Smokeless Muzzleloader???

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Re: Smokeless Muzzleloader???

Post by SpurHntr » February 11th, 2019, 7:23 am

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Got my SML converted Brux barel and assorted goodies from Jeff Hankins last week.

Factory pin fits VERY snug and locks up great.

Haven’t decided on a scope just yet but will have her complete shortly for a test run.
Humpty was pushed!

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Re: Smokeless Muzzleloader???

Post by hoobilly » February 11th, 2019, 8:02 am

SpurHntr wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 7:23 am
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Got my SML converted Brux barel and assorted goodies from Jeff Hankins last week.

Factory pin fits VERY snug and locks up great.

Haven’t decided on a scope just yet but will have her complete shortly for a test run.
If that shoots half as good as it looks.. man that’s sexy

I need a new pin for mine. I think The aftermarket pin I have is causing me problems

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Re: Smokeless Muzzleloader???

Post by DBLGBL » February 11th, 2019, 4:21 pm

Spurhntr,

What load and bullet are you planning? What are you thinking on a scope? Everyone says these guns/loads are hell on scopes. Current gun has a Leupold VX3 and I am debating wether to try it or go to something considered more sturdy. I got my barrel from Jeff last week and like you am still putting all the pieces together.

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Re: Smokeless Muzzleloader???

Post by SpurHntr » February 11th, 2019, 8:52 pm

DBLGBL wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Spurhntr,

What load and bullet are you planning? What are you thinking on a scope? Everyone says these guns/loads are hell on scopes. Current gun has a Leupold VX3 and I am debating wether to try it or go to something considered more sturdy. I got my barrel from Jeff last week and like you am still putting all the pieces together.

2gbl
Hey 2gbl,
Doubt you'll find a more shockproof scope than a Leupold, that's what I plan on putting on this gun.
I have been shooting a Leupold on my Savage SML since 2014 with 0 issues.
I'll honest, I'm not settled on a bullet or powder just yet.
Thinking though that I'll start with 55 grains of IMR 4198, 250 grain Hornady FTX or 275 grain Parker, and go up one grain at a time and when I get to 65 grains or my chrony hits 2500 fps I'll stop.
Im not a SML fan for ultra long range use, I simply hate BP and it's substitutes after using it for 35+ years.
Todd
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Re: Smokeless Muzzleloader???

Post by Ultramag » February 14th, 2019, 9:54 am

I have a hankins conversion rem 700. With a heavy load of varget I get 3200 fps with a 325 gr bullet and under 3/4 " groups at 100 yds. Have shot under 3" groups at 600 with pittman bullets. Hankins builds very good and accurate guns. He had some cva conversions in stock ready to go several months ago. I think between $500 and $ 600 dollars.

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