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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-09-2014, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Shooting ability

I am counting the days til muzzleloader comes in. I have witnessed some guys that are amazing shots. So I thought I'd ask the following question.

What is the greatest distance you can accurately shoot your muzzleloader offhand and with a rest(good conditions, open woods)?
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-09-2014, 05:37 PM
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Re: Shooting ability

75 yds for me.

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Re: Shooting ability

I usually carry a shooting monopod and with that I can hold steady at 100 yards.
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Re: Shooting ability

off hand, 50-60. did shoot one at 70 a couple years ago off hand, but would prefer closer. rest, 100 wouldn't be a problem.
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Re: Shooting ability

I feel confident too 100 yards offhand. though in all my years fo hunting with a flintlock i have only taken one at that distance. Most were under 50 yards.
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Re: Shooting ability

I bought a long range hunter green mnt barrel in 45 cal and then had the smitty convert it to flintlock for my renegade .I can hit 100 yards with ease and have taken one deer at 150 yards [img:center][/img]
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Re: Shooting ability

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I feel confident too 100 yards offhand. though in all my years fo hunting with a flintlock i have only taken one at that distance. Most were under 50 yards.
Depends on how big the bull is for me!

The OP's question is hard to answer... or may be I'm reading too much into it? Anyone going to organized BP shoots around the state are well practiced at 100..or even 25. Wind, lighting, the target itself can make or break paper target accuracy at any range. One day you're on, and the next you're not. It doesn't take much on some paper targets to be completely off.

On a foot high standing bear image at 100 yards does the crotch count for accuracy? It doesn't score anything so I figure it doesn't. Would like to go home thinking I'm doing OK.
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50 yards with a rest. Still havent gotten the hang of these things!
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Any one here shoot at the Blue Mountain shoots in Shartlesville? I need to get to them this coming year. Just a little nervous to get started, but I need to!
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Re: Shooting ability

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I feel confident too 100 yards offhand. though in all my years fo hunting with a flintlock i have only taken one at that distance. Most were under 50 yards.
Depends on how big the bull is for me!

The OP's question is hard to answer... or may be I'm reading too much into it? Anyone going to organized BP shoots around the state are well practiced at 100..or even 25. Wind, lighting, the target itself can make or break paper target accuracy at any range. One day you're on, and the next you're not. It doesn't take much on some paper targets to be completely off.

On a foot high standing bear image at 100 yards does the crotch count for accuracy? It doesn't score anything so I figure it doesn't. Would like to go home thinking I'm doing OK.
yep, reading wayyyyyyyyyyyy too much into it!
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