70 bullet with the orange sabot. I'm hearing great things about this pairing and would like to try it out.
I shoot the 45/70 Barnes Original 300 Gr with the orange sabot. But I shoot it in Savage ML with smokeless Vihtavuori N120. They shoot great. I know. It's not really like using a muzzle loader but you asked. :)
 
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