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frontiergander 02-21-2011 11:52 AM

New Powerbelt Aerolite in the CVA Wolf
 
Finally was able to get the Wolf out today. Beautiful warm weather, T shirt weather actually.

I started with some 300gr Aerolite Powerbelts, 100gr Blackhorn209 "71gr Weight" CCI 209M primers. 100 yards.
First and second shots are touching and #3 went off a bit.

1- 3/8" center-center
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/DSCN1515.jpg

Switching over to the 250gr Aerolite Powerbelt and the same powder charge as before.

7/8" Center-center
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/DSCN1518.jpg

And no BS, We have about 6 to 12" of snow on the ground and it was 72* yesterday and today its 60*.

T shirt weather i tell you!
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/DSCN1520.jpg

frontiergander 02-21-2011 11:53 AM

Second trip to the range

Went out to the range again even though the wind was horrible. I had gusts so bad that it took my rifle case and threw it half way down range.

I also threw some 100gr blackhorn209 and 250gr Aerolite Powerbelts down range as well.

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/DSCN1534.jpg
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/DSCN1539.jpg


Im not sure what it measured center to center but a new 2010 penny covers it. "Turned out to be 1/4" center to center"
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/DSCN1545.jpg
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/DSCN1547.jpg

I didn't have a pass out feeling today after i squeezed off the 3rd and final shot, just almost puked LOL. I was looking through the scope and when the smoke cleared i was like WTF, did it cut another hole in the center of the last 2 shots?

Cool down baby! It matters. It gave it around 3 minutes to cool down between shots.

Muley 02-21-2011 06:42 PM

Pretty impressive. Have you tested the expansion yet?

turbohawk1 02-21-2011 08:08 PM

Is CVA a good ML??

frontiergander 02-22-2011 03:42 PM

Yeah they are a good ML'er.

The Aerolites use a copper coating and then the other "graphite" looking coating you see on the outside of the bullet.

I havent been to impressed with the bullets performance when shooting into sand and wet news paper but before i make a final decision, i put in for a new mexico deer tag to see if i could test one of these bullets out on a big boy down there.
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/DSCN1513.jpg
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/DSCN1508.jpg

First testing on video:
YouTube - Powerbelt Aerolite 250 Testing

Muley 02-22-2011 06:46 PM

That's the problem with PowerBelts. Hopefully, they'll work on your hunt.

turbohawk1 02-22-2011 08:01 PM

Is CVA made in the USA?

Hunting Man 02-22-2011 09:01 PM

can't beat those groups.

frontiergander 02-22-2011 09:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by turbohawk1 (Post 52828)
Is CVA made in the USA?

No CVA is made in Spain. The barrels they are using these days however are top notch. My next rifle will be either another V2 thumbhole but in camo this time around, or the thumbhole camo optima. I really prefer the thumbholes.

turbohawk1 02-23-2011 07:19 PM

Thompson center seems to be more money then CVA, T/C that much better?


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