Bullets hitting low


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smokemaker
October 25, 2003, 05:41 PM
I ordered some boat tail spitzer type bullets for my omega, and went shooting with them today for the first time. they weigh 375 grains, and I was useing 150 grains of pyrodex RS. (Trying out the 200 yard muzzleloader idea) They shoot into nice groups at 50 yards, (sub 2" for 5 shots) but I was unable to get high enough on the paper to shoot them any farther out. I use a williams peepsight on the gun and I'm all out of elevation on it. I need to bring bullet strike up if I want to use these bullets for whitetails. Any suggestions from the peanut gallery???

(OK, let the boo hissing begin about the 200 yard muzzleloader thing begin)

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mainmech48
October 27, 2003, 01:24 PM
Install a "shorter" front sight and/or try working your way up from a lighter powder charge. Less velocity = more muzzle rise before the bullet leaves the barrel = higher POI on target.

Or you could just stick a scope on it.

4v50 Gary
October 27, 2003, 03:54 PM
Or you can file down the front sight and that will cause you to bring the muzzle up higher.

RevolverNoFTF
October 28, 2003, 03:27 PM
Solution is simple...double the charge.....say bye bye world
half the bullet weight....
shave sight down tilll " . " this high
or better still sneak up on Yankees till they are 100 yards away

4v50 Gary
October 28, 2003, 03:49 PM
Sorry RevolverFTF - war's over. You can trade tobacco for coffee without worrying about an impromptu truce or the provost arresting you. ;)

BTW, my blacksmith instructor is a Virginian and he can't seem to say "Yankee" with it's prefix, "d****d." Read somewhere that there was a Southern Gal who didn't realize until she was about 19 that "d****d-Yankee " was two words. :D

RevolverNoFTF
October 28, 2003, 04:10 PM
Appreciate your advice...being a d****d yankee has thrown more of your southern women into my waiting arms then I care to admit...Keep telling your daughters to avoid us.....the more they want us....

4v50 Gary
October 28, 2003, 04:42 PM
FYI RevolverFTF - I'm from the Caliphorniabad. My bloodline doesn't trace back to the Wah-oh (as a Virginian corrected my one syllable pronunciation).

smokemaker
November 1, 2003, 06:12 PM
OK, aside from the north-south skirmishin'... I finally caved and put a 2-7 scope on it. I really tried to avoid it... some sort of historical thing, but I didn't want to scope it. Things are better now, with the Omega putting bullets in the X ring. You know, where they're supposed to go.

Oh, by the way, I too have found a good number of southern belles that "are sweet on" this d****d yankee.:neener:

Oh, yeah, and nobody out there wants to rabble rouse about 200 yard MZ's??:evil:

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