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Help with shooting

Posted by Rick Foster on Sunday, 22 November 2015, at 1:27 a.m.

I took my Trapdoor out today for the second time I have shot it. The first time I just put some bullets down range to get a feel for it. Today I set a target at 100 yards. My shots were approximately 13 inches higher than my aiming point. The loads were 46 grains of 2x black powder with a 500 grain bullet. I wanted to start out with 2/3 of a full black powder load, just to see how I would react to the shooting. Now I need help, if I load 70 grains of black powder is it going to cause the impact to be higher?. I was using a closed Buffington sight and at 100 yards there is no way that I am going to be able to lower the rear sight or raise the front sight, When you take your Trapdoor to the range at what distance do you put your target? Any input will be greatly appreciated.


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