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

Maximum Range

Old 03-01-2002, 06:06 AM
  #1  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Covington LA USA
Posts: 40
Default Maximum Range

Just curious to see what each of you think your maxium hunting range is with your BP gun and favorite hunting load. Open sights and/or with a scope.

Mine is 100yds, with open sights using 2 50gr pyrodex pellets and a 260gr Knight Lead Saboted bullet.

Edited by - irishcajun on 03/01/2002 07:08:32
irishcajun is offline  
Old 03-01-2002, 06:33 AM
  #2  
Typical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Hickory NC USA
Posts: 964
Default RE: Maximum Range

I took a doe at 155yds with my knight 45 cal this past season but had to pass up a very big buck at 267 yds.I was using the power belts 225 gr with 110 grs. of pyro select

herman is offline  
Old 03-01-2002, 07:04 AM
  #3  
Boone & Crockett
 
Tazman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Fredericksburg Virginia USA
Posts: 13,672
Default RE: Maximum Range

irishcajun I have a scope on my wolverine and even though I am not quite sighted in at 100 yards I feel very confidant that 100 yards is well within my range, I am shooting the same load and bullet as you. I would be interested to hear from anyone the maximum range on this load, what I call a maximum range is the range where if properly hit they are DOWN for the count.

The Tazman
Tazman is offline  
Old 03-01-2002, 08:20 AM
  #4  
Typical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Wabash, IN
Posts: 826
Default RE: Maximum Range

I would be comfortable out to 125yds with my current favorite load (348gr Powerbelt Aerotip & 115gr Cleanshot) without having to adjust any sights or scope.

I'd be willing to bet that upping the powder to 125gr would allow me accurate 150yd kill shots - I just don't have a local range that long to check it out.


"Every moving thing that liveth, I give unto you as meat" (Gen 9:3)

Trust God..........but keep your powder dry!
Mark whiz is offline  
Old 03-02-2002, 08:03 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location:
Posts: 11
Default RE: Maximum Range

100 yds. or less using either 90 gr. of FFg and roundballs for deer or 110 gr. of FFg and 430 gr. T/C maxi-balls for elk out of my .54 cal. Renegade. Works out real well for me because P.O.I. are close enough too the same that I don't have to change my sights. Also should mention that I had T/C install their peep-sight on my gun.
canyonman is offline  
Old 03-02-2002, 08:59 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: chiefland Florida USA
Posts: 5,417
Default RE: Maximum Range

CVA mag-bolt 150. in 45 cal.with 3x9 scope.
I shoot 3 50gr. pyrodex pellets and a 225 power belt bullet.
I took a 6pt. at 125 yrds. this year,and feel good about 150 yrds. would try one out to 200 yrds. if it was a broadside and had a good soild rest.


I am not a hunter I am a whitetail population reduction specialest

remember keep your back to the sun, your knife sharp, and your powder dry.
Tree climber is offline  
Old 03-02-2002, 10:05 AM
  #7  
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 27,585
Default [Deleted]

[Deleted by Admins]
Deleted User is offline  
Old 03-03-2002, 07:40 PM
  #8  
Nontypical Buck
 
Rob in VT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Central VT/Big Horn WY
Posts: 1,451
Default RE: Maximum Range

I shoot a T/C Encore. I will shoot with confidence out to about 150 yards. I shoot 130 grains of pellets and use a T/C PTX in a 250 grain sabot. I have targeted out to 225 yards and the bullet dropped about 5". I am going to try the powerbelts this summer.

. . . Rob
Rob in VT is offline  
Old 03-04-2002, 12:54 AM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: A shack in Arkansas
Posts: 2,029
Default RE: Maximum Range

ditto rob^
soarkrebel is offline  
Old 03-04-2002, 09:53 AM
  #10  
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 27,585
Default [Deleted]

[Deleted by Admins]
Deleted User is offline  

Quick Reply: Maximum Range


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.