Try a few low power loads first. I use my 50 cal rifle for hunting rabbits with a 25 grain load of 2f followed by 20 to 25 grains of malto meal to raise the volume of the load so the ball would not have an air gap at the breech plug. 840 fps and super accurate to 50 meters.
One of the great draws to muzzleloading is it puts the fun back into shooting. The joy of trying different loads, different load components, and the fun shooting ringing it all out. Thanks for having fun and sharing it with all of us.
Brit thanks for sharing your hunt with all of us. I hope you get to feeling better soon!
While this forum is full of a diverse group of hunters and hobbyist all with unique outlooks and experiences. I truly enjoy the discussions back and forth but let's not forget that this post started as a...