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Post by knightrifles » July 20th, 2018, 3:01 pm

In this part of our Welcome to Knight series we are talking about Recommended Muzzleloader Loads. It is very important to understand what type of loads and grains of black powder to use with your Knight Muzzleloader. Putting in too much could damage your rifle, too little and you won’t be getting the maximum result you need out in the field. So let us jump right in and learn more about proper loads!


Knight® Rifles are designed to perform best between 90 and 150 grains of Black Powder, and industry approved black powder substitutes. See maximum recommended load for specific models.

WARNING! Never use smokeless powder. It can cause your muzzleloader to explode!

When determining the best load for your Knight® Rifle, follow these steps:

1.) Determine which game you intend to hunt and what bullet weight you intend to use.

WARNING! Knight® Rifles does not recommend the use of non-saboted lead projectiles. These bullets can easily be moved from the powder charge. This will result in an obstructed barrel, and upon firing, could cause and explosion. If you choose or legally have to shoot non-saboted lead projectiles, always check that your projectile is properly seated immediately before priming and firing.

2.) Sight in your rifle. Start with 100 grains of Black Powder and industry approved black powder substitutes, loose powder or pellets. If you don’t achieve the desired results, go up or down in 10 grain increments and try sighting again.

The following chart is intended to be used as a reference to assist you in determining what Knight bullet to use for what game. It is for reference only. You should ultimately decide what works best for you.

1.) Knight® Rifles are designed to perform best with Black Powder FFg, and industry approved black powder substitutes.

2.) Smaller Bullet weights will provide flatter trajectory, but may not be as accurate as the heavier, longer bullets.

3.) Heavier bullets will give better penetration and more energy transfer and are more suited to heavier powder charges.

Alirghty friends that sums up the Recommended Loads section! Check back next week when we discuss Trigger Adjustments and Breech Plugs.

Happy hunting!

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