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post #31 of 74 (permalink) Old 06-29-2011, 11:40 PM
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FG...post that link for the dots you put on the glasses for HM. I can't find it.
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post #32 of 74 (permalink) Old 06-29-2011, 11:42 PM
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They do a great job @ 200. My other optima puts them right at 1 1/2" for a 3 shot group. I just have to practice and burn the drop #'s in my head so i can remember come hunting season.
On paper yes. The question is, how they work on an animal.

I guess you'll find out.
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post #33 of 74 (permalink) Old 06-29-2011, 11:48 PM
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Got the link, thanks!
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post #34 of 74 (permalink) Old 06-29-2011, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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oh at 200 yard, no problem! Its the close up and personal shots that are questioned.

I emailed him my review. Its better as theres more pictures that shows how they work.

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post #35 of 74 (permalink) Old 06-30-2011, 12:02 AM
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Any reason you guys don't like Barnes products. My Knight seem to prefer them. I didn't take a deer with it but the field reports are very good on their ML line..
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post #36 of 74 (permalink) Old 06-30-2011, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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Thor bullets are Barnes lol. Barnes makes them specially for Thor and thats the name they are sold under.
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post #37 of 74 (permalink) Old 06-30-2011, 12:14 AM
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Plus, we can only use conicals in Colorado.

Just think of a Thor as a full bore Barnes. Great bullet with the same expansion and penetration as the Barnes sabots.
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Thor is made by Barnes, and you like Powebelts? Why? I see you get accuracy but terminal performance on game animals should be the desire and I would think the Barnes bullets would be the superior performer. Powerbelts don't seem to rank too high on what I've read. It probably doesn't matter for shots in the 100 yd range but long range most likely is a big difference. Just an asumption on my part. Hopefully FG you will get a 200 yd shot and see what the PB' will do. I didn't shoot any of the Barnes through the Truimph as the Shockwaves were very accurate and blasted two bucks last January. What's interesting is the TC Firehawk will shoot the 250 shockwaves really well as well as the old Maxi-hunters. I need to experiment with the Triumph to see what it will really do now that I have the new rest. According to what I've read the Barnes bullets should shoot really well in the Triumph being a slightly underbore. Worth a try.
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Muley, So you're a proponet of the Thor/Barnes line of products?
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post #40 of 74 (permalink) Old 06-30-2011, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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one reason we're both shooting the Powerbelts. To see how they do on game. I am using the new 250 Aerolite in New Mexico, but in Colorado i will be using my other Optima with the 250gr Thor conical. I like to test an assortment of bullets and try them in the field to report on.

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