What is the best load for a 54 cal muzzleloader?

What is the best load for a 54 cal muzzleloader?

The . 54 has practical flexibility for both large and small game. Loading the Evolution with a 100-grain charge of Goex FFFg with a 300-grain Hornady XTP in a Hornady white sabot I shot it against the Traditions .

What is the range of a 50 caliber black powder rifle?

muzzleloader. With the “open sights” rules in effect in Washington for muzzleloaders (i.e., no scopes!), I have found my effective range for a deer-sized animal to be about 100 yards. Using a peep sight has extended this to about 110-120 yards, but I am usually reluctant to shoot that far.

How powerful is a 50 caliber muzzleloader?

A 50 cal round ball weighs 177 grains and has a ballistic coefficient of . 068 . Maximum velocity is around 2000 fps.

How big is a 50 caliber muzzleloader?

Thompson Center Muzzleloading Bullets 50 Cal (490 Diameter) 175 Grain.

How much does a 54 cal round ball weigh?

54 cal. is 230 gr. (. 530 dia.)

How far will a 50 muzzleloader bullet travel?

50 caliber sniper rifle bullet can fly as far as five miles, a host of factors including gravity, wind speed and direction, altitude, barometric pressure, humidity and even the Coriolis Effect act upon the bullet as it travels.

What can a .50 muzzleloader kill?

50 caliber rifle shooting a 260 to 300 grain pistol bullet in a sabot in front of a 100 to 120 grain powder charge will kill any elk on earth. A 385 to 480 grain conical in a . 50 or . 54 with a 100 to 120 grain powder charge will also kill very effectively.

How much does a 50 caliber round ball weigh?

50 cal ball as being 178 gr; but the ones I weighed are running in the range of 202 gr. O.K., I did the math. A . 409 diameter pure lead ball should weigh 176.27376 grains.

Can you use regular bullets in a muzzleloader?

Modern muzzleloader rifles perform best with modern bullets. 45 cal bullets and sabots are the way to go. They are many options with sufficient mass (250-300 grains) for penetration, plus they have better ballistics, controlled expansion and weight retention than . 50 caliber lead conical bullets or Power Belts.

What’s the difference between.45 and.50 caliber black powder?

This is reflected in the international C.I.P. published “maximum recommended service loads.” This is also reflected in the Remington 700ML owner’s manual that limits you to 90 grains of FFg black powder in .45 caliber, but 120 grains in .50 caliber.

Which is the best caliber to shoot a blackpowder?

A vast number of hunters believe that the .50 caliber is the only caliber that blackpowder hunters should shoot. Ever since the “Jeremiah Johnson” movie, the .50 caliber blackpowder rifle has ruled the blackpowder industry. But CVA makes .45 caliber in the APEX and ACCURA rifles.

What’s the difference between FFF and FFF black powder?

FFF black powder is used often in .45 caliber or smaller bore muzzleloaders and sidelocks, FF is the standard for .50 caliber inline muzzleloaders. The “F” designation is just the screen size used in manufacture and the resultant grain size (coarseness).

What’s the difference between.56 and.52 caliber bullets?

Later various derivatives were created using the same basic cartridge, but with smaller-diameter bullets; these were named by the cartridge diameter at the base and mouth. The original No. 56 became the .56-56, and the smaller versions, .56-52, .56-50, and .56-46. The 56-52, the most common of the new calibers, used a 50-cal bullet.