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Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Plum, Allegheny County, PA,
Powerbelt Bullet Thoughts
I have used 245 grain 50 cal aerotip bullets for 6 years now in my inline muzzleloader. They load and group consistently better than any others bullets I have tried. I've killed 6 deer with them, the most recent being an Allegheny County doe on Monday night. Of the 6 deer that I have killed, I have no obtained a complete pass through on any of them. Three deer dropped in their tracks and three ran off and I tracked and found them.
The doe I shot Monday night was 100 yards and I hit her in the ribs behind the shoulder in the perfect double lung location. The bullet did not hit any bone, save a rib, and did not pass through. This doe ran off 150 yards and I found her about an hour later still alive and had to finish her off.
Question is does anyone else have similar results with Powerbelt aerotips? I'm using 150 grains of Pyrodex out of my Vortek Ultralight. That should be generating enough energy to push that bullet through. I'm thinking that these bullets pancake on impact and cannot penetrate through the chest cavity. I have several flat Powerbelts to prove it.
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