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PostSubject: Right setup for 200 yards??   September 8th 2015, 8:43 pm

Hello Guys,it's been awhile since I posted here put throughout the summer I've been getting some supplies for my Strikerfire(same gun that I posted about awhile ago asking about prefered loads).Anyway I've been asking around and gathered up some Triple 7 pellets,250 grain Hornady SST's,CCI 209 primers,a Nikon Prostaff scope,as well as the necessary cleaning equipment.My original plan was the use 2 50 grain 777 pellets as my charge,but I've heard a few people mention that in order for a 250grain bullet to be lethal on whitetail's at 175-200 yards,I'd be required to shoot 150 grains of powder(or in my case 3 50 grain pellets).Is there any truth to this? Im not much on recoil so i'm quite nervous of the 150 grain charge...but if that's what it will take to make an ethical shot I'd suck it up.If you guys could answer this for me would be great!(sorry for the long read)
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PostSubject: Re: Right setup for 200 yards??   September 9th 2015, 11:49 am

Based on a muzzle velocity of 1900 fps and the BC being .210 at 200 yards the velocity would be around 1300 fps and just shy of 1000 ft pounds of energy. I shoot a Traditions LDR and get 2000 fps with a 300 grain projectile using 77 grains weighed of BH209. So I would think you could be good but am not positive on what velocity is needed for the SST to expand but they tend to be a little soft which would help. If you are not sure the 250 Barnes will open up at that velocity. 
I shot a doe 2 years ago with a Barnes 290 TMZ at 210 yards using the BH209 charge listed above with zero problems.

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PostSubject: Re: Right setup for 200 yards??   September 9th 2015, 3:52 pm

I'll more then likely stick with 100 grains...shot my friends MZ with 150 grains that was an old heavy optima way too much recoil for me.Thanks for you reply!
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PostSubject: Re: Right setup for 200 yards??   September 9th 2015, 3:59 pm

Yeah in the strikerfire, 150gr T7 pellets is going to kick the snot right out of your nose.

I personally would suggest blackhorn209 over pellets for the strikerfire.

We shoot 100gr blackhorn209, cci 209 m primers, 260gr harvester scorpion pt gold and the black crush rib sabot with excellent results out to 200 yards.
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PostSubject: Re: Right setup for 200 yards??   September 9th 2015, 4:53 pm

I also like the PT Golds with BH209 powder. They are a very accurate billet but also very affordable.

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PostSubject: Re: Right setup for 200 yards??   September 9th 2015, 7:17 pm

Ok thanks! I'll check out the PT Gold's sometime..and I love the thoughts behind BH209,but I cant seem to find it ANYWHERE where I live besides Cabelas,which is 6hours away.Anyway,I should be able to attempt sighting in the rifle tomorrow,I'll be sure to let you guys know how I made out!
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PostSubject: Re: Right setup for 200 yards??   September 10th 2015, 5:42 am

Give Carlos a call at Ed's Gun Shop (910-692-7936) if you want BH209. They have great prices and have everything you will need for your muzzleloader. Plus you won't find a better guy to deal with.  
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PostSubject: Re: Right setup for 200 yards??   September 10th 2015, 7:49 am

Is 200yds as close as you can get on whitetail in Maine?

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PostSubject: Re: Right setup for 200 yards??   September 10th 2015, 11:23 am

Muley wrote:
Is 200yds as close as you can get on whitetail in Maine?
Not at all,But I just picked up a new field to hunt that's 200 yards across...so I want to make sure it'll drop a nice buck at 200.
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PostSubject: Re: Right setup for 200 yards??   September 10th 2015, 4:15 pm

I would definitely dump the T7 pellets & opt for the BH209. You can order it from Carlos at Ed's Gun shop 910-692-7936
You'll have no crud ring to deal with, no swabbing between shots, consistent measurements of your powder, much less cost when compared to pellets, & higher velocity which is critical at long range to insure terminal bullet performance.
The PT Gold is a very solid performer but I would also suggest as others have said, the Barnes TEZ or another of my favorites.......the Hornady Monoflex 250. All also available at great prices from Carlos.

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PostSubject: Re: Right setup for 200 yards??   September 20th 2015, 3:47 pm

I'm also going to chime in on Carlos (super guy, super helpful), Ed's Gun Shop (great prices and product availability), and BH209 (AMAZING powder, super easy clean up), and the PT Golds (I'm shooting 260gr).

I was just out at the range shooting 110gr by volume of the BH at 150. It's dead on windage and hitting about 2" higher than my 90gr. load. I'd feel comfortable out to 200 yards with that load (though I'd want to double check poi at that range).
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