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Bullet Recommendation

I have 2 Hawkin 50 cals, one is a TC the other an Investarm from Cabelas,the third a Traditions Deer Hunter.
What bullets are you shooting out of yours and can you make suggestions
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Re: Bullet Recommendation

490 prb sitting on top of 80 grs of 2-F cant go wrong but youll have to experiment with different loads to see what your rifles like no 2 are the same good luck.

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Re: Bullet Recommendation

Shallow grooved fast twist barrels Are good for bullets.(.005) Slow twist deep groove are round ball barrel. Check the twist marked on the barrel. T/C 1/48 bullet or ball. Maxi ball which is a grease groove bullet along with R.E.A.L. bullets shoot pretty good. Both are a heavy bullet. The T/C PA hunter is a round ball only rifle due to slow twist and deep grooved barrel.(.012).

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Re: Bullet Recommendation

I have a different opinion.
t/c 240 gr xtp sabot slug.
shoots real good out of my
custom slow twist longrifle.
shot a deer yesterday with them
at 60 yds. Dropped on the spot.

lost a deer last sat. Found it tues
afternoon. Double lung hit and no blood trail.
if you want to drop them or have a blood trail shoot something else than prb.
bad experience from them for me.

my slow twist shoots the sabot xtp
really good. Dont always believe everything your told on here.
they said my rifle wouldnt stabilize the xtp. But it does.
plastic fouling problems then.
not happening. That I have found.
fouling is less than prb also.
try them and see what happens.
Just another .02.
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T/C makes a bullet called cheap shot its a 140gr hollow point sabot that sit in a plastic sleeve they shoot very well out of my son gun

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Re: Bullet Recommendation

240 grain, not 140 grain.
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Re: Bullet Recommendation

I too have had issues with the PRB. I have taken 3 deer with my hawkin but have not been happy with the RB performance. Hence trying to see what other options are out there+. I'm not to crazy about hitting a deer in the sweet spot and it not bleed well enough for tracking. Happened all three times. One in particular took 3 shots to put it down. I love flinters and this season but truly want to be comfortable with performance that when I shoot i see better results. Tracking is even tougher without snow.
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More & more flint-users are moving to the sabot/bullets. Optimum grain size is 275-330 grains for the 48-twist and 200 for 1:66. The 45/40 Shockwave or SST bullet in 200 grain can be converted to the blue 50/40 sabot, by simply discarding the mostly orange 45-cal sabot..... OR 180-200gr. XTP in 50/45 black sabot can also be tried in 1:66 (most cases).... even the 1:48. Another option is the ever-popular 240 grain sabot/bullet for the 48-twist.
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Re: Bullet Recommendation

Has anyone shot the TC MaxiBall or Maxi Hunter. My Traditions is def 1 1-48 twist the Hawkins are not marked
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