Savage Ml Ii Accurate Loads

RECOMMENDED POWDER LOADS

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WARNING: THE USE OF SMOKELESS POWDER IN A MUZZLE LOADER NOT SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR SMOKELESS POWDER MAY CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY TO THE SHOOTER, BYSTANDERS, AND/OR DAMAGE TO THE FIREARM.

The loads specified are for average hunting applications/seasons. For best accuracy during hot days or if the barrel is getting warmer, reduce the powder charge in V2 grain increments. In extremely warm conditions, a reduction of 10% or more may be necessary to maintain acceptable accuracy levels, without sacrificing too much terminal energy.

Throughout our testing at the factory and field reports, greater firing consistency/accuracy has been achieved with the high pressure sabots produced by Magnum Muzzleloading Products ((870-741-5019 part number 50X451 ) more than any other brand of sabot. Recent improvements in sabot designs and polymer compositions, however, have resulted in suitable sabots from several other sources as well.

For consistent accuracy, Savage Arms recommends Winchester 209 or Federal 209A primers

Consistent ignition and velocity for the smokeless powders listed, depends upon the sabot/bullet being seated with enough force (30 to 40 pounds of pressure) on the ramrod to compact the powder charge. Best accuracy is achieved when the same amount of seating pressure is used on the ramrod for each and every shot.

NOTE: Black powder measures are graduated for black powder/Pyrodex® loads only and should not be used for smokeless powder. "Lee" dippers can be used according to the manufacturer's instructions.

RECOMMENDED SMOKELESS POWDER LOADS

Your .50 caliber Savage Model 10ML-II muzzleloader has been designed and built specifically to shoot clean burning, non-corrosive, smokeless powder. Loads should be checked by weight carefully on an accurate smokeless powder scale. Never use a black powder volumetric measure with smokeless powder. If using "LEE" dippers follow instructions for filling and leveling charge and periodic checking on a scale.

The velocities noted are the result of over a thousand chronographed rounds which were shot at temperatures from the mid 80 degree range down into the 20 degree range. The average velocity during warm weather will be slower than those recorded during the cooler temperatures.

Powder Bullet

(w/black MMP sabot)

IMRSR4759

43 gr. 250 gr. Hornady .452' SST or XTP 43 gr. 300 gr. Homady .452" SST or XTP

Accurate Arms XMP-5744

45 gr. 260 gr./.40 caliber Dead Center Bullet 2.080 f.p.s. 2.049 f.p.e.

44 gr. 250 gr. Hornady .452" SST or XTP 2.267 f.p.s. 2,837 f.p.e.

44 gr. 300gr. Hornady .452" SST or XTP 2.218f.p.s. 3,270f.p.e.

VIHTAVOURIN110

42 gr. 250 gr. Hornady .452" SST or XTP 2.305 f.p.s. 2.950 f.p.e. 42 gr. 300 gr. Homady .452' SST or XTP 2.220 f.p.s. 3.286 f.p.e.

NOTE: To determine the best load for your Savage Model 10ML-II. you can increase the powder charge in 1/2 (half) grain increments up to two (2) grains maximum or reduce it by approximately ten (10) percent using saboted bullets of similar weights and diameters. As with all other reloading guidelines, the shooter assumes full responsibility/liability for any load exceeding this recommendation.

NOTE: The use of more than one type of powder in a load or any additional material between the powder and sabot (i.e. sub-bases) is strictly prohibited and is the sole responsibility/liability of the shooter for any personal or property damage either direct or consequential.

NOTE: Use smokeless powder loads with saboted bullets only. When loading and shooting bore-sized lead conical bullets, Savage Arms, Inc. recommends loading with "Pyrodex* RS", "Select", uPyrodex® Pellets", or "Triple Seven". Maximum recommended charge is 150 grains.

NOTE: The Savage Model 10ML-II is designed, engineered and built to withstand the higher pressures of modern smokeless propellants such as those listed above.

NOTE: Throughout our testing at the factory and field reports, greater firing consistency/accuracy has been achieved with the high pressure sabots produced by Magnum Muzzleloading Products ((870-741-5019 part number 50X451) more than any other brand of sabot. Recent improvements in sabot designs and polymer compositions, however, have resulted in suitable sabots from several other sources as well.

NOTE: Loads specified are for average hunting applications/seasons. Shooting during extremely hot days will require reduction of powder charges for best accuracy. Heat softens the sabot and can cause a "blow-by" condition, which reduces velocity and accuracy.

RECOMMENDED BLACK POWDER AND PYRODEX® LOADS

WARNING

NEVER MEASURE POWDER CHARGE DIRECTLY FROM CANISTER OR HORN. USE A SEPARATE MEASURE TO TRANSFER CHARGE.

NOTE: Using Triple Seven8 - due to the nature of the heavy fouling left behind, the breech plug should be loosened 1803 and tightened after the first shot and then the fifth shot. Cleaning should be performed the same day after use.

Powder

Bullet (w'MMP sabot)

Pyrodex© Pellets

150gr. 250 gr. Hornady .452" SST or XTP {3-50 gr. Pellets)

150 gr. 300 gr. Hornady .452" SST or XTP (3-50 gr. Pellets)

Pyrodex® "Select"

120gr. 250 gr. Hornady .452* SST or XTP 1.694 f.p.s. 1,587 f.p.e.

120 gr. 300 gr. Hornady .452'SST or XTP 1f615f.p.s. 1,740 f.p.e.

FFg Triple Seven

120 gr. 240 gr./.40 caliber Dead Center Bullet 2,080 f.p.s. 2,049 f.p.e.

120gr. 250 gr. Hornady .452" XTP 1,980 f.p.s. 1,515 f.p.e.

FFFg Triple Seven

120gr. 250 gr. Hornady .452" SST or XTP 2,085f.p.s. 2,410f.p.e.

120gr. 300 gr. Hornady .452" SST or XTP 1,990f.p.s. 2,637f.p.e.

Triple Seven Pellets

100gr. 250 gr. Hornady .452" SST or XTP Equiv. (2 Pellets)

100gr. 300 gr. Hornady .452" SST or XTP Equiv.(2 Pellets)

1.690 f.p.s. 1.580 f.p.e. 1.615 f.p.s. 1,730 f.p.e.

NOTE: Sabot and bullet combination designed for use with black power may not perform satisfactory with smokeless powder. All such loads must only be used with black or Pyrodex® powders.

NECESSITIES AND ACCESSORIES - SAVAGE MODEL 10 ML-II

'Supplied with rifle

Necessary items for use of the 10ML-II

* Instruction manual - read and understand

* Breech plug wrench & handle

* Anti-seize lube (such as Kleen-Bore® TW25B sample included)

' 1/8" Allen wrench (for vent linei)

* 5/32" Allen wrench (for stock/receiver screws) #21 drill bit (for cleaning breech plug)

Powder scale

Plastic vials for powder charges Vent liner pick (0.025 diameter music wire) Proper cleaning solvents and equipment for the type of powder used.

Proper prescribed loads (includes specific powder charge, bullets, primer and sabots). Patch worm (to pull lost patches). Powder measure (for smokeless powder)

NOTE: Black powder measures are graduated for black powder/Pyrodex* loads only and should not be used for smokeless powder. "Lee" dippers can be used according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Accessories

Savage Arms Accessory Kit (P/N 55555 includes): 5 powder vials, 2 vent liners, vent liner pick, powder dippers. 20 HMR bullets, 20 MMP sabots, gun cleaning patches, TW25B High Tech lube, .50 caliber cotton bore mop, .50 caliber bronze bore brush Range rod (heavier and longer than that supplied with the rifle, which is intended for field use). Cleaning rod with swab or mop. Spare vent liner. Spare breech plug.

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