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Muzzleloader Ballistics

Discussion in 'Ohio Whitetail Deer Hunting' started by Lundy43123, Dec 22, 2002.

  1. If anybody needs the balistics for the powder charge and bullet wieght they are shooting this year I have information for various bullets with 100 (ffg or pyrodex)and 150 (3 pyrodex pellets)grain loads. While it may not be exact (bullet manufacturers)it will be very, very close.

    The data that I have is for bullets with sabots only. I don't have any data on round balls or maxi's.

    Just post your powder charge and bullet weight and I'll give you the velocities, trajectory and energy at various yardages.

    Kim
     
  2. ok

    100 gr ff
    240 gr hornady sabot
    Thanks:)
     

  3. Thanks Lundy

    However I just use maxiballs:(

    However I will say what I use .50 caliber in case somebody else has the data.

    350 grain maxiballs
    90 grains pryodex RS

    And my range is to 50 yards since that is all I have shot at the range.
     
  4. Hey Nut,I'm showing from a Thompson Center book that you are shooting @ 1465 ft per sec and muzzle energy @ 1764 ft lbs. They also say this is the recomended load for optimum accuracy and performance.
    If you are 2-3in high @ 50 yds you should be good out to 90 -110 yds.
    Knock 'em down.
     
  5. 50 cal. CVA Apollo - using 100 gr.

    Sighted in this moring with a new simmons scope ..... ouch, my shoulder is feeling it now after a dozen or so shots!

    ithoyts
     
  6. Thanks Gator Guy:D :cool:
     
  7. cva magbolt 150.shootin 90 grains pyrodex and 240 grain t/c sabot
     
  8. Ok, Here is what I have.

    This information come from barnes bullets and Knight muzzleloaders. While it may not be exact to your gun and load it should be very close.

    When I posted this information for some reason it took my nice little spaced out columns and compressed them all together. It makes this data a little hard to read. The first number is VELOCITY, second is IMPACT, the third is ENERGY in ft/lbs

    100 gr. ffg or pyrodex

    50 cal / 240 bullet
    velocity impact energy
    muzzle 1378, -1.5 , 1012
    50 yds 1303, +1.81 , 905
    100 yds 1234, 0.0 , 812
    150 yds 1177, -7.51 , 739

    50 cal / 260 bullet
    muzzle 1600, - , 1478
    50 yds 1416, +1.63, 1157
    100yds 1259 , 0.0 , 915
    150 yds 1136 , -7.09 , 745

    50cal / 350 bullet
    muzzle 1274 , -1.5 , 1263
    50 yds 1190 , +2.30 , 1101
    100 yds 1125 , 0.0 , 1028
    150 yds 1071 , -9.16 , 892

    150 grains (3 pyrodex pellets) if the gun is rated for this load.

    50cal / 240

    muzzle 1874, -1.5 , 1871
    50 yds 1770, +.64 , 1669
    100 yds 1671, 0.0 , 1488
    150 yds 1578 , -3.75 , 1327
    200 yds 1491 , - 11.00, 1185

    50cal / 260

    muzzle 2140 , - , 2643
    50 yds 1908 , +.69 , 2101
    100 yds 1693 , 0.0 , 1654
    150 yds 1498 , -3.77 , 1295
    200 yds 1328 , -11.39 , 1017

    50 cal / 350 bullet

    muzzle 1802 , -1.5 , 2523
    50 yds 1659 , +.83 , 2138
    100 yds 1528 , 0.0 , 1814
    150 yds 1408 , -4.57 , 1541
    200 yds 1299 , -13.53 , 1310

    I am not saying that anyone should be shooting 150 or 200 yds, just providing the data for you.

    Kim
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 23, 2002
  9. Kim, BORE BUTTER NOOO GOOD!!

    Kim, For some reason I couldn't get on GFO to reply so if your able to post please pass it along. I cleaned my barrel with a hot soapy bath and took it shooting. I used 2/50gr. pellets and a 245gr. CVA Powerbelt. First shot was 8 inches low at 25yds. Moved the scope and hit the orange. First shot at 50 was 4 inch high and a little left. After another move on the scope it was dialed in. 1 inch high at 50 put me 1/2 inch high at 100yds. shot 3 shots and all touching. Thats for passing on that info it has just made my Firehawk an awesome weapon. I was only dropping 7 inches at 200 yds. I saw on your ballistics report that there would be a 7 inch drop at 150. I didn't find it to be nearly that much. Thanks for the help and hope you get a big boy this weekend. -Kevin
     
  10. Kevin,

    That's great news.

    I guess we learn something new everyday.

    Good luck getting a big one this week,

    Kim
     
  11. 45 cal. CVA Eclipse Magnum
    150 gr pyrodex pellets
    180gr hornady hollowpoint sabots
     
  12. HunterDP,

    The information I have shows,

    45 cal/ 150 grain powder/ 180 grain bullet

    Velocity Impact Energy

    Muzzle 2335, -.75 , 2179
    50 yds 2151, +.57, 1848
    100yds 1975, 0.0 , 1559
    150 yds 1819 , -2.81, 1307
    200 yds 1652 , -8.22 , 1091


    Kim
     
  13. an easy way to calculate energy is a simple formula .. bullet speed in fps squared ... example ... 2400fps squared .. 2400x2400=5760000 X bullet weight in grains in this case 180gr bullet 576000X180=1036800000 divided by 450240=2302 ... seems a little complex when you look at it but it is very easy on a calculator I use it all the time when I am handloading, makes it easier than having to look it up all the time .. If you are getting down to knowing what your load does .. get a chronograph and you will see that alot of ammo stats are somewhat exaggerated.
     
  14. TRY THIS ONE

    KNIGHT LK 93 209 PRIMER, 90 GRAINS OF PYRODEX SELECT PUSHING A 240 GRAIN KNIGHT LEAD SABOT. THANKS FOR THE INFO SEEMS TO BE REALLY GOOD TO KNOW THE BALLISTICS. "J"
     
  15. J,

    I don't have any information for a 90 grain load.

    You will just need to use the 100 grain, 240 bullet information posted earlier and reduce it by a small (guess) amount.

    It should put you pretty close, especially at ranges out to 100 yds.

    Kim
     
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