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Robin asked in SportsOutdoor RecreationHunting · 8 months ago

is a 577 muzzle loading rifle with 100grains of black good enough for deer hunting?

4 Answers

  • John
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    8 months ago
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    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.

    Good luck.

  • 8 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.

  • 8 months ago

    Yes. Easily. Just make sure you do not have an antique with poorly made barrels.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Should be good enough out to about 100 yards.  Go get 'em, Robin.

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