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by joe817
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Effective Range of a .54 Cal Muzzleloader with Round Balls?
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Re: Effective Range of a .54 Cal Muzzleloader with Round Balls?

Crash wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:06 pm
What's the effective range on whitetail deer of a .54 cal muzzleloader (Lyman GPR) using .530 balls (about 225 grains). The powder charge will be enough 777 ffg to give me a muzzle velocity of around 1800 fps. I think that should do the job on our Central Texas whitetails out to about 100 yards, but don't know for sure.

Opinions? Crash
IMHO when shooting a smoothbore barreled muzzleloader the maximum effective range is about 75-80 yards......Maybe 100 yds.
IMHO when shooting a rifled barrel muzzleloader, the accuracy is extended out greatly to about 500 yards. Some reach out farther than that, but few.

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