Re: powerbelts from a Lyman deerstalker
I have my friend's Deerstalker and I was shooting powerbelts from it initially. 295 grain bullet over 85 grains of black powder. Shot a small deer through the neck at ~40 yds. I got no neck meat from that deer, but it sure dropped in it's tracks. Shot pretty good groups too. Now I use a PRB over 85 grains 3Fg powder and it shoots really well too.
A bad day hunting rabbits beats a good day of anything else!