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How Many Shots???

Old 07-20-2007, 04:29 PM
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How many shots should a shooter put through their MZ to be proficient at, and past 200 yards??? Tom.
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Old 07-20-2007, 05:27 PM
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As many as it takes you to be able to consistently hit where you aim.
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Old 07-20-2007, 06:36 PM
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The only muzzleloader I ever feltreally confidentshooting at 200 yards was a T/C Omega I had. With 300 grainBarnes ExpanderMZs and 150 grains of Pyrodex I could set the Lyman 2-7X scope on 5X and the bottom "post" (heavy portion of the crosshair) was dead-on @ 200 yards when the crosshairs weresighted in @ 100 yards. That rifle would hold groups at around 4" at that range. Not exactly a pleasant load to shoot all day, but a good hunting load.

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Old 07-20-2007, 08:32 PM
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Some people are great shooters, a lot can be trained, but I think there are some with that extra quality that makes them naturally great shooters. They are naturals. There skills can be honed and sharpened, but they already have the tools to be extremely accurate.

For me, I don't think I could ever shoot enough to feel comfortable at 200+.

I never take a shot unless I KNOW that I can make that shot each and every time. Doesn't mean I always pay attention to the details to always actually make the shot, but I have to know that I can to feel comfortable taking the shot.

If you are one of those people, go for it, but I think we are giving "average" shooters like me the impression that they can buy a "new generation" muzzleloader and start shooting at 250 yards accurately.

So, I would replace the word "cosistently" with 99% of the time off the bench to feel proficient.
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