I have been told that these propellants are susceptible to moisture and should be discarded the following year. Does anyone have any experience with using the power or pellets the following year? or any recommendation for storing?
I have some Pyrodex that I have had for over 10 years and haven't noteced any problems with it yet. I personallty believe that if you keep it caped and in a cool place there won't be any ploblems with it.
If you're shooting from the same batch it should be fine. But if you're doing your range work shooting from a fresh batch and then travel to hunt and shoot from a stale batch (or vice-versa) you have stored there that will affect your zero.
Others have offered up a sighting of roughly 2 inches high at 100 yards as a good sighting scheme. In my own experience I have come to favor a sighting of 3.5 inches high at 100 yards. This allows for the individual to hold dead-on (directly in the middle of the top and bottom) the animal out to roughly 350 yards.
Magnum calibers such as the 7mm Remington and 300 Winchester will extend this slightly. At 400 yards I hold directly on the backbone of the animal. The drop at this range allows the...