All the help I could give is not much..We have but one .45 muzzleloader in the house..and its a Cherokee by T/C. Its my wife's deer rifle. The pet load for it is 70 Grains with .357 cal. XTP's in Hornady sabots...but you could check out Hodgdon's site..they have quite a few recipes for the .45 on there..www.pyrodex.com/data/granular/index.htm...this one is for the granular form..there is one for the pellet powder also..
hope this helps :grin:
I found that the 180gr .40 XTP from T/C and the 200gr .40 XTP from Hornady shoot really well in my 45 with 120gr 777. The Hornady 200XTP took 2 deer this year and was absolutely devastating. No complaints. Many people like the lighter bullets for the higher velocities, but the heavier 180 & 200 have better ballistics and great penetration. From all of the threads I have read over the last 6 months, it seems to me that the majority of 45 shooters get much better accuracy with loose powder thatn with the pellets. Good luck!
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