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Old 02-13-2013, 01:01 PM
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I ran across this while researching maxi-balls. I thought you guys might like to read it. This is old school before modern guns and bullets. I like the old stuff. Even what I read.

http://4-hshootingsports.org/coordin...0corrected.pdf

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Old 02-13-2013, 01:58 PM
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very interesting numbers... but I note they were maxi ball. I figured they carried pretty good energy.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:13 PM
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That's the only thing I don't agree with. At the velocity he posted. I'm getting 1150fpe at 100yds with a BC of .131.

I hope i'm right, because his numbers are low.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:28 PM
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I like how is says 75 yards max shot when you start. I been shooting a flintlock for 20 years and 75 yards still is my max. I had a bull standing 114 yards and passed. I wonder how many people would have taken that shot.
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Me too. I use 75 yds as my max.

I even did that with CF guns.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:26 PM
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Once i killed a pronghorn at an estimated 600 yard. That is my longest shot ever. The goat next to it just kept grazing when the dead one fell; so far away it had no idea us white men were shooting at them i guess. It was so far, the boys wouldn't let me go out and gut it.

My muzzle loader max is 250 yard for 50 caliber, and 1/4 mile for 45 caliber.
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If you can see farther than 75 yds in the timber I hunt. You have superman vision.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:40 AM
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Originally Posted by ronlaughlin View Post
Once i killed a pronghorn at an estimated 600 yard. That is my longest shot ever. The goat next to it just kept grazing when the dead one fell; so far away it had no idea us white men were shooting at them i guess. It was so far, the boys wouldn't let me go out and gut it.

My muzzle loader max is 250 yard for 50 caliber, and 1/4 mile for 45 caliber.
Ron, I remember you practicing last summer I think it was, and was very impressed with your abilities at those ranges. Do you hunt primarily with the 50 or 45 now?
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:07 AM
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This thread is about the complete opposite of what Ron does.

Lets not drift off topic.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:00 AM
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Lets not drift off topic.
That's a classic, coming from you Muley.
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