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Author Topic: long range muzzleloading  (Read 348 times)

Offline notsams

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long range muzzleloading
« on: November 20, 2018, 07:44:49 PM »
   Minnesota made it legal to have a scope on a muzzle loader last year, so I put a scope I had on hand on my 700 Rem ML. I was wondering. Has anyone tried to shoot a muzzle loader out to 400 yards. I think I'm going to give it a try. Wish me luck.  I'm only going to shoot at targets that far.

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Re: long range muzzleloading
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2018, 06:47:49 AM »
i personally have never tried it, but have heard of it being done.  I just got a new muzzleloader for christmas last year and put a cds on it, so might give it a try on some targets as well if I ever find the time.
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Re: long range muzzleloading
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2018, 08:02:39 AM »
I have never tried it but i know you will need plenty of Ky windage even with that Rem 700 ML. Please keep us posted.
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Re: long range muzzleloading
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2018, 09:36:40 AM »
well looking at my drop yardage at 250 yard my bullet drops 25 inches using 100 grain of blackhorn powder out of my muzzleloader just so info
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Re: long range muzzleloading
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2018, 10:30:22 AM »
i've heard 250 yards w/o much issue. nothing out to 400
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Re: long range muzzleloading
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2018, 01:36:46 PM »
While I wouldn't recommend it on a living critter, there are lots of people out there making long range shots with their smokepoles and even long range competitions - I have no doubt you can get on target at 400.  I'm shooting inside MOA at 150 yards and still well above speed of sound - will have to go dig up my data to see when it drops to subsonic, but should be beyond 400 so I'd expect decent groups yet at that range if punching paper.

Here's some Barnes data to give you a feel for ballistics across a range of muzzle velocities & pill weights, but only goes out to 300 yards.
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