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Traditions Deerhunter

I bought one of these years ago for my dad and shot it the other day for the first time. Well It didn't shoot for beans. I have a hawkin and am experienced shooting flinters so flinching isn't an issue. My question is would a power belt or sabot make a difference versus a PRB. Are these safe in the older models. It has a 1:48 twist. We started low charge, then progressed and that didn't work either.Thanks in advance for your help.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-25-2014, 02:15 PM
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Re: Traditions Deerhunter

Either a sabot or ball should shoot in a 1 in 48. Kind of a middle of the road twist. My deerhunter shoots decent with roundballs. Never hurts to try powerbelts though!
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Re: Traditions Deerhunter

Sabot between 185 grains and 240 grains shoot best in that particular ML right around 75-85 grains. Hornady PA Conicals in 240 grain are good also. T/C offers 20-pks of either the 185s or 240 gr XTP bullets with green 44cal sabots. T/C Cheap Shot bullets in 240 grain are a good buy also.
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Re: Traditions Deerhunter

Hornady xtp 240 grain with 80gr. Of powder. Perfect for my traditions
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295 grain powerbelts 70 grains of powder... Love that combination been shooting it for years

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Re: Traditions Deerhunter

Power belts are costly to play with. Sabot are less costly and shoot well after you figure out what charge to use?
But,i would say with your prb deal,you need to try different thickness of patches to zero it in. These have alot to do with how well it will send a ball to the target!

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Re: Traditions Deerhunter

Same on the powerbelts and 70 grain. At 50 it's dead on out of my traditions deer Hunter. I use the aero tip ones. They fly better than the blunt nose. They are pricey but I'd rather spend some money at the range and in supplies than not be confident in what I'm shooting. With all the what if in muzzleloading like spark and wet powder not working etc....I want to control all the variables I can...so if the gun does go off I know it should fly true.
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