View Full Version : Sight in distance

August 16, 2002, 10:27 AM
A few questions before muzzleloader-deer season
At what range do you sight in your muzzleloader for hunting?
Do you shoot the same load every year?
Do you know your trajectory at every distance out to your personal maximum range with that load?

4V50 Gary
August 17, 2002, 10:27 AM
Haven't hunted w/muzzleloader yet but was told 75 yards was a good distance. Hold over & hold under to adjust.

August 19, 2002, 04:28 PM
I've been trying to find a nice point blank distance. Unfortunately, putting it dead on at 25yds darn near sends the 320gr conical over the target frame at 50yds. I have to drop the 25 yd zero quite low to impact slightly high at 50yds, with a slightly low (1-2") drop at 75yds and a decent drop at 100yds. I dislike having the rifle sighted so low at close range, as that's usually where deer love to pop up at.

Jimmy Mac
August 19, 2002, 04:47 PM
What kind of rifle? What kind of sights?

I take it you have a scope mounted very high above the bore.

August 20, 2002, 11:37 AM
Nope. T/C Grey Hawk with irons. I'm shooting a 320gr Lee REAL conical (I've verified the weights, they run a little heavy) over 90grs of Pyrodex.
Part of the problem is that crappy bead sight and V-notch combo. I shoot very poorly with it.

Jimmy Mac
August 21, 2002, 08:20 AM
The sights have to be your problem. There is no other reason other than a high mounted scope that could cause these problems.