snuffy wrote:There ain't a thing wrong with AA5744. In fact its the powder the 10ML-11 was designed to use. If its hard to load try the MMP short black sabots. I shoot almost the same exact load. My gun likes 43 grains of AA 5744 with 250 grain .452 XTP with the short MMP sabot. I am going to try some VV N110 with a 250 grain Barnes Expander but I would not hesitate to shoot AA5744. If that load and powder combo works GREAT shoot it.
Jakal wrote:I keep hearing it is "the slowest powder out there"!
I understand that AA5744 is very good for dependable ignition in wide climate ranges, and as hunters from Indiana can attest too, temperatures swing from -20 to 50+ degrees during the firearms and muzzleloading seasons here. I need a powder that will be reliable for that kinda temp change.
I would love to shoot a faster load but I am looking for a good hunting load for Central Indiana.
Tar-12 wrote:Jakal, I have harvested untold numbers of deer with AA5744.No one has killed deer any deader! 44 grn of AA5744,Fed 209,Short black mmp,300 XTP.or the 250 XTP.One was laser verified dead at 267 yards,not bragging, just facts.There are faster loads out there,but they do not kill them any deader IMO.For all intents and purposes it is not a 3-400 yd wonder load.It is a solid 200 yd performer.
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