I am new to muzzleloading and I have a traditions Pursuit LT. I was wondering if there are any other shooters out there that use one as well that could tell me what ammunition/powder combination to use for the best accuracy.
Up here on the tundra, hunters and shooters are easily identified, the shooters usually kill their deer at 100-200 yds because they have to and the hunters kill theirs at 15-25 yds because they can. Again, I think we are talking about two different sports.I love shooting my traditional MLs. But I do have and hunt with an inline, a CVA Optima. Three 50gr Pyrodex pellets and a 250gr T/C Shockwave sabot(the yellow one) is all ive ever used. DAMN accurate, and powerful. Use 2 pellets at first. All 3 does is extend your range. Shooting inlines isn't cheap, and is not much different than shooting centerline rifles. I'd have no qualms about taking a 200yd shot at a deer(mines scoped).
But seriously, get a traditional. WAY funner!
excellent comment! Couldn’t be any truer. I’m goin to write that one downUp here on the tundra, hunters and shooters are easily identified, the shooters usually kill their deer at 100-200 yds because they have to and the hunters kill theirs at 15-25 yds because they can. Again, I think we are talking about two different sports.
I think the root cause of this is the availability of optics. All optics do is to compensate for a lower skill level in shooting. Many, many people have never, ever been taught how to properly shoot and use iron sights.The fact that "unmentionables" are easily scoped is a big draw to lots of shooters, who never shot anything bigger than a 22 with iron sights. If you can conquer and have faith in the iron sight, a traditional black powder rifle will take any game on this continent inside 100 yards.
Getting over the idea that iron sights aren't accurate is a hard thing to overcome. I know many deer shooters (not hunters in my book), who have never shot anything but scoped guns, even 22's. My best friend was shamed into using irons, by me, and now enjoys using them.
Outdoor writers of the 1930s thru 1950s talk of shots at 300-400 yards with iron sights, that boggles the mind of most modern hunters.