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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-02-2015, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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Colorado Elk Load/Bullet

I will be hunting elk with a Thompson Center pro hunter in 2015. Colorado's regulations are no scopes, has to be loose powder/no pellets and you cannot have a sabot, must be a maxi type bullet. I'm looking for suggestions on a load/bullet for the pro hunter. thx
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Re: Colorado Elk Load/Bullet

Check on bullets had a guide tell me Power belts were legal and what he recommended.

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Re: Colorado Elk Load/Bullet have been good so far for TC users. The no excuse bullets, not so much. However, this is a TC Barrel issue, not a bullet manf. issue.

The hornady FPB is also another one that does decent for TC Users.

Powerbelts are also fine in Colorado.
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Re: Colorado Elk Load/Bullet

I'd try the federal bor lock before anything. I think they have a real competitive bullet that reportedly loads and shoots like a powerbelt with terminal performance that I suspect will be like a barnes. I'll be trying them when I start to run out of platinum powerbelts.

The 338 platinum powerbelt works well. I'm a flinter and they just shoot like crazy especially getting out past 100yd. My recovered bullets show at the same velocity they hold together better on elk than a copper version does on deer, haven't kept one inside a deer yet. Powerbelts are velocity sensitive and powerbelt claims the platinum are magnum capable. I don't know whether they are or not but my velocity of a little over 1600fps seems to me to be about ideal for them, 90gr T7 3F. A 444FP is a definite thing too, probably pass through on elk

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