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06-28-2011 09:14 AM
Muley No sabots in Colorado, but to be honest. I'd shoot the PB's this year even if we could use sabots. I'm getting 1" groups @ 100yds. More than good enough for hunting.
06-28-2011 07:32 AM
buckfever Shockwaves here.

For the exact same reason as deerless. I got tighter groups with them.

06-28-2011 06:55 AM
deerless I have shot both PB's and the shockwaves from a TC both with success. Personally, I shoot the shockwaves due to a better shot group with them.
06-28-2011 12:39 AM
frontiergander Same here, i'll be filming a hunt in new mexico this year with the 250gr Aerolite out of my Optima. Awesome shooters with the Powerbelt Aerolites.
06-27-2011 08:20 PM
Muley Probably, but I have a CVA now, and they fly good out it.
06-27-2011 04:26 PM
turbohawk1 Good luck! Let me know how they work. I'm hearing the PB dont fly well out of TC ML????
06-27-2011 03:00 PM
Muley I'm going to experiment this year with Powerbelts. I think all the problems you read about Powerbelts blowing up, are shooter error. They can't handle close shots with magnum loads. It doesn't mean they failed to kill the animal, but nobody wants to see their bullet blow up in the animal.

So, instead of the Thor bullets that i'd normally use. I'm going to use the PB Aerolite 300gr with 90gr of BH 209. My hunt will be at 11,000ft in heavy timber. I don't expect a long shot. I have my fingers crossed that the new bullet will perform like I want.

This will be for cow elk. I'll let you know in Sept how it went.
06-27-2011 01:02 PM
turbohawk1 I'm going to get the shockwave for my triumph. I was reading the powerbelts are 50 cal and shockwave is not because of the sabot. will that effect knockdown power and penetration?
06-27-2011 05:58 AM
Hunting Man Super shock waves in 250 gr are a killing combination.
06-27-2011 02:22 AM
WisconsinDeer I'd take the shockwaves. I've never heard anything bad about them but I have heard of poor ballistic performance from powerbelts. I haven't tried either of them, as I use Barnes Expanders.
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