is a 577 muzzle loading rifle with 100grains of black good enough for deer hunting?
- JohnLv 48 months agoFavorite Answer
That is more than enough of a powder charge for deer hunting.
I am assuming you are using a traditional percussion lock rifle. Conical bullets will give you better ballistics than round lead balls. Round lead balls lose velocity so rapidly that even 100 yards is a stretch for effective stopping power. Use conical bullets if possible
If hunting in dense woods, and you don't anticipate a shot beyond 75 yards, even a 60 or 70 grain powder charge will be sufficient for deer hunting.
- curmudgeon55Lv 78 months ago
Many civil war replica rifled muskets are used for deer hunting by the re-enactors . many times with patched round ball loads, other times mini balls, Pedersoli replicas popular, so are the Spanish made replicas sold by CVA . the 1853 or 1861 Enfield patterns fairly popular as hunting guns to 200 yards.
- USAFisnumber1Lv 78 months ago
Yes. Easily. Just make sure you do not have an antique with poorly made barrels.
- Anonymous8 months ago
Should be good enough out to about 100 yards. Go get 'em, Robin.