Your question: How far can a 45 cal muzzleloader shoot?

A 200 grain XTP is murder on deer as is a 195 grain XPB Barnes, both in 40 cal. The Omega comes compatible with the BH209 semi-smokeless powder and makes for a real nice load to shoot out to 200 yards. With eitherof those bullets in a . 45 one can expect accuracy of 1″ or less at 100 yards.

How far can the average muzzleloader shoot?

These days there are many quality muzzleloaders capable of precision accuracy at 200 yards. But maximizing muzzleloader accuracy is more difficult than shooting tight groups with a centerfire rifle.

How far can you shoot a deer with a muzzleloader?

For any ethical hunter, 200 yards is about the limit of ballistic and shooter performance for a modern muzzleloader.

How far is a 50 cal muzzleloader accurate?

muzzleloader. With the “open sights” rules in effect in Washington for muzzleloaders (i.e., no scopes!), I have found my effective range for a deer-sized animal to be about 100 yards. Using a peep sight has extended this to about 110-120 yards, but I am usually reluctant to shoot that far.

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How much does a muzzleloader drop at 100 yards?

If you zeroed for 100 yards, it would shoot about 2 1/2″ high at 50 yards and drop about 9″ at 150.

How far will a 50 muzzleloader bullet travel?

50 can have a ballistic maximum distance of 7000m but don’t quote me on that. I will answer for rifles. If the rifle is held by a standing shooter who is 6′ tall, the bullet will impact the ground somewhere around 550 yards to 650 yards, depending on the rifle, powder charge and bullet weight.

Do I have to clean my muzzleloader after every shot?

You really need to clean the barrel and breech plug after every shot (or every other shot). NOTE: I actually shoot two times before cleaning. Once with the clean barrel at one target and once with the dirty barrel at a second target. … Consistent shooting requires consistent loading and cleaning.

Where do you aim a deer with a muzzleloader?

The 7 Best Positions and Places to Shoot a Deer

  1. Lung Shot. Many newbie hunters try to shoot deer behind the shoulder as they stand broadside. …
  2. Shoulder Shot. The shoulder shot can take out an aorta or even the heart. …
  3. Quartering Away. …
  4. Quartering Toward. …
  5. Head On. …
  6. Straight Away. …
  7. From Above.

Can you leave a muzzleloader loaded?

Well, you “can” of course leave your muzzleloader loaded for as long as you want, and you are the one that is responsible if you do so. Shooting it out at the end of the day is always best, but those that plead “but do I have to?” likely will not be satisfied.

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How far can you shoot an elk with a muzzleloader?

It REALLY depends on you weapon, load and sight. A modern, scope sighted in-line, shooting quality bullets is capable of taking elk out to 200+ yards.

Are heavier muzzleloader bullets more accurate?

Here’s the truth about knock-down and penetration: With muzzleloaders, you increase knockdown and penetration by going with a heavier and/or harder bullet. The powder charges that produce accuracy are still between 80-120 grains but, the heavier bullet carries more momentum into the target.

How far can you shoot a muzzleloader with open sights?

Senior Member. Anymore 50 yards is the best I can do with open sights. Luckily in Utah we can have scopes so its not an issue, If I wasn’t able to hunt with a scope but my muzzy excepted a scope I would put one on for load workup then remove for hunting.

What can happen if there is a gap between the base of the bullet sabot and powder?

Short Start — No one knows exactly why, but leaving air space between a powder charge and an unseated projectile can cause a bulge in the barrel, and, in some cases, a rupture. … Putting more powder often produces more recoil but not additional velocity.

How much does a muzzleloader drop at 150 yards?

There is between 4-5″ of drop between 100 and 150 yards in our guns. That is with either pellets or loose.