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Working up in line loads...

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I'm interested in hearing any "methods" or tricks for working up a load for my inline. (I have a Traditions Yukon .50) I've been using 80 gr of 777, a 295 gr Powerbelt Aeorotip and Win 777 primers for 2 years now. I just started playing around with Blackhorn 209, APP, and Pyrodex RS, different primers and bullets, both sabots and full bore sabotless. The Yukon will hold "minute of deer" easily out to 100 with what I have been using, I just want to see what it is capable of. So many options with components, I need a method to my madness. I guess it just boils down to getting a particular bullet with "x" amount of powder and brand "x" type of primer... How do I know when I need to up or drop my powder charge? When the bullet is too heavy or too light, when the primer is too hot, or not enough flame...:eek:
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The way I do it is start with a moderate load. I use a 250 grain bullet like an XTP or Speer Deep curl. Also shockwaves work well. Starting with 80 grains of powder shoot a group. Then kick the charge up 10 grains and shoot another group. Sooner or later that group will open up. There gets to be a point where no matter how much powder you add, you get diminished returns.

I shoot a Genesis, which is a Remington Yukon. Its best load was with two pyrodex RS pellets and a 250 grain Barnes MZ Expander. It also shoots Shockwaves real well.
Are you cleaning the cam action and the locking pins? Also take the firing pin out and clean that. I am not 100% sure the Genesis and Yukon are identical, but your parts fit my rifle. I have had no wear problems and have over two rounds through it already.

This is the load I shoot most the time out of the rifle.
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