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Old 05-21-2013, 02:35 PM
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Got a chance to head down on some inlaws land near a family I had an afternoon meeting with. I really enjoy the muzzle loader but don't have enough trigger time to know the ballistics too awfully well. I replaced the scope I had with the Leupold as I wanted to so I did

Not making the same mistake I made last time I sighted in a rifle I got at 20 yards and shot to see where she hit.

Hit low at 20 yards.

2 bullets later and she was hitting on at 20 yards. I'm leaving it there until I get to a better place to shoot.

I did attempt to walk back at different intervals and see where it hit. Looks like at 50 yards using a stick as a rest ( yeah not the best thing to sight in a gun) it is hitting high.

This will get me on paper and I can see where it is hitting at 100 yards soon.

I am using 90 grains of Black Horn 209 and 250 grain shockwaves.

Hope I bag another Buck worth taking or at least a Doe for meat this season. If I don't get one with a bow first.

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Old 05-21-2013, 03:15 PM
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I have the same rifle. Other then my back stock matches my fore end. I have a 3-9x40 Cabela's Powder Horn on it. The rifle shoots basically the same load yours does. 90 grains of Black Horn. But I shoot a 240 grain .430 XTPs out of mine. And a lot of other things. I have not decided what I really want to shoot yet.

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Old 05-21-2013, 03:34 PM
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Where do you zero? 50 yards I'm thinking is too close to zero so that's why I'm asking.

Also any online places to order bulk bullets?
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:47 AM
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Ed's Gun shop .. Vass Nc ask for Carlos. He sells alot of what we need.. Barnes Tmz I think and also Pt Golds in bulk. Pt 's shoot great out of my Encores.

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