Black Powder Ask opinions of other hunters on new technology, gear, and the methods of blackpowder hunting.

white bison .540

Old 10-27-2014, 05:21 AM
  #1  
Nontypical Buck
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: gilbert az
Posts: 1,168
Default white bison .540

anybody out there have a bison .540 ? i just bought one and haven't shot it yet i ordered some no excuses 535 gr bullets and i'm just looking for any comments on loads or other issues with the gun.
muzzlestuffer is offline  
Old 10-27-2014, 07:03 AM
  #2  
Dominant Buck
 
cayugad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 21,193
Default

My Bison is a .50 caliber. It sure loves big lead. But don't push too much powder under them. That large lead only needs like 70 grains to be effective on deer. I would start out with 70 grains and see what it does. Good luck and keep us posted.
cayugad is offline  
Old 10-27-2014, 08:00 AM
  #3  
Typical Buck
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 921
Default

I have one. Those 535s shoot great with 65- 75 grains of T7 3F. You can shoot them with 90 grains as well if you want to increase velocity but perhaps not accuracy.

The 425 Great Plains shoot very well also.
Josmund is offline  
Old 10-27-2014, 11:00 AM
  #4  
Nontypical Buck
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: gilbert az
Posts: 1,168
Default

ok thank's for the info guy's cant wait to shoot this thing! i still have to decide if i want to go with scope or lyman peep sight which is what i'm leaning towards.
muzzlestuffer is offline  
Old 10-27-2014, 11:19 AM
  #5  
Typical Buck
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 921
Default

Does it have the myrtle wood stock? If so, you may want to look at strengthening the pistol grip.
Josmund is offline  
Old 10-27-2014, 11:20 AM
  #6  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,037
Default

I also have a 540 Bison. I call it my little cannon. The No Excuses shoot well out of it. I use a peep sight and feel comfortable out to 80 yards or a bit more.
Good luck with your rifle, it must be the one I saw on gunbroker.
Art
flounder33 is offline  
Old 10-27-2014, 05:24 PM
  #7  
Nontypical Buck
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: gilbert az
Posts: 1,168
Default

yeah i glass bed all of my stocks but i am going to have some laminated stocks made for the g-series gun's and some made for the super 91's. i have a g-series that cracked right at the point at the safety cut out but was able to drive a screw down thru with some glue on it and the best part it is under the back of the action can't even see it. thanks for the tip
muzzlestuffer is offline  
Old 10-27-2014, 05:27 PM
  #8  
Nontypical Buck
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: gilbert az
Posts: 1,168
Default

Originally Posted by flounder33 View Post
I also have a 540 Bison. I call it my little cannon. The No Excuses shoot well out of it. I use a peep sight and feel comfortable out to 80 yards or a bit more.
Good luck with your rifle, it must be the one I saw on gunbroker.
Art
yes that's the one i paid a good buck for it but brand new can't beat that. thanks i'll let you guy's know how it goes.
muzzlestuffer is offline  
Old 10-27-2014, 09:00 PM
  #9  
Spike
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 21
Default

I saw that one. A .540 would be nice but I recently picked up a 2nd white lightning so I had to pass. Someday I'll get one.
chicken little is offline  
Old 10-28-2014, 04:18 AM
  #10  
Nontypical Buck
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: gilbert az
Posts: 1,168
Default

yeah that's too bad at least we didn't get into a bidding war !!
muzzlestuffer is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.