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Old December 24, 2018, 03:07 PM   #1
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50 cal. NEF Huntsman

Recently bought a used New England Firearms Huntsman 50cal. In line muzzleloders. I purchased the replacement breech plug that takes 209 primers directly with no carrier. It came with the manual and it gives you a couple of different loads for it but I cant find the grain bullets they reccomend. 250 and 300 grain. Bullets seem to be the standard. Can I shoot these safely out of my gun with pyrodex pellets? Even though the book doesnt state it.
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Old December 24, 2018, 04:55 PM   #2
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Sure. You may have to experiment with different weights and powder charges to get the best accuracy/ Loose powder is better and cheaper than pellets.
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Old December 24, 2018, 06:47 PM   #3
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I've used Pyrodex, 777, and now BH209 in my NEF muzzle loader with no issues. My manual says with conicals from 250-490 grains use 40-120 grains of loose powder, or up to 150 grains with Pyrodex pellets. I use a 270 grain Areoflite bullet and 90 grains BH209 powder and it gives me a 2" group at 100 yards.
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Old December 25, 2018, 07:30 AM   #4
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Just make sure to use the ramrod as shown in the manual.For range use I would buy a one piece rod and only use the collapsible one in the field.I have A Sidekick my son has a Huntsman.These guns shoot just as well or better than inlines I have that cost a lot more.
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