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Muzzleloader question.

Old 11-17-2011, 05:30 AM
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I shoot .50 cal and was wondering if 50 grains of powder behind a powerbelt 222gr aero tip would be enough to kill a deer at 50 yards or less? My wife doesn't like my shotgun because of the recoil and my muzzleloader is the only real alternative for her at this point.

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Old 11-17-2011, 05:59 AM
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Not sure about 50 grains but I shoot 100 grains and the recoil isn't bad at all just depends on the weight of the gun. I have a traditions pursuit pro. good luck
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:58 AM
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I would go 100 grain
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:58 AM
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Possible, but honestly probably not a great combination. My suggestion would be to shoot 80gr or more, and see how the grouping is. I personally would not shoot 50gr. Post this question in the muzzleloading forum if you haven't. The guru's over there will have all the answers you need.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:24 AM
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I you are using pellets, you can buy Triple 7 in 30 grain size, which allows you to put together other combinations, i.e., 30 and 50 to make 80, or three 30s for a 90.
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:26 AM
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Opps forgot about the muzzleloader forum.

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Old 11-17-2011, 04:51 PM
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Try a 175 grn bullet= no kick
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by chas0218 View Post
I shoot .50 cal and was wondering if 50 grains of powder behind a powerbelt 222gr aero tip would be enough to kill a deer at 50 yards or less? My wife doesn't like my shotgun because of the recoil and my muzzleloader is the only real alternative for her at this point.

Thanks,
Chas

Can't she use the T3 Hunter .270 Win.
That you have in your signature?
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