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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-16-2016, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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Newbie needs advice

Going deer hunting with in line 50 cal and would look for suggestion for bullets. It's a CVA optima elite. Read a lot and just got confused. What works for you. Thanks.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-16-2016, 11:41 PM
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Re: Newbie needs advice

I like the Harvester Saber Tooth gas checked bullets. They shoot pretty amazing groups over Blackhorn 209 powder. I just killed a doe with the 350 gr. version of that bullet just yesterday:

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Re: Newbie needs advice

Before I went Smokeless, I killed quite a few with powerbelts.

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I would second powerbts. I have shot around 5 deer with them and none of them took a single step
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Re: Newbie needs advice

I started out with 245 grain power belts and had some good success with them, but they seem to fragment a lot. Moved up to the 295 grain and am sold on them. They have performed well for me on PA deer and some large bodied Illinois bucks.

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