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1:48 twist and powerbelts

Newbie question, I recently got a Traditions Deerhunter and was wondering if power-belts would be fine in a 1:48 twist rifle? If not, what is a better option.

Also, what amount of powder is a good starting point, 75 grains? 85? 90 or 100?

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Re: 1:48 twist and powerbelts

I shoot 70 grains of fff goes behind 295 grain powerbelts in my deerhinter

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Re: 1:48 twist and powerbelts

Powerbelts do awesome with the 1:48 twist. Great deal going with the 295's. I'd start with 80 grains 2f Goex if you can get it.
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Re: 1:48 twist and powerbelts

Yep, no doubt. Powerbelts and that twist rate just work. Very accurate. What caliber is the rifle? If it's a 50 I would use the 85 grains. I use 3f in the pan and the barrel.

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Re: 1:48 twist and powerbelts

a few of the guys in our gang hunt with that setup. 70 gr goex FF or FFF down the pipe.

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Re: 1:48 twist and powerbelts

I have a T/C Renegade in 1:48 twist. It loves 80gr of 2F and 250gr Powerbelts. Almost a cloverleaf at 50 yards.

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Re: 1:48 twist and powerbelts

You guys shooting the HPs or aerotips??
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Re: 1:48 twist and powerbelts

I shoot the 395 HP with 70 gr 3f down the pipe in my deerstalker.
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Re: 1:48 twist and powerbelts

I shoot 100gr. of ff triple 7 behind a 245gr. powerbelt in a deerhunter. Just wondering why nobody is using a similar charge?? It shoots good, just want to make sure I'm being safe.
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Re: 1:48 twist and powerbelts

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Yep, no doubt. Powerbelts and that twist rate just work. Very accurate. What caliber is the rifle? If it's a 50 I would use the 85 grains. I use 3f in the pan and the barrel.

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