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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-31-2011, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Very disappointed!

Shot my still brand new TC Black Diamond yesterday and was not happy with the results. I only had 3f goex and 338 gr platinum powerbelts and tried 90 and 95 gr loads. Cleaned every 3 shots and had trouble hitting paper at 100 yards 2 shots in a row. Bought a can of 2f and 295 gr hps and will try again in afew days. I was using bags off of a bench so hold was steady. I know I wasn't shooting a scoped centerfire but expected better. John DeWald thought I may have been pushing them too hard with the 3f? Any ideas are welcome!!
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-31-2011, 02:06 PM
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Re: Very disappointed!

If you didn't already, try getting it zeroed at a closer distance. 25 or 50yds first.
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Re: Very disappointed!

joe, think we've PMed in the past regarding the black diamond. Is it scoped? I would rewind to 25yds and go from there. I shoot 3 x 50grain pellets and a have shot the 245ish and 300grain PB's with great results. Experiment with different powders, charges, and bullet types. Maybe give sabots a go. Good luck, let us know how it pans out.

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Re: Very disappointed!

definatly start closer as mentioned, mine is sighted in at 50 yds cause thats about the farthest shot i will get as i hunt in the woods mostly with it.

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Re: Very disappointed!

Agree with above.Start out at 25, and go from there.
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-31-2011, 07:49 PM
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i have to say and agree with everyone start at 25yrds and go from there plus with the price of powder who can afford to waste powder

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Re: Very disappointed!

In my Black Diamond,I'am using the T/C 240 gr XTP mag and 2 50 gr 777 pellet.I wipe after each shot and I have a 1 1/2 group at 100 yards.I bore sighted it first and then put it on at 25 yards,then went to 100 yards.I've taken over a dozen deer with this load.
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-31-2011, 08:23 PM
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Re: Very disappointed!

my black diamond loved the 100gr. 777 and a 240gr. XTP also.
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Re: Very disappointed!

If you are speaking of the inline black diamond--mine likes 100 gr 777 and the copper hollow point PB . Switched to the aerotips and it shot even better groups.

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Re: Very disappointed!

We started at 40 yards and thought we were close enogh to move to 100 yards. Sabots, scopes, and pellets aren't legal in Colorado which is where I am taking the gun on an elk hunt. I will try swabbing between each shot as the 1st is the only one that really matters.
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