Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > Firearms Forum > Black Powder
 Buckshot in a Muzzleloading Shotgun >

Buckshot in a Muzzleloading Shotgun

Black Powder Ask opinions of other hunters on new technology, gear, and the methods of blackpowder hunting.

Buckshot in a Muzzleloading Shotgun

Old 01-02-2008, 08:42 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Northern Ontario
Posts: 81
Default Buckshot in a Muzzleloading Shotgun

I was considering buying a Muzzleloading shotgun (newer type) in either 12 or 10 gauge. Has anyone ever shot buckshot from theirs?

If so, what size of pellets, weight and what load? What would be the effective range for it?

Thanks and Happy New Years.
Muskyhunter1 is offline  
Old 01-02-2008, 10:03 PM
Dominant Buck
cayugad's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 21,193
Default RE: Buckshot in a Muzzleloading Shotgun

I've shot some #4 Buck out of my .62 caliber smoothbore just to see what it would feel like, and because I was sent the wrong shot. But there is nothing we can really hunt in Wisconsin with it so there is no need to shoot it. But I am not too sure if some of the modern shotgunscan shoot it because of the chokes...
cayugad is offline  
Old 01-03-2008, 04:57 AM
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 115
Default RE: Buckshot in a Muzzleloading Shotgun

I shoot it out of a 12ga Pedersoli SxS. Your gun will tell you what size pellets and charge give the best pattern, the effective range will depend on how stout the charge is. I use 90grains of 2f Goex with 12-#1 pellets and won't even think about anything over 40 yards. I use a 1/4" cardboard wad over the powder, put the pellets in a dime wrapperand just stuff it down-the dime wrapper acts as an overshot wad. Pretty effective for me but you will have to put your time in at the patterning board, all guns are different.

Doug S is offline  
Old 01-03-2008, 06:11 AM
Nontypical Buck
wabi's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: southwest Ohio
Posts: 1,047
Default RE: Buckshot in a Muzzleloading Shotgun

Dang, why didn't I think of the dime wrapper trick? Sounds like a good idea to me! I'm going to ask the bank for some dime wrappers and put my IC tube in the NewEnglander for some patterning soon.
Thanks for the idea Doug!
wabi is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Waterfowl Hunting
09-04-2008 08:36 PM
Firearm Review Forum
06-02-2008 10:56 PM
Black Powder
01-30-2008 07:03 PM
Black Powder
01-16-2008 05:45 PM
Firearm Review Forum
12-22-2006 07:30 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Quick Reply: Buckshot in a Muzzleloading Shotgun

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.