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Old 08-16-2012, 01:53 PM
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Default Range report on the Renegade.

I figured it was time to see what shelikes to eat, and boy was surprised. I was shooting FF 777 and cleaned after every shot. 3 shot groups and I let the barrel cool between shots. Target at 50 yards.

1st. Load- Hornady Great Plains Conical 385gr. Started with 70gr of powder and worked up to 85gr. It shot all over the target, and I noticed a lot of lead on my cleaning patches.

2nd load- Thompson/Center Maxi-Hunter 275gr. Started at 70gr of powder and worked up to 85gr. No lead on patches and 4" group at 85gr was the best it did.

Last load- PRB Hornady .490 with pillow ticking patch cut from strips flush with muzzle. Kinda pressed for time so I loaded with 85gr and shot a 4" group, I bet I can do better than 4"
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:58 PM
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The PRB should be in the same hole at 50 yds.

I never used T7 though. How did the patches look?
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:14 PM
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Patches looked great just a little brown, I got some pyrodex RS to see if that helps tighten the groups.

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Old 08-16-2012, 03:56 PM
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I have never been able to get my Hawken to hit the broad side of the barn using T7. I never have tried Pryodex though...just kinda gave up on it
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:44 PM
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t7 USUALLY BLOWS TJHE PATCHES . Most have to use a wad under the ball. Pyrodex is a better choice for PRB. If that is a 50 caliber you might try 100 grains with an olive oil patch lube.
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:50 PM
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I shoot 85 grains of 2f black powder and a patched ball out of my Renegade with very good results.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:00 PM
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Pyrodex is a better choice for PRB.
I've found it to be a better choice for Great Plains bullets also. For me, T7 is a powder for sabots and nothing else.
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Semisane View Post
For me, T7 is a powder for sabots and nothing else.
777 works very good when loaded in small caliber rifle bores with round balls and in single shot pistols and revolvers with round balls.

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Old 11-10-2012, 10:36 AM
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Update: I got a box of 275gr maxi-hunters. At 25 yards with 90gr of pyrodex rs all 3 shots were in the same hole 6" high and right. Took me 3 shots to bullseye. Backed up to 50yrds and next 3 were about 3" high, but my group had opened to 3" I figured it's human error because my front site covers the entire target. Oh I cleared with hot soapy water between shots.
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:58 PM
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If you want a real shooter switch to Pyrodex RS and try the XTP or if you got to shoot a conical shoot the 385 gr Great plains and start at 70 gr of Prodex RS. My renegade tends to be a powder hawg. with the XTP's mine shoots real well with 70 gr of pyrodex RS. You should easily get better groups.
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