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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Powerbelt Reply with quote

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I'm loading (3) 50gr 777 pellets with the 270 grain platinum PB in my Encore, and my wife loads (2) 50 gr 777 pellets with the 245 gr copper aerotip in her Pro-Hunter Encore.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Powerbelt Reply with quote

I knew we had this conversation before...

www.huntingnut.com/ind...opic&t=104

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:15 am    Post subject: Re: Powerbelt Reply with quote

I have to correct my error here. The T/C .50 muzzle loaders have a 1 in 28" twist rate, not 1 in 20". Sorry!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:54 am    Post subject: Re: Powerbelt Reply with quote

That's okay Pumpkin we didn't believe you anyway!lol
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Powerbelt Reply with quote

i bought one of the cvas,opium pro,I used the 50 gr pellets,with the power built ,I cant get it to shoot..i get 5 in groups at 50 yards,nothg at 100 yards,LOL i gave up.cleaned it and put it in my safe,,I thought i dont need this,maybe someday when im so bored I'll get it out n use it for a tent post,Jus t one more toy i dont need,but thought i did,I do beter with my Lyman 54 cal,flint lock,
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Powerbelt Reply with quote

CHECK OUT THIS WEB SITE, IF U SHOOT M/Ls

all black powder

pages.sssnet.com/go2erie/muzzle.htm
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Powerbelt Reply with quote

another web site that may answer questions U have on powerbelt bullets


ganderspowerbeltforu.p...guild.net/
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Powerbelt Reply with quote

280shooter wrote:
another web site that may answer questions U have on powerbelt bullets


ganderspowerbeltforu.p...guild.net/

Thats my forum.

Plenty of info to learn off of.

I've read this topic and the other powerbelt topic in the post above.

Accuracy, Not all rifles will shoot them properly, TC,Knight, even CVA will at times not shoot them well.

Why?

A couple reasons,

TC = A lot are put out on the market with misaligned QLA's.
Knight = The bores are slightly over sized and the bullets can not swell enough to seal off the gases in the bore.

Another Overlooked issue could be not the powder thats in the bore, but the PRIMER! Yes, a simple thing such as a primer will indeed affect your accuracy horribly as i am about to show you.

295g Powerbelt Aerotip, 75 grains Pyrodex P, TC Omega, Bushnell Trophy 3x9 scope @ 100 yards off a sand bag. Remington Kleanbore
Finger points to #1 shot on clean bore,


Next up is the same load but with a new Primer. Winchester 777,
3 shots in the center are the ones i am talking about,



3 mores shot with yet Another primer. CCI Magnum Shotshell primer, Fingers point to the 3 shots,


The big hole to the left of my pinky were some 348's i was testing out too.

Aerotip VS Hollow Point is a topic that often pops up. I read a post here that saying that the Aerotip is meant for longer range shooting. Yes and No. The Aerotip was indeed, designed to fly flatter at longer ranges, But the most important part it plays, It Controls Bullet Expansion!

The Hollow Points are fine but they do not shoot as tight for me, Plus they are not recommended for Shoulder shots due to the big hole in the opening that expands to quickly.

Powerbelts are Pure lead which means that if you are hunting with a massive mag 3 pellet charge and run into a 50 yard shot with a 245-295 powerbelt, It is more than likely going to fragment because it was pushed way to fast.

Direct Info from Dan Hall at Powerbelt bullets said these recommended Mag loads with Powerbelts are recommened ONLY if you are shooting 140+ yards away. Not up close and personal!

I hope this has cleared up some questions that often float around.

If anyone needs any help, feel free to send me a PM.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Powerbelt Reply with quote

I have the ruger 77\50 and the power belt bullets are great. 2- 50gr trip 7 pellets and a trip 7 209 primer with a 295 gr power belt bullet. in my gun it shoots 3 holes at a lil over 1\2" groups. I haven't had any problem with them coming apart in fact I have 2 of them that I have dug out of elk and they have expanded and held there own. I personally have been impressed with them but have talked to people that say they wont shoot for them. it all depends on your gun and what it likes. get a bunch of different bullets and just try them out and find the one that works for your gun.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:44 am    Post subject: Re: Powerbelt Reply with quote

Great info guys............Thanks for your input, it all helps!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:09 am    Post subject: Re: Powerbelt Reply with quote

I just shot my CVA Electra using Powerbelts (223 gr), could not hit the target at all, two to three feet high. Used a sabot 300 gr a friend had on hand and put them all on the target. I am changing from the Powerbelts. Will try again soon.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Powerbelt Reply with quote

Alright I finally got a chance to sight in my Burris on my CVA Optima Elite 50cal. and here's what worked : 130grs. 777 powder pellets
270 gr. Powerbelt Platinum and 209 primers.
I cleaned the barrel after each shot....groups were real tight.
I tried firing 110 grs.777 and the group was just like before, real bad even cleaning the barrel between shots so looks like I'm done waste'n powder and bullets.
Thanks for all the help guys! Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Powerbelt Reply with quote

I've only used the all lead and found if I try to load too hot, it will strip and get lousy grouping. 90 -110 gns of 777 depending on the gun(barrel).
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