Hornady FPB bullets - Deer Hunting Forums
MuzzleLoader Hunting Discuss MuzzleLoader topics

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-18-2008, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
KTL
B&C 100 Class
 
KTL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Holt, Michigan
Posts: 195
Hornady FPB bullets

Anyone shoot the new Hornady FPB bullets yet. These bullets are suppose to load the easiest because they have no jacket. I bought a box yesterday and will shoot them when i get my T/C Omega back from the gunsmith, having a VX-11 Leupold put on. I am going to go back to granulated powder this year (American Pioneer Powder FFG) used Pyrodex last year. These bullets weigh 350 grain, any ideas on ballistics. If I sight in at 100 yards, what might I be at 50 yards and again at 150 yards. Is a heavier bullet better for long range than a 250 grain bullet ( a gunsmith told me this). I will start with 100 grain of powder and work up to maybe 150 grain.

Heres the link to Hornady:
Hornady
KTL is offline  
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-18-2008, 08:46 PM
Moderator
 
buckfever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 5,650
I haven't used those but wanted to ask you to let us know how it turns out accuracy wise. Thanks
buckfever is offline  
post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-18-2008, 08:46 PM
wmi
B&C 140 Class
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 790
You need to spend the time at the range. Easy load is great but accuracy is what puts bucks on the ground. Range time with your gun , your load is the only way to answer your question. Not blunt just honest.
wmi is offline  
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-19-2008, 10:37 AM
B&C 120 Class
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southern New Hampshire
Posts: 283
I will take a bullet that is more difficult to load any day of the week. It is more accurate than undersized bullets. The tight sabot prevents any blow by which causes erratic bullet movement creating potential accuracy issues. These tight fitting bullets are a pain when at the range in practice mode or sighting in. A consistent cleaning process between shots is a must to maintaining accuracy. IMO in a hunting situation the follow up shot, if necessary, is not a factor.
Rozman62 is offline  
post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-19-2008, 04:23 PM
B&C 160 Class
 
Buckshot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 1,220
I am not familiar with the FPB but I do use a Hornaday 300 XTP that is awsome. The heavier bullets are the way to go IMHO. I wonder if the FTB isn't designed to seal the gas on the shot.
Buckshot is offline  
post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
KTL
B&C 100 Class
 
KTL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Holt, Michigan
Posts: 195
Yes Buckshot, The FPB bullets have a copper coating on them that expand to seal in the gas when shot. I thought I would try them because the T/C shockwave bullets I currently shoot are so hard to load. Yes. I do know that the harder to load the more accurate the shot. I talked with T/C arms and they have had problems with the shockwave bullets in the the T/C Omega. They recommened using a little bit of bore butter on the rim of the jacket to ease in loading. My brother-n-law has same gun and has no problem loading the same bullet. I will let you all know what I think about thse new Hornady bullets next week.
KTL is offline  
post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-21-2008, 07:59 PM
Scrub Buck
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1
Hornady FPB Bullets

I will be heading to the range again this year with my Omega 50 caliber, 250 BDC Nikon Scope and new Hornady 350 grain bullets. The range goes only to 100 yards, which I really want to test this bullet at 200 yards. I will start at 100 grains of powder and go from there as well. Let you know what happens.
Dead Center is offline  
post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-21-2008, 08:57 PM
wmi
B&C 140 Class
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 790
350 grains?! Holy buffalo at 200yards and 100 grains of powder it is going to drop like a rock.
wmi is offline  
post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-06-2008, 05:24 PM
Scrub Buck
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 4
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by KTL View Post
Anyone shoot the new Hornady FPB bullets yet. These bullets are suppose to load the easiest because they have no jacket. I bought a box yesterday and will shoot them when i get my T/C Omega back from the gunsmith, having a VX-11 Leupold put on. I am going to go back to granulated powder this year (American Pioneer Powder FFG) used Pyrodex last year. These bullets weigh 350 grain, any ideas on ballistics. If I sight in at 100 yards, what might I be at 50 yards and again at 150 yards. Is a heavier bullet better for long range than a 250 grain bullet ( a gunsmith told me this). I will start with 100 grain of powder and work up to maybe 150 grain.

Heres the link to Hornady:
Hornady
I shot them a couple days ago with my pro hunter tc and i cant believe the group at a 100 yds 5 shots within a 1 inch group paper hole to paper hole and they got rid of the plastic as far as im concerned now best on the market for ft pd and velocity cant wait see penetration on a deer
liketoplayto is offline  
post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-06-2008, 05:42 PM
Scrub Buck
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by liketoplayto View Post
I shot them a couple days ago with my pro hunter tc and i cant believe the group at a 100 yds 5 shots within a 1 inch group paper hole to paper hole and they got rid of the plastic as far as im concerned now best on the market for ft pd and velocity cant wait see penetration on a deer
I forgot to mention no swabbing between shots and yes easy to load loads better then the power belt and no build up ram rod seated same spot all 5 shots
liketoplayto is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Deer Hunting Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome