Re: Anybody try TC Shock Wave sabots in a 50 cal.
I shot them for a couple seasons, up until about 2 years ago. They shot great outta my Traditions Deer Hunter with 90gr. of GOEX FF and loaded easy. However they cost to dang much and I had some expansion issues on deer, they smacked em hard but never seemed to really make big holes. After I lost a deer to yotes I had to let lay after a good shot, enter behind front shoulder and broke off shoulder, that simply did not leave enough blood to follow...enterance hole was size of bullet and exit was literaly maybe a small fraction bigger. This was not my only experience like this with them, but it was my last and the one that made me switch.
Last year during my search for new bullets I found 240gr. T/C Cheap Shot sabots, they are a solid lead bullet...essentially a round ball formed into a hollowpoint bullet. They are as accuracte as shockwaves were with the same load, they load easier, $6 per 20 pack, and man those things expand like right now...lol The first deer I shot with them, last season, was 93 yds double lung shot and a full passthrough...she went 40ds and was done. Blood was everywhere and when I field dressed that deer I could not believe the clotting and the devastation of those bullets. I know have 4 or 5 packs of cheap shot sabots and plan to shoot them til I cant find them anymore or they stop making them!