What rifle are you shooting? In my Lyman...my deer load is 80grs. of 2f Swiss with the 325gr. REAL bullet. Whitetails are all I've shot with it, but there's no muledeer that's gonna stand up to it either.
A good load for my rifle might be a horrible load for your rifle. Not just because they may have different barrel lengths and rates of twist, but also because each muzzleloader seems to be an individual, shooting differently than other muzzleloaders, even from the same manufacturer. Much more so than for modern cartridge guns.
What kind of gun do you have? What is its barrel length and rate of twist? That will influence whether you want to use a round ball, short conical, long conical, or even sabot (though sabots are illegal during muzzleloader season in some states). Once you have an idea of what kind of projectile you should be looking at, start experimenting until you come up with a load that's not too heavy, and shoots well and consistently.
We all think about getting in shape for that up coming big game hunt but what about your truck or suv? Just how much thought goes through your mind on getting it ready for that out of the way hunt that you are heading out on?
The first thing that I usually do is check the tires. If they need replacement think what would happen if you get 50 miles from nowhere and not one but two of them go flat or blow out on you. What are you going to do? When my tires usually get...