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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-22-2007, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Inputs on load/bullet types

I currently use a 295gr hollowpoint Powerbelts with 2-50gr 777 pellets. I use a TC Omega and can hold groups capable of hitting a deer's vital area out to 125 yards. I am confident the gun could shoot further but I am not confident at that range. Looking for general feedback on what loads others are using and there overall confidence level with there load/bullet combo's.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-23-2007, 08:44 AM
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i tried the powerbelts out a couple seasons and could never get tight groups. the hornady xt's were always very accurate out of that gun which was a knight. i now have the t/c triumph and my load is 2 50gr pellets and a t/c shockwave. very good groups. i have a couple hunting buds at work that have the omega and shoot that same load. they are happy with their groups also. i tried the powerbelts out because they looked so easy to load but just could never get the accuracy.

i would try the t/c shockwave and see what you group at 150 yds. maybe it will build your confidence with it



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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-23-2007, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the feedback. I have heard good things about the TC Shockwave bullets. Have you tried the bonded bullets? I heard they are better on CXP3 category animals (elk,moose etc) and are overkill on CXP2 game. (deer,antelope,black bear)
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-24-2007, 09:06 AM
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no sir... no experience there.



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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-15-2009, 11:05 PM
 
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i have also used the power belt 295 grs as well as the 348 grs and have had good results but that said where i hunt in northeastern wis , i dont get much more than a 75 yd shot , if i lived in another more open county or state , i would have to experiment with the sabots which i have never used and then I LL be asking for help
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-16-2009, 07:20 PM
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I have a T/C Encore and use shockways also. When shooting the other day and had five shots in a 4" group at 150 yards. Can't say anything about anyother ammo, never tried. Good luck.
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-13-2009, 07:01 AM
 
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My Muzzle loader setup

Hello rozman62, Lefty here. Here's my setup. I shoot a CVA Kodiak Pro Mag.
50 cal. For my bullet I use Hornady's 50 cal sabot w/ 45 cal 250 grain sst-ml bullet. I have recovered several bullets that were shot from 100 yards. The weight retention of these bullets has been awesome. The weights I have of recovered bullets has been 234.5 grains to 239.6 grains. I have been shooting IMR white hots. Just two pellets = 100 grains and they chronograph @ an average of 1698 fps. I started out using winchester 209 primers but switched to remington 209 primers. Accuracy has been for me has been 1 3/8" 1 1/2" @ 100 yards Thats it .
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-13-2009, 09:46 AM
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I've only started at the range with the new Triumph but happy with the loads. 110 gr of Black Horn and 250 gr T/C shock waves, cci primers. Nearly touching holes at 100 yds. I hope to shoot the 200 yd range soon just to see the performance.
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-13-2009, 11:45 PM
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I have a CVA wolf and I use 2 triple 7 50 graing pellets, 245 grain aerotip powerbelt and federal primers...dead on at about 125 yards. I haven't shot much more than that because i will never get a longer shot where im hunting
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-14-2009, 02:11 PM
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Not much luck here with powerbelts either. Tried a few diffrent weights and charges in both hollow point and the aero tip. Shooting 250 t/c shockwaves two 50 grain 777pellets w/ great groups.
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