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what type of bullet

I've been shooting powerbelts out of my inline and the last 2 deer I shot with it had the bullet fragment and tear the inside all to pieces and never exit. Any suggestions on why this is happening or what type of bullet I should try instead
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Re: what type of bullet

100gr powder with the 245 or 295gr powerbelt im betting.

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yeah I have been shooting the 295 gr with 2 50 gr pellets shot a big doe on saturday and the bullet never exited just blew everything up inside....and I mean everything awful gutting the thing
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if you like using pellets, get a box of 30gr pellets. Use One 50gr pellet and One 30gr pellet for a total of 80gr. The bullet will perform awesome with that charge.

If you looked through my post and the pages you'll find a bullet with an aerotip sticking through the bullet! When they are pushed to hard and the deer is close, the aerotip will push right through the bullet and will come apart easily. Slowing it down will put them on the ground and the bullet will hold up.
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Re: what type of bullet

That is what you want the bullet to do! Have any of you guys had to chase these deer down? I love the power belts for just that reason they expend all of the energy inside the deer where it is supposed to be. I would rather dig a bullet out of a shoulder and have it laying where I shot it than have to chase it for 100 yards because the bullet just blew right through the deer.
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Re: what type of bullet

I am a penetration fan and want both an entrance and an exit wound. I use the different Barnes bullets when I am hunting with the in-line. I shoot the TMZ bullet out of mine and the Expander out of my sons.
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Agree with the above - 2 holes are better than 1 - let's more air in and more blood out.

I shoot 3 triple 7 pellets and a 300 gr. Hornady SST - a little overkill for a 100 pound doe, but it hits hard.
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I had problem with lighter powebelts (245/295). Try 348(Aerotips) if you want to stay with them. They performed well for me in 1-28 twist in-lines.

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The problem I had was there was no blood trail. I found the deer about 100 yards from where I shot and that was just by luck and going to where I thought it might be. I'd rather have an exit hole and blood trail. I mean I hit this thing right behind the shoulder and it blew up the guts my brother's deer did the same thing last year...very little to no blood at all, entrance right behind the shoulder and guts blown up. I just want to find something that won't do this.
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i like to take low heart shots. the higher the shot is, the more time it takes for the blood to start to seep out. A deer can cover a lot of ground in no time.

Just lower your charge and you'll like the results. Maybe even switch to the hollow points.
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