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Old 07-07-2008, 06:30 PM
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Chap- From the Savage you now this 300 BO is a great bullet. I just decided to try it in my other ML’s, If you don’t mind $1.00 a bullet and maybe some availability problems. Don’t to shoot it that much for hunting so cost is not a problem. Another one to try is the Remington 300 gr .458. I have a couple of hundred and they shoot as good as he Barnes for me and cost about .25 apiece. I think the Barnes Original will hold up better at Savage velocities but the Remington should do well with a regular muzzleloader but I have yet to try them.
Almost bought some 300g Remington at Cabelas, but the 300g XTPs were $13.99 and the 300g Remington were $24.99, maybe that was for 100, have to go back and look. Anyway I thought, well if the Savage was designed around the XTP, maybe I should just stay with that, which is what I did.
I think that is an OK, bullet, but I honestly like "stronger", that is just me though. Stronger is better in my mind, but I don't shoot cast yet, but I have tried them in the Savage 8" group no good.
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:11 PM
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I need to find a new source for powder.
I just got my first flinter and the places I shop have very limited choices,I have never seen real blackpowder or BH209.
I gues I will have to pay shipping charges and get what I need.
Any suggestions?
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:16 PM
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Do like semisane and buy a 25lbs of goex I know i'd go through that in no time. Especially now that i cast my own round balls.
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:24 PM
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Do like semisane and buy a 25lbs of goex I know i'd go through that in no time. Especially now that i cast my own round balls.
Well, it really is the way to go. Bought a case of twenty-five 1 lb. cans of FFFg in April ($10.16 a can with tax). Sold 12cans to a hunting club buddy who shoots competition. I've only used up five of the remaining thirteencans. With the summer heat I haven't been shooting as much, so the last eight cans should last me until October.
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