I am getting poor accuracy with the powerbelts and two 50 grain triple sevens. What works for you out of this flinter? I am about ready to go back to my thirty year old CVA Mountain Rifle with round balls.
Do you lube these conicals? My buddy talked me into the PA Pellet Rifle and now the Mountain Rifle sits. It is a beautiful flinter with brown blueing. I bought it in the late 70's or early 80's when muzzleloader hunting in PA was just heating up. It did me right.
Pick up fom FFg or FFFG real black powder or some Pioneer Powder Shockey's Gold in FFG or FFFG and run with it. Powder charges for a flinter in .50 caliber shouldn't really even go to 100 grains unless on the RARE occassion that you have a rifle that like that heavy of a charge. The PA Pellet I owned and sold LOVED 80 grains of Shockey's FFG seated firmly, but NOT packed tightly, under a 300 grain Power belt HP or a 325 grain Hdy Great plains bullet. They aren't meant for PRB's but will shoot them reasonably well d/t the barrel's rate of twist. The 245's are a little too light and short, requiring a slower rate of twist to get the best accuracy.
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I use roundball in mine along with loose powder, goex. I continuesly hit the bullseye at 30 yards with it but wanna have it sighted in at least to 50 yards with it, I love shooting roundball out of it.
Interesting post, I just bought one last year , I was always curious what everyone else uses too.
I use 2 x50 gr Triple 7 pellets, and Hornady SST 250 gr sabots.
I had to fool with tbe factory sights ( adj) but it hits
Good @ 50 for me now. This will be the first hunting season with it for me.
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