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Power Belts vs. Sabots

I am swithing from maxi [censored] to either Power Belts or TCs Sabot any opinions would be appriciated also will i have to change my powder loads i was using 90 grains of 2f powder what should i use for either 245 grain copper power belts or 250 grain shock wave sabots
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Why not stay with 90 gr 2f?

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Why not stay with 90 gr 2f?
X2. 90 grains is a good starting load. You also didn't mention what gun you're shooting, what primers if any (flintlock) or what type of powder you're using. Either way, both bullets will work over 90 grains of almost FF anything. The lighter bullets may just love that powder charge and print the best groups, cuz that's what we're going for as ethical hunters right?...accuracy, not just oomph?...

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Re: Power Belts vs. Sabots

This is outa my Thompson Center Renegade off the bench at 50yds

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That'll do right there.

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Re: Power Belts vs. Sabots

Im deffinitly am going for accuracy im shooting a Thomson Center Hawkin 50 cal flintlock with 4F primer
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Im deffinitly am going for accuracy im shooting a Thomson Center Hawkin 50 cal flintlock with 4F primer
Then with the 1:48 twist on your rifle, you might be better suited to try the 295 grain hollow point power belts (the aero tips are designed to expand SLOWER than the hollow points) or the 385 grain great plains bullet. Tne 245 grain stuff might not give you the best accuray or efficiency. I'd also START at around 80-85 grains of powder. My Hakens LOVE 90 grains of FF under both of those bullets and will kill to 100 yards easily if you can shoot that well that is. Not a dig, but it takes PRACTICE with a flinter to become proficient with one...a lot more than most guys are willing to do.

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That's some fine shooting and sighting in there limbhanger!
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Re: Power Belts vs. Sabots

About those power belts ...there was some dicussion on here about thier preformance.. especialy the 245 aerotip. I shot 2 deer with my Omega this year using 100gr 777 and the above powerbelt. both were shot with in 50yds both in the mid shoulder area.. neither passed through. Although I did recover the deer,they did run off . while boning them out both bullets were recovered inside the chest cavity, both in tack and mushroomed well.. not sure if a heavier powerbelt would do better.. These 245's shoot great out of my Omega.. I might have to retool for next season with a heavier powerbelt.. Happy Holidays
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NiceRack! - I had the same results as you and decided to use a 348gr. powerbelt,and was I glad... I shot a doe with it and it run her over like a freight train... No tracking...
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