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I just read a great article in the April issue of Fur-Fish-Game, titled Black Powder Balancing Act; I think you'd find a lot of useful information in reading it.

Hope it helps you out.

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Was out shooting my Knight the other day. I shot out at 50 yards first with 150 gr powder with a 260 gr Winchester Platinum tip bullet. I was like 2.5 inches high at this range which i was happy with so i jumped out to 100 yards and was barely hitting the top side of the paper. Just a standard size paper cuz i printed some targets of my PC. So i thought what would happen if I dropped the charge to 100 gr. I shot 3 more times and was quite surprised with my 1.75 inch group about an inch below the bullseye. This was shooting open sights by the way. Whenever i shoot I always have a good backstop and it was a regular shooting range so it was a sand pile. Just for the heck of it I wanted to see what the bullet looked like and was to my surprise I found one laying on top of the sand with a little scraping on it from it hitting the sand. Will this kill a moose at this range or should I use the 150 gr charge? I noticed a big differece in recoil from the 150 gr but that didnt bother me. I didnt have any tools to adjust my sights so i just left it at that. I plan to hunt moose this fall with my Knight up in Canada. I havent bought any Powerbelt bullets yet but i look forward to trying them out. What you guys recommend for bullet size for moose? I have 2 boxes of the platinum tips because i got a awesome deal on them at a walmart out in Idaho. I think i paid like 5.50 for a box of 30 bullets and they normally go for about 13-14 bucks anywhere else. Any input or your 2 cents would be much 'preciated! Thanks

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i guess i would try to shoot 125 gr of powder. but thats me. its not as light, but not as heavy.
good luck in the hunt

hope this helps, let me know how you did

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