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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-22-2014, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone shoot powerbelts out of a lyman .50cal? If so do you like them? How much powder do you use?
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Re: Powerbelts

It is a deerstalker
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-22-2014, 08:31 PM
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I have tried them years ago and got blowby.

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Re: Powerbelts

yep 80 to 100 grains pyrodex rs or goex 2f works great.
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Re: Powerbelts

70gr 3f with the 295 HP.Shoot great, and drop deer.
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Re: Powerbelts

Tried them in several muzzleloaders and most of the time they fit too loose in the barrel for me to feel safe. I have one sidelock that is a very tight bore and actually shot a doe with a powerbelt with it. Accuracy overall was not the best in that rifle but was about the only thing that would go down the barrel without pounding it home. I feel they are way too expensive. Powerbelt company is in cahoots with CVA and at least at one time using any other bullet could void the warrenty.
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Re: Powerbelts

We tried the power belt 245 gr. aero tips w/ 85gr. FF in my wifes deerstalker. They were the most consistent bullet we tested for accuracy, but we were concerned about the reports of poor penetration and fragmenting.
Went with the T/C 275gr maxi hunters instead.

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I shot right through this years flintlock deer with the 245 grain aerotip. Accuracy is spectacular in my Firestorm with 100 grains of 2f pushing it.

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DPMS, have you taken other deer with the 245 gr aero tip?
They are very accurate in my wifes deerstalker.

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DPMS, have you taken other deer with the 245 gr aero tip?
They are very accurate in my wifes deerstalker.
One deer and one coyote. It passed through the coyote too!

The deer this year was slightly quartering to at 50 about 50 yards. The PB entered the near shoulder and exited at mid ribs on the other side.

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