Requirements to Shoot Bore Sized Rifles: The Peregrine

Loading Tips

When sizing the bullet to your muzzleloader, begin by fitting it to the end of the barrel. Gradually adjust the sizer die in small increments(quarter turns) until the bullet sits comfortably at the powder column.

As the barrel narrows slightly from the muzzle to the powder column, ensure the bullet can pass smoothly through the entire length of the barrel. The bullet should be loose at the tip, allowing it to slide freely to the powder column where the barrel is more narrow. When loading the bullet with a ramrod, it should feel similar to loading a sabot bullet. If there is any resistance when loading the bullet through the barrel, do not force it down; instead remove the bullet and size it smaller.

If there is any resistance when loading the bullet through the barrel, do not force it down; instead remove the bullet and size it smaller. If the sizer die is adjusted too small, and the bullet passes through, adjust the die out and size another bullet to start over.

If the sizer die is adjusted too small, and the bullet passes through, adjust the die out and size another bullet to start over. Sizing should be done close to the time of shooting because the soft copper will relax and the bullets will form to a larger size. Pushing the bullet through the die more than once can make a very minute incremental change in size.