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Muzzleloader Ballistics
This Muzzleloader Ballistics chart should help you decide which muzzleloading bullet will shoot best in your muzzleloader. it also shows how much driop to expect with different muzzleloader bullets and loads.

Muzzleloader Ballistics
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Dead Center Exterior Ballistics
Test Conditions: January 12th, 2003 Temp: -32C Humidity: 53% Pressure: 101.2 kp Altitude: 864 feet above sea level
.357 Dead Center - 175 grain - BC .342 - 100 gr. Triple Seven FFF - Kahnke 30" .45
Distance (yards)
Muzzle
50
100
150
200
250
300
Velocity (fps)
2197
2080
1967
1858
1754
1656
1563
Kinetic Energy (ft lb)
1875
1680
1503
1342
1196
1065
949
Trajectory

2.1
3.8
3.1
0
-6.0
-15.1
.357 Dead Center - 195 grain - BC .375 - 120 gr. Triple Seven FFF - Winchester X150 .45
Distance (yards)
Muzzle
50
100
150
200
250
300
Velocity (fps)
2290
2180
2073
1970
1871
1776
1684
Kinetic Energy (ft lb)
2270
2057
1861
1681
1515
1365
1228
Trajectory

1.8
3.3
2.8
0
-5.2
-13.3
.40 Dead Center - 200 grain - BC .300 - 110 gr. Triple Seven FFF - Winchester X150 .45
Distance (yards)
Muzzle
50
100
150
200
250
300
Velocity (fps)
2144
2078
1888
1768
1655
1550
1451
Kinetic Energy (ft lb)
2041
1799
1582
1388
1217
1067
935
Trajectory

2.4
4.2
3.5
0
-6.7
-17.0
.40 Dead Center - 220 grain - BC .325 - 110 gr. Triple Seven FFF - Winchester X150 .45
Distance (yards)
Muzzle
50
100
150
200
250
300
Velocity (fps)
2063
1945
1832
1724
1622
1527
1437
Kinetic Energy (ft lb)
2079
1848
1639
1452
1286
1139
1008
Trajectory 2.6 4.5 3.7 0 -7.0

-17.8

.40 Dead Center - 240 grain - BC .351 - 110 gr. Triple Seven FFF - CVA 26" .45
Distance (yards)
Muzzle
50
100
150
200
250
300
Velocity (fps)
1995
1888
1785
1688
1595
1508
1426
Kinetic Energy (ft lb) 2121 1899 1699 1518 1356 1212 1083
Trajectory

2.8
4.7
3.9
0
-7.3
-18.5
.44 Dead Center - 260 grain - BC .327 - 110 gr. Triple Seven FF - Encore 25" .50
Distance (yards)
Muzzle
50
100
150
200
250
300
Velocity (fps)
1930
1818
1712
1611
1517
1428
1345
Kinetic Energy (ft lb)
2150
1908
1691
1499
1328
1177
1044
Trajectory

3.1
5.2
4.3
0
-8.0
-20.4
.44 Dead Center - 300 grain - BC .371 - 110 gr. Triple Seven FF - Encore 25" .50
Distance (yards)
Muzzle
50
100
150
200
250
300
Velocity (fps)
1880
1783
1691
1603
1520
1441
1367
Kinetic Energy (ft lb)
2354
2118
1904
1711
1539
1384
1244
Trajectory

3.3
5.4
4.4
0
-8.2
-20.4
.45 Dead Center - 340 grain - BC .376 - 110 gr. Triple Seven FF - Encore 25" .50
Distance (yards)
Muzzle
50
100
150
200
250
300
Velocity (fps)
1795
1703
1616
1533
1455
1380
1311
Kinetic Energy (ft lb)
2432
2190
1971
1775
1598
1439
1298
Trajectory

3.7
5.9
4.8
0
-8.9
-22.4
 

QT .40 Exterior Ballistics Table
.40 QT Spitzer Polymer Tip 215 grain - 110 grains powder - BC .319 - .45 caliber sabot
Distance (yards)
Muzzle
25
50
75
100
125
150
175
200
225
250
Velocity (fps)
1900
1843
1787
1732
1679
1628
1579
1531
1484
1439
1395
Kinetic Energy (ft lb)
1723
1620
1523
1432
1347
1265
1189
1118
1052
988
929
Trajectory
-
.5
1.8
2.5
2.5
1.6
0
2.5
6.0
10.4
15.9
LONG RANGE EXAMPLES
.40 QT Polymer Tip - 195 grain - .45 caliber sabot - 120 grains Pyrodex P - BC .268
Distance (yards)
Muzzle
50
100
150
200
250
300
350
400
450
500
Velocity (fps)
2150
2003
1864
1732
1609
1495
1388
1292
1209
1142
1087
Kinetic Energy (ft lb)
2001
1738
1504
1298
1120
968
835
723
633
564
512
Trajectory
0
2.5
4.3
3.6
0
7.0
17.8
33.2
53.8
80.4
114
.40 QT Polymer Tip - 195 grain - 150 grains powder - BC .268
Distance (yards)
Muzzle
50
100
150
200
250
300
350
400
450
500
Velocity (fps)
2300
2146
2000
1860
1729
1606
1492
1386
1290
1207
1140
Kinetic Energy (ft lb)
2290
1994
1732
1499
1294
1116
964
832
721
631
563
Trajectory
0
2.0
3.6
3.1
0
6.0
15.3
28.6
46
70
98
.40 QT Polymer Tip - 215 grain - 150 grains powder - BC .319
Distance (yards)
Muzzle
50
100
150
200
250
300
350
400
450
500
Velocity (fps)
2200
2074
1954
1838
1728
1624
1527
1435
1349
1272
1204
Kinetic Energy (ft lb)
2310
2054
1822
1613
1425
1259
1112
983
869
773
692
Trajectory
0
2.2
3.8
3.2
0
6.1
15.5
28.7
46
68
96
.40 QT Polymer Tip - 235 grain - 150 grains powder - BC .344
Distance (yards)
Muzzle
50
100
150
200
250
300
350
400
450
500
Velocity (fps)
2050
1939
1832
1730
1634
1542
1456
1375
1301
1234
1176
Kinetic Energy (ft lb)
2193
1962
1751
1562
1393
1241
1107
987
883
794
721
Trajectory
0
2.3
4.0
3.3
0
6.3
15.9
29.0
47
70
98
.40 QT Polymer Tip - 250 grain - 150 grains powder - BC .356
Distance (yards)
Muzzle
50
100
150
200
250
300
350
400
450
500
Velocity (fps)
2214
2101
1991
1886
1785
1689
1598
1511
1430
1353
1283
Kinetic Energy (ft lb)
2721
2449
2201
1974
1768
1583
1416
1268
1135
1016
913
Trajectory
0
2.6
3.6
3.0
0
5.7
14.6
26.8
43
63
88

WARNING
The above loads in this chart are offered for theoretical comparison purposes only and are not suggested to be safe nor is their use advocated. Always check with your firearms manufacturer before selecting a load.</center>