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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-28-2011, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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Powerbelt bullets?

I was wondering what everyone's thoughts were on the differences between the hollow point and plactic tipped versions were? Accuracy and perfomance on game animals? I have read that the longer bullets stabilize better in the 1:28 twist barrels and was leaning towards the 295 gr. I know the hp bullets are cheaper but are the pointed versions that much better? Any input is appreciated before I start buying a bunch of different bullets that I may never use.
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Re: Powerbelt bullets?

The Aerotip helps prevent the bullet from opening as quickly as the hollow point. Both are accurate but i found that one may shoot better than the other.

What gun are you shooting? We can work from there as soon as i know.
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Re: Powerbelt bullets?

It is an unfired TC Black Diamond. I am going to scope it for the early ml season here in Pa. but am going to wait until I get back from Colorado since scopes aren't allowed out there.
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Re: Powerbelt bullets?

Eh, you might have luck with them in that gun. Its hard to say when it comes to a TC.

But yeah, i'd start with the 295gr Powerbelt Aerotip. They also have the new Aerolite which has been awesome in my CVA's.
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Re: Powerbelt bullets?

Any thoughts on the hornady bullet that has the copper skirt instead of the green plastic? I think they are 350 gr.
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Re: Powerbelt bullets?

Those might do good in the tc bore. I had a heck of a time loading them but i'd say give them a try as well.
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Re: Powerbelt bullets?

like gander said buy a lot of different ones
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Re: Powerbelt bullets?

in the black diamond definatly try the hornaday sst. i have a system 1 that loves them.

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Re: Powerbelt bullets?

I have a Black Diamond XR that absolutely loves the 300 grain SSTs over 110 grains of Shocky's gold FF and a 777 primer. About 3/4-1" groups at 100 yards all day long as long as I keep her clean and ccol.

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Re: Powerbelt bullets?

May check out the SSTs for here in Pa. but sabots are not allowed in Colorado. It has to be atleast a .50 cal bullet. Looking at trying the 295 or 338 gr powerbelts and maybe the old TC Maxi-hunters that are I believe 350 gr.
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