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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-13-2010, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Firestorm shooters

Whats your projectiles of choice that you have found to be accurate with the 1/48 twist? Gonna be spending some time this summer and looking for some options. I have been shooting the Maxi-Hunters behind 90 grains of 2F.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-13-2010, 10:48 PM
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Re: Firestorm shooters

WHen i use to have a firestorm, i found that round balls with 90g of 3 F was the most accurate for me.. I still wish i had that gun.
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Re: Firestorm shooters

Powerbelt aerotips .245 with 80 gr 3F BP gives me TIGHT groups at 50 yds. I'm gonna mess with the loads some more this summer and work on patched RB's. cheaper on the wallet if I find the right load.

Hopefully will start casting my own RB's too. I love this gun, but do want to get a more traditional style flinter someday
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Re: Firestorm shooters

Maxi Hunter 350 grain with 90 grains 2F work great for mine. I have never tried round balls but I have heard the same as what Zac stated, they work very well out of Firestorms.

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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-13-2010, 11:09 PM
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I shoot 320 grain maxi-balls with 70 grains of 3f bp. I used to use 275 grain maxi-hunters with the same amount of powder that worked very well too.
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295 Aerotip Powerbelts and 90gr.(settled) of 2F BP. Seat the Powerbelt firmly on the powder but no need to pound it down. I run a spit patch after every shot. Five shot group at 75 yards of just under 2".....Yep, it's that accurate. The biggest issue that I've found with people shooting any muzzleloader is that many are not very good at shooting with open sights. It takes a lot of practice, but open sights can be deadly accurate at surprisingly long ranges.

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Re: Firestorm shooters

A lot of bullets.

powerbelts, round balls, thor conicals, some sabots, multiple conicals. Just cover your eyes with one hand, do a twirl and with your other hand, grab something in the pile, go shoot!
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-13-2010, 11:28 PM
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try the T/C cheap shots 240gr they shot really great out of my daughter gun

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240gr Shockwaves, 90gr American Pioneer fff. Kills deer dead.

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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-13-2010, 11:36 PM
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powerbelts have been the choice for my brother,we spend a lot of time playing with different loads[which by the way will make you a better shooter no matter what you load] 70-85 grains depends if using 2F or 3F.just a little 4F in the pan,to much will bring you disapoinment
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