What type of powder do you lose in your muzzleloader

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RE: What type of powder do you lose in your muzzleloader

Postby shaman » Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:09 am

Triple Seven.  

I shoot a TC Hawken with a .54 Green Mountain IBC barrel, and Lee R.E.A.L. cast bullets.  I shoot 90 grains of Triple Seven.  
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RE: What type of powder do you lose in your muzzleloader

Postby Wanderer » Sat Sep 12, 2009 2:36 am

I use Shockey's Gold FFFG. Still working out the ideal bullet weight and powder charge.

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RE: What type of powder do you lose in your muzzleloader

Postby amcveigh » Sat Sep 12, 2009 3:49 am

I use 100 grains of loose black mag 3, its alot faster and cleaner than tripple seven.

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Postby CB on the run » Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:36 am

Hey Amcveigh,
What bullet are you shooting and what velocity did you get? I haven't found a powder that beats Triple 7 for speed but have not tried Black Magic yet.

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RE: What type of powder do you lose in your muzzleloader

Postby marshall9779 » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:03 am

I just started muzzloading last year using loose Shockey's Gold. I worked ok. I hated how inconsistent the grain sizes are. I also noticed a drop in my groups a couple months after I initially opened the can even though it was shut tight. I was able to get a 1 1/2" group using 200gr Shockwaves. I heard all the hype about Blackhorn 209 and picked a bottle up this summer. Man, it cut my group in have, basically a clover leaf no at 100yds measuring .75" accross. No swabbing between shots which I was having to do with the Shockeys even though they claim you don't. Cleans farily easy using Hopes, but the breech plug takes a little more attention. The velocity should be about 200 fps faster than the Shockeys as well. It's expensive, but I don't do a ton of shooting and to me it's well worth it. Now I just need to get rid of the Shockeys. Anyone in MD want about 2/3 - 3/4 of a can of Shockey's?

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RE: What type of powder do you lose in your muzzleloader

Postby tnt1960 » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:09 am

I shoot 100 grains of Triple 7 in pellet form. That`s what works best in my CVA Optima Pro.
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RE: What type of powder do you lose in your muzzleloader

Postby CB on the run » Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:57 am

I can't believe that he puts his name on that stuff. Low velocities and ignition problems. I actually saw one of the sticks come out of my friends ML smoking and hit the ground about 40-50 yards out.

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RE: What type of powder do you lose in your muzzleloader

Postby HoneyHole » Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:06 am

Been using American Pioneer for 3 years after I got sick of cleaning out the 777 crud ring. Both my Knight Disc, and my buddy's Omega are hitting paper plates at 300 yards. 150 grains (3 sticks) with 300 gr SST's. I changed over to Barnes Expanders after poor bullet performance from the SST's. 

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RE: What type of powder do you lose in your muzzleloader

Postby MSHunter » Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:43 pm

I'm using 100 grs of 777 pellets (2x50) with a Precision Rifle 340 gr Dead Center Sabot.
I thinking of trying powder versus pellets this year. I'm also toying with the idea of trying
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