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Powerbelts for flintlock

Im sure this has been asked and answered.....Has anyone had good success using powerbelt bullets in their muzzleloaders. I use them in my inline with great success but before I spend the money just want a couple opinions. Thanks
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No expert for sure but I would assume it depends on the twist of your barrel? I too use powerbelts in my inline but use Hornady greatplains bullets in my flinter.
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Not that it matters as IMHO powerbelts are overpriced junk with good marketing. What caliber are you shooting?

You should consider getting a "regular" handgun bullet (Hornady, Nosler, Speer, etc) and use a quality Sabot that is designed for your bullet. IMHO MMP sabots are quality. https://mmpsabots.com

From my in-line I shoot th MMP designed for a .458-.459 caliber bullet. Either the Hornady 325gr. or the Nosler BT work extremely well. They cost of a pack of 50 is about $13 plus shipping which is not out of line.

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All depends on the rate of twist of your flinter. If it’s a 1:66 you will most likely have a hard time with them.
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It's more the depth of your rifling.Inlines have shallow cut rifling.Most sidelocks have deeper rifling.The problem is getting blowby and sending the bullet off track after leaving the muzzle.Rifle twist like a 1:60,1:66,1:72 lets you burn higher volumes of powder than say 1:48.I have both 1:48 and 1:66 and can get tight groups with both.I have a 32 cal with a 1:30 twist that gives minute of head on squirrels.
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Thanks all
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why ?

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I shoot 245 Aerotips out of my 1/48 Firestorm. They group great and always performed well on deer if I did my part.

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Lyman deerstalker, 90 grains FF black powder, 245 grain power belt hollow point, shoots great
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Im sure this has been asked and answered.....Has anyone had good success using powerbelt bullets in their muzzleloaders. I use them in my inline with great success but before I spend the money just want a couple opinions. Thanks
I'd try a shorter 245 Aerotip in your flinter assuming it's a slow twist and go from there. They should stabilize in a slow twist bbl. Only way to know is test at range.

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