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Old 12-06-2009, 07:04 AM
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Default Load recommendations for new Pro Hunter??

What are you guys having the best luck with. Want to stick to loose powder, preferrably 777 3f but open to all suggestions. Pro Hunter will be in lay-away before Christmas hopefully.
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Old 12-06-2009, 07:06 AM
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Sigh..

--Accuracy is not up to what the shooter wants to load their gun up with. The gun chooses the load. By this, I mean it is necessary to experiment with different bullets and the powder charges you are shooting them with. Your gun might like one bullet with 70gr powder, and another with 100gr powder. When you get a new gun, you should have its "sweet spot" found. By purchasing a few different kinds of bullets and shooting them all at different powder charges, you can find out which load performs best. Usually, shooters are recommended to start at about 70 or 80gr charges (depending on the powder being used) and to go up in 5 or 10gr increments until the best accuracy is found.
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:22 PM
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Big Z is close but some times a very similer gun will shoot close enough to give a good starting point. So I will list some loads from my endeavor.
Gold Dot 250 ,gr Harvester 300+ sabot, 110gr BH209.
120 gr BH209, 250gr Shock Wave or 250 gr Lehigh, with Harvester Short Black[under 300gr]
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Old 12-06-2009, 01:22 PM
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I like Blackhorn 209 powder and Barnes Bullets. They're both very expensive but I love the combo of them together.
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:45 AM
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120-130 grains 3f or 2f of T7 with MPM 24 sabot and 300 grain .451 speer-cloverleafs at 100 yards and kills'm dead-always a big entrance and exit wound-6 dead deer last three seasons...

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Old 12-09-2009, 06:15 AM
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I shot 90g. of select from hodgen with a 375g. conical, that seems to work the best for me. I have tried T7 and had good luck with it, but just a little better with the select.
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:50 AM
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I have an Encore (not a Prohunter) and I went to Blackhorn 209. No crud ring like T7 and you can shoot on the range as many times as you want without cleaning. Just clean it when you get home.

As others have said, try differents loads, but I'm shooting a 300 grain Nosler Partition (.458 cal) in a MMC Orange Sabot. I use 110 grains of BH209 and at 100 yds, it will overlap the bullet holes.
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:40 PM
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In my Encore I shot 90 grn BH 209/ 200 grn Shockwave / W 209 primer for 1 kill.

I have switched to the hotter CCIM or Federal 209A primers when shooting BH 209.

I sold the Encore and find that my CVA Optima likes 100 grns instead of 90
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:10 PM
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Thanks guys, keep em coming.
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