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Thread: T/C 50 cal target loads

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    T/C 50 cal target loads

    Just bought a very nice Renagade. Its going to be a 50yd plinker to take along with my 22lr Sillhouette gun.

    Im just punching paper so no concern with power.

    Im assuming a .495 mold. I have a lot of Kik and swiss 2F. How low should I start to find a 50yd paper load?
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    Most of my muzzle loaders are 50 caliber and I use 0.490 round balls with pillow ticking. My Lee mold says .490 but they end up as .495 so I use 0.010 commercial patches. I use 70 grains of Goex FFG or if it is cold I bump up to 80 grains to get a bit more oomph. You could start with 60 grains and work around that.

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    T/Cs have shallow rifling and 1/48 twist. I know they like to be pacthed tight!
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    50 gr 2F is a good place to start for target loads, you can drop down to 40 gr for 3F that's what my rifle likes for trail walk loads . Go up or down 5 grs and see what the rifle tells you .

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    With swiss start at 40-45 grains per volume and go up from there.
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    1 grain per caliber + 5 most always gives good accuracy .

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    I shoot a Renegade a lot in our monthly club matches. I use a .490 ball and 0.025 ticking. I use 50gr of ff for 25 and 50 yards. I bump it to 60gr at 100 yards. I do have to adjust my aim point at 100 yards. You just have to try a .490 and a .495 and see which works better for you.

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    Working up the loads is half the fun and you never know what you didn't try. Start at 50 or even 40 an work up in 5 gr increments.
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    Thanks for the info guys. I hope this gun shows some accuracy.
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