I'm getting ready for returning to Colorado, West Elk Wilderness in 2011, I wished this year but thats how the ball bounces. I feel that a person can help it be a more successful hunt and I'm always looking ahead and I'm continueing to learn and log as much info as possible to be better so maybe this will help someone or you may have some input that may help me.
I bought some new Powerbelt bullets they are 338 gr Platinum 50.cal and I bought the Triple seven powder not the pellets and am using 150 grains. And I am shooting with fiber optic sights only.
I'm not taking my favorite muzzzleloader my Encore, because its heavy with a wooden stock "it would get beat up bad where I go" and is scoped. Instead I will be using my backup Magbolt 150 it has 1 :28 twist stainless camo synthetic stalk muzzleloader and no scope.
I shot 2 rounds today off the back of my tailgate at 75 yards and found out the tips on the bullets had come off from my ram rod which don't help accuracy, but can say the first one shot about 1" high and 6" to the right and the next and last one shoot 1" high and 2" to the right. Not bad at all in my book with iron sights.
It's still pretty cold here, but I just wanted to see how these bullets would shoot and can say I feel sorry for whatever ends up on the other end of my barrel.
Is there any way to tell when the dates for muzzleloader will be for 2011 or do you have to wait till that year?
And we are all going to put in for points this year and I think 2 pts will work for #54 now with the new regs.?