Lookin for some advice

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by Mossyoakman3006, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Mossyoakman3006

    Mossyoakman3006 New Member

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    I just bought a T/C Omega Z5 this is the first blackpowder rifle I have ever owned and I trying to find a good powder, primer, and bullet combo that shoots well in this rifle. Thanks for the help
     
  2. montveil

    montveil New Member

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    At what ranges and terrain are you hunting?
     

  3. Mossyoakman3006

    Mossyoakman3006 New Member

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    From 20 yards to 200 sometimes im in the woods sometimes im shootin across cow pastures so a good all around combo been doin some lookin thinkin about powerbelts, white hots, and triple 7 primers what do ya think?
     
  4. montveil

    montveil New Member

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    sounds like you need a load for 200 yds.
    If you go to the Powerbelt site there is trajectory charts for loads and bullet weights.
    Assuming you want around 1000 foot pounds at the 200 yard range and I would think the platinum 270 pushed by at least 2 X 50 grain pellets of Triple Seven will equal 901. Zeroed at 150 yards will give you a high point of 3.4 inches out to 150 yds and a drop of 8 inches at 200 yds
    3 pellets =1257 ft pounds, a mid point rise of 2.2 inches and a drop of 5 inches at 200

    Under 100 yds using your 150 yd zero still using your 270 platinum plus 2 X 50 grain pellets will give you mid range rise of 3.6 inches

    Maybe a load of 130 grains (2X50 plus 1X30) might be a comprise.
    Practice, practice, practice until loading becomes an automatic action
    Good luck
     
  5. onetuza

    onetuza New Member

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    Never run for a bus.
     
  6. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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