I've always been a fan of Muzzle loader hunting except for loading them.
I want to hunt the 2010 season with a black powder cartridge rifle.
I's been looking at building one on a Ruger #1 or a Winchester 1885 or the like.
then one night I realized when I was awoken by two cats fighting, I went for the Ruger .458 Lott because I enjoyed watching the impact of a 501gr woodleigh lion load on impact of a stray house cat. (splattah!)
Well, I live in town to my chagrin and those days living out away from people and being able to shoot anytime I want are gone. sadly miss shooting invasive creatures with large magnum loads.
In my sorrow I had an epiphany! load the 458 with black powder and walla! I have a bolt action BPCR, right?
bullets in just about any size and expanding quality I want check!
don't have to buy another rifle - sadly, but check!
will emulate that extreme knockdown that a muzzle loader delivers? I assume it would do to bullet weight and charge capacity...
Any one into bpcr and really into the science of my Idea can give me some technical info on this seeming cool idea?
A Lott cartridge is (rounded off) 85 grains of powder so It should be close to a 45-90 bpcr in performance and velocity is my uneducated thoughts on this load.
what say thee?