So I picked up a CVA Buckhorn muzzloader recently. I plan on using it to hunt whitetail. On the farm I mainly bowhunt most of my shots are within 100yds if I'm in the timber, but when i hunt the field edges I could have shots out to a mile (I obviously know I can't shoot that far). The other farm I hunt on is mostly longer range over open fields as there really isn't any timber to speak of.
I'm looking for suggestions on bullet type/weight as well as powder type/amount that will maximize my distance. I'm thinking I'll stick to bow and maybe the 12 ga for the one farm, and take the muzzy out to the open field farm.
I am brand new to muzzleloading aside from having shot them a few times. I did pick up some Hogdon pellets and some bullets just so I can shoot and get comfortable with the gun, but I'd like to hear from your experiences what may work best in hunting situation before i get all serious about sighting in.