Re: New to inline need HELP!
Muzzleloaders are fairly inexpensive to shoot. I suggest you take a variety of components to the range and do your own testing with your own rifle. Write the results down if you have been shooting several rifles, so you won't forget what works best for you. I've used Triple 7 pellets (1 pellet = 50 grains of powder), and I've used Goex black powder. Pellets are easy to load, drop 2 pellets down the barrel and push a projectile of somekind down the barrel on top of the powder, put a cap on the nipple and you are ready to shoot. If you are using Goex or loose powder, you have to measure out 90 - 100 grains and pour that down the barrel, followed by the projectile and cap. Use a measure to pour powder into the barrel, don't pour from a powder flask or horn (an ember could ignite the whole flask, the bang would hurt). I've used patched round balls, sabots, and mini balls for projectile, each has an advantage. The round balls are really cheap to cast yourself, and at 100 yards thye can be very accurate. Mini balls cost more than round balls, and sabots and bullets to put in the sabots are the most expensive. In my state sabots are not legal to hunt with, but that doesn't mean you can't use them to test for accuracy. If you have more questions, post them, or drop some of the members here an email. Most of us will be glad to help you. I'm new to this forum, but I've been shooting muzzleloaders for over 20 years, and I own several, rilfes, shotguns and handguns.