Whats the best load for a 100 yard shot? I have used 90 to 100 grains of pyrodex, with a 240 grain Sabot and cannot shoot a tight group for the life of me! When I used Pyrodex Pellets it was worse. Thanks for any input.........
It is definitely worth trying a bunch of different sabots. I don't know why they are different, but with 100 grains of pyrodex (powder or pellets did not seem to make a difference) my Black Diamond liked the 240 gr Barnes ML sabot and the Thompson Center Mag-pro sabot. It didn't like the Thompson Center PTX or any of the PowerBelt bullets. Also try the Thompson Center maxi-ball- it has been accurate in several of my muzzleloaders.
If you can't get a 1-2 inch group at 100 yards, call the technical people at Thompson Center. I have spoken to them several times. They live and breathe this stuff, and are always willing to give you helpful advice.
Whats the best load for a 100 yard shot?.................
We have a Black Diamond 50 cal & use the following:
- Hornady Sabots w/XTP Bullets - Hornady Sabots w/Nosler 44 cal HP
I use 100 grains of pyrodex with either 350 grain Hornady FPB's or 245 grain Buffalo Bullet Ball-et with good results.
100 grains pyrodex and 295 powerbelt