View Full Version : Jim shockey's big stick loads?
December 19, 2008, 10:36 AM
I was wondering if anyone tried these 150gr.magnum loads.How would they compare with regular triple seven.Power accracey and consictancey?
December 19, 2008, 11:27 AM
A fool and their money are soon parted.
December 19, 2008, 12:11 PM
December 19, 2008, 12:26 PM
What's wrong with blackpowder? You know the real stuff!
December 19, 2008, 02:49 PM
I see that the previous three replie were of great help to your honest question. :barf:
Cannot help you much as well as I mostly shoot loose powder. My experiance is that 777 is hotter that the American pioneer products. I currently shoot American pioneer in most of my personal Traditionals and 777 in the rifles we teach with. I really do not care for any pellets as I know how inconsistant they can be and loading problems.
Be Safe !!!
Wild Bill Bucks
December 19, 2008, 03:21 PM
This reply will not hold true for all rifles, but from what I have seen it will be true for 90% of the rifles made today.
Just because a rifle will handle a 150 grain load, does not mean it will shoot this load with any great accuracy.
Most of the guys (including myself) that have gone to any length, to play with different loads, will tell you that their rifle will hold accuracy up to 130 grains, but after that, will start to scatter rounds all over the target.
At 100 yards, any one of my 3 rifles will hold a group of about 1 1/2" from 90 grains up to 120 grains, but at 130 grains, the groups will open up to about 5" and at 140 grains to about 12" groups. At 150 grains, I can't get on a 3 ft piece of cardboard.
The sabot is probably the culprit, but after trying several different kinds, I finally went with the MMP Black sabot, and stay at around 100 grains of 777.
As I said before, some rifles seem to handle the 150 grain load pretty much OK, but they are sure in the minority.
Mostly what I think, is anything over 100 grains, is just a waste of your money. ( On whitetail anyway)
December 21, 2008, 11:23 AM
I use 777 loose powder in my gun.I don't feel you can buy a better powder.Shooting anything over a 100gr. is a waste for deer.But if you are going for far shots or hunting dangerus game like jim shockey than a 150gr.would be loaded in my gun.I was just wondering about the new product.I won't run out and buy anything over 777 powder.
December 21, 2008, 01:07 PM
jaymag, haven`t tried the sticks. As Pahoo and others have stated, don`t care much for pellets. Have had best luck with loose powders. Think I`ll stick with AP. Wonder if the sticks burn from the inside out like the pellets?
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