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#10517 - 09/04/06 09:22 PM any body tried triple7 pellets and power belts
VW HUNT
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looking for a good combiation
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#10519 - 09/04/06 09:29 PM Re: any body tried triple7 pellets and power belts
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Pellets and powerbelts are only used by the sick or infirm. Real muzzleloader hunters use loose and lead conicals. \:D

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#10520 - 09/04/06 09:29 PM Re: any body tried triple7 pellets and power belts
nso123
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Have used the triple 7 pellets, but not with powerbelts. The powder is great, a bit hotter than Pyrodex.
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#10521 - 09/04/06 09:34 PM Re: any body tried triple7 pellets and power belts
statelineRUT
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Took a big fat doe last year with 100 grains of 777 and 295 grain Powerbelt. Complete pass thru and she didn't go 25 yards. I am shooting a NEF 50 caliber. Works great for me.
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#10522 - 09/04/06 10:36 PM Re: any body tried triple7 pellets and power belts
Triple Se7en
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 Quote:
Originally posted by VW HUNT:
looking for a good combiation
You forgot to mention the most important part.... make/model of the ML?????

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#10523 - 09/05/06 01:14 AM Re: any body tried triple7 pellets and power belts
Model70Man
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Registered: 09/30/05
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110 grains of 777 pellets topped off with a 245 grain Powerbelt.
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#10524 - 09/05/06 10:11 AM Re: any body tried triple7 pellets and power belts
iowavf
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I use 3 pellets of 777 and a 225 grain arrow tip power belt in my 45 cal. Encore. I have the scope dead on @ 100 yards and they only drop 4.5 inches @ 200 yards. Very accurate, no problems finding any of the deer I've shot because they don't go very far if you can hit where your aiming. Going to experiment with loose powder later this month.
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#10525 - 09/05/06 10:51 AM Re: any body tried triple7 pellets and power belts
darkthirty killer
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I use the 100 gr. triple 7 with 180 grain powerbelt. Shot tree during the ml week in NC and none ran over 10 yards. The gun had been sitting in the safe since Nov last year and fired it to "unload" it on Sat., gun went off first primer and was still on the mark.
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#10526 - 09/05/06 02:57 PM Re: any body tried triple7 pellets and power belts
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hey triple 7 make is a TC encore 50 cal
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#10527 - 09/06/06 11:16 PM Re: any body tried triple7 pellets and power belts
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Hay VW just take your cross bow during muzzleloader season!!! That JOKERP has his name right he is a real joke.
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#10530 - 11/06/06 08:10 PM Re: any body tried triple7 pellets and power belts
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I thought your love triangle was back. \:D Figured they were getting jealous of you and sureshot/eagleeye. :p

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#10531 - 11/07/06 07:19 PM Re: any body tried triple7 pellets and power belts
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The one thing that i think stands out in the difference between the two is how much cleaner Trip 7 burns compared to paradox. Youll really apreciate it after a day at the fireing range when you go to clean it. I started using Paradox pellets about three years ago but decided to give Trip 7 a try this year and i love it. \:\)
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#10532 - 11/07/06 09:56 PM Re: any body tried triple7 pellets and power belts
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Just don't use number 11 caps with 777 pellets.
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#10533 - 11/08/06 01:58 PM Re: any body tried triple7 pellets and power belts
JeepKuntry
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I'm using 2 50gr of triple seven and 245 grain Powerbelt, but I'm gonna switch bullet combos before next year. Cleanest powder I ever used was Clean Shot by far.
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#10534 - 11/10/06 07:45 AM Re: any body tried triple7 pellets and power belts
muzzymangler
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I used 777 and powerbelts last year, and now use 777 and 240gr. Nosler HD sabots. I was shooting the 245 powerbelt with the plastic tip, it shot good with 2 pellets, but we had a couple of powerbelts fall out of the barrel, and leave nothing but the green plastic base, so we quit using them. They are not suppose to come apart according to powerbelt, but all of the ones we had would come apart. They are easy to load, but that is not always good, if you notice most of the TV guys use sabots with the Encore. Of course most will shoot whatever is free to them, I just feel more secure with the sabot.
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#10535 - 11/11/06 08:40 PM Re: any body tried triple7 pellets and power belts
cweand
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Yup used them and got a nice doe from about 65 yards, used 3 50 grain pellets and a 295 grain powerbelt in my TC Black Diamond Magnum and took home the meat.
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#10536 - 11/13/06 03:37 PM Re: any body tried triple7 pellets and power belts
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Used a 245 gr aerotip powerbelt and 100 grs of 777 last year on an 8 pt. Hit him from the front in the front shoulder and continued into the chest cavity. No exit and all I found was pieces. Ran about 50 yards with no blood trail until the last few yards.
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#387124 - 09/07/07 11:40 PM Re: any body tried triple7 pellets and power belts [Re: ]
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777 good powder
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#389735 - 09/10/07 09:28 AM Re: any body tried triple7 pellets and power belts [Re: ]
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I would seriously considering using 777 loose powder instead of the pellets. I hear many shooters (that shoot a lot) having problems with misfires (pellets not igniting) with pelletized powders. With loose powder, no misfires.

If you're going to use Powerbelts, use the heaviest varieties (348 or 405 grn). The 295 grn and smaller don't penetrate deer well. They tend to explode on contact.
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#389915 - 09/10/07 11:13 AM Re: any body tried triple7 pellets and power belts [Re: BSK]
bowhunter 51
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I use loose triple 7 with R.E.A.L.'s...In my 45 cal.......
I shoot alot...Use about a pound every couple of months in
the off season...No trouble with misfires using 209's...
I like the cleaner ignition, cleaner rifleing....BH51....

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#391823 - 09/11/07 12:29 PM Re: any body tried triple7 pellets and power belts [Re: Tnyoteboy]
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245gr Aerotip and 120gr Loose pyrodex - Spike
295gr Aerotip and 120gr Loose Pyrodex - 8pt

They work. Dont use pellets, if you PACK them hard enough, the break.
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#393914 - 09/12/07 03:58 PM Re: any body tried triple7 pellets and power belts [Re: .444 Marlin]
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Hey 444marlin do you have any troubles seating your bullets the same with loose powder? I tried 777 loose with Aerotips and found that I wasn't seating the bullet the same each time. I have my rod marked and it wasn't the same for each load. I thought that the loose powder wasn't always getting packed into the base of the powerbelts so the bullets wasn't being seated the same each time. Went back to pellets like I have always used without any problems.
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#417505 - 09/26/07 04:28 PM Re: any body tried triple7 pellets and power belts [Re: ]
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I shoot an Encore (50 cal) with two 50 gr 777 pellets and a 295 gr powebelt. Of all the deer I've shot with it, only one was a pass through. None went >50 yards, most less than that but BSK is right. Most of mine have been well mushroomed but stopped under the skin on the off side.

I put another post on about the Barnes bullets- quit using the sabots about 3 years ago because they were so darned hard to reload, even afoer one firing with 777. Any experience with them recently- have they gotten easier to load?

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