• GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • Join In - We Share Fishing Reports & Outdoor Information Here

     
      You know what we all love...

      The same things you do!!!! Share what you love & enjoy in the outdoors as well as thank those whose posts you 'appreciate.'

      Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
icollectfrogs

powder charges for muzzleloaders

Recommended Posts

icollectfrogs

I bought a Thompson Omega muzzleloader, I haven't shot it yet. I am trying to decide on which powder to use. I've decided on the Barnes 285 spitfire expander MZ slug. I hear there is a new pioneer powder that isn't sulphur based. Has anyone tried it or am I better off going with Hogdson triple 7 charges thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
lunker651

Those barnes spit fire are a real deer killer. That is what I shoot out of my CVA kodiak .50cal. I use 777 100gr pellets to push them. 777 is clean burning and real easy to clean. I don't even use any bore cleaners, just plain water and it cleans real good. I get good groups from the pellets so I'm sticking with them. I don't shoot alot so pellets are okay, money wise but if you are going to shoot alot, you might want to go with powders. American pioneer, 777, and jim shockey's gold is what I would look into for powders. You have to try what your gun likes, every gun is different. Good luck on your new muzzy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mnmuzzleloader

I have used the pioneer powder last fall and just love it, easy to use and cleans up easy. Very happy with it and I was using a Sabertooth slug and a real killer combination.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hines R

I'd recommend Triple Seven Loose. Cheaper to shoot. Higher power with fewer grains of powder. 90 grains of loose is 15% more powerful than other loose powders of that grain. This means that 90 grains of powder actually shoots with the power of 103.5 grains of powder. You need to keep this in mind with Loose Triple Seven. Cleans up really easily.

Ryan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
irvingdog

I'm with Hines. 777 loose is as easy to use as pellets (measure and dump. Takes a second) is way-way-way cheaper, and you can tailor your shot charge. More is not always better. Shoot and clean your gun often, experimenting with the charge amount to find your guns "sweet-spot".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Wanderer
      Snow?  Yeah I finally ran into some today.     And I HAD to get them on the tailgate! 😅   And that is one of the reasons to leave that stuff in MN for a little while.  😎
    • leech~~
      Wow, I am certainly getting beat up over on this side of the fence today.  On month old posts and mostly by the mods oddly. ☹️
    • leech~~
      RICK!!!!!!!!!!!  eyeguy hurt my feelings!  He called me a name and told me to shut up!  He needs a Timeout and Warning!! 😡
    • leech~~
      Not hunting the wet birds this year sorry.  So you mistook my lil funny to Wanderer?  I think he knows I was just pulling his chain.   😉  Good Luck.
    • mrpike1973
      Great story and nice fish! I too just put the boat away did a little river fishing but just to cold on the hands even with gloves. Ice season here we come!
    • MinnowBuckets
      It is definitely getting down to the wire. I want to try and get out one more time if possible! I love ice fishing, but the fall bite has been hot. 
    • monstermoose78
      Says a troller 
    • monstermoose78
      Be careful on public land traps tend to disappear. Don’t set the traps in the open and make another path to check your traps. With duck season going on use traps that will not hold dogs. I like setting banks with mink attractor or 220’s set in rat runs. 
    • monstermoose78
      Before the snow started! That wind was wicked. 
    • Jessab Pierce
      I am looking to start a line this year since I travel 50 miles o e way for work. Looking for any advice and tips. I have some state land I would like to set on. Mostly mink and rats I believe are my targets. Thanks in advance