Idaho hunter solid lead only

Idaho hunter solid lead only

Postby Ukiahhunter » November 30th, 2015, 10:05 pm

Hi everyone. I just ordered a Knight Mountaineer in 50 cal. Idaho requires us to use solid lead bullets and western ignition (#11 or musket cap). Any suggestions for mountaineer loads that have been successful for elk would be appreciated. :D :D :D
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Re: Idaho hunter solid lead only

Postby gt2003 » October 4th, 2016, 6:28 pm

I shoot 80 grains of 777 loose powder and a 220 grain Dead Center Bullet. Incredible performance on deer. Shoot for the lungs and you will get incredible expansion with all bullet energy dissipated into the animal. I almost quit ML hunting until I found the dead centers from precision rifle. Good Luck
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Re: Idaho hunter solid lead only

Postby GMB54-120 » October 6th, 2016, 9:01 am

gt2003 wrote:I shoot 80 grains of 777 loose powder and a 220 grain Dead Center Bullet. Incredible performance on deer. Shoot for the lungs and you will get incredible expansion with all bullet energy dissipated into the animal. I almost quit ML hunting until I found the dead centers from precision rifle. Good Luck


I guess you missed the restrictions for Idaho. You cant use a sabot during the ML season. Elk are also quite a bit different than deer and that load would be pretty low end for elk.
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Re: Idaho hunter solid lead only

Postby GMB54-120 » October 6th, 2016, 9:04 am

Ukiahhunter wrote:Hi everyone. I just ordered a Knight Mountaineer in 50 cal. Idaho requires us to use solid lead bullets and western ignition (#11 or musket cap). Any suggestions for mountaineer loads that have been successful for elk would be appreciated. :D :D :D


Look up NoExcuses conicals. Loads from 70-90gr of Triple7 with one of those 460s should be just fine. Start at 70gr and work up. Get some wool or veggie over powder wads too.
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