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#260271 - 06/10/07 06:28 AM Shock Wave Bullets
GRAMPS
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I recently tried the 250 grain Shock Waves in my MZ and they shot really good. Just wondering if anyone had used the 300 grain Shock Wave and how did it perform on deer?
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#260672 - 06/10/07 02:31 PM Re: Shock Wave Bullets [Re: GRAMPS]
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I used the Shockwave 250gr. during 2004 season. They shot well outta my Remington 700ml. I killed a big buck with them during the late mz season, but was kindly disappointed. My first shot hit the deer in the spine, followed closely by a second. I didn't get an exit on either shot. I don't know if the backbone splintered the bullets or what, but I didn't like it.
I'am experimenting with Hornady 250gr. right now, hopefully results this fall.
Good luck!
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#260753 - 06/10/07 04:11 PM Re: Shock Wave Bullets [Re: GRAMPS]
Kevin B.
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Well Glory Be! Someone besides me is shooting their muzzleloader already!!!
Gramps, I've only shot the 250 Shockwave in my Omega. None of the sporting goods stores in my area carry the 300 grain. So I'm gonna order a box of 'em to try. I just bet that they'll perfom at least as good, but probably better. My gun seems to dislike anything lighter than 250 grain bullets.

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#260804 - 06/10/07 05:21 PM Re: Shock Wave Bullets [Re: Kevin B.]
GRAMPS
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kevinb, I do all my shooting this time of year. I belong to a gun club with 80 members; but have the ranges all to myself this time of year. When everyone else starts shooting in the fall, they have to wait in line for a chance to shoot.
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#260868 - 06/10/07 06:11 PM Re: Shock Wave Bullets [Re: GRAMPS]
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Guys, I've shot a couple of my MZ loaders 3-4 times already.I try to shoot at least once every couple of weeks.
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#261044 - 06/10/07 08:49 PM Re: Shock Wave Bullets [Re: Matador]
Kevin B.
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 Originally Posted By: Matador
Guys, I've shot a couple of my MZ loaders 3-4 times already.I try to shoot at least once every couple of weeks.

I've shot mine the last couple of mornings while it was cool. Due to the lack of a range in my area, I am forced to shoot in the big hayfields where I hunt. Usually every other weekend, but here lately, I've been kinda obsessin' over 100 yard groups and how to tighten them.
But now I'm out of powder (trip 7 ffg) and primers, AND sabots. So its off to Jackson this next friday to the The Great Outdoors Store. Some of their ML stuff is discounted. (forgive me for getting off of topic, love talking muzzleloading) \:\)

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#261519 - 06/11/07 08:23 AM Re: Shock Wave Bullets [Re: Kevin B.]
CHRIS WILSON
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 Quote:
I used the Shockwave 250gr. during 2004 season. They shot well outta my Remington 700ml. I killed a big buck with them during the late mz season, but was kindly disappointed. My first shot hit the deer in the spine, followed closely by a second. I didn't get an exit on either shot. I don't know if the backbone splintered the bullets or what, but I didn't like it.
I'm wanting to try the bonded shockwaves. I hear they hold up a bit better when bone is encountered.
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#261626 - 06/11/07 10:25 AM Re: Shock Wave Bullets [Re: CHRIS WILSON]
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the shockwaves in the 300 grain w/ 10 grains of 777 shoot well in my encore but I still have a lack of blood trail issue.I lost a nice buck last season .no blood sign at all. I hope I missed him but not at that range.I did not see him for the rest of the season. I had one doe go around 40 yards without a blood trail. A good buddy has shoot several with the 250 grain and had the same issues.
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#261684 - 06/11/07 11:54 AM Re: Shock Wave Bullets [Re: GRAMPS]
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 Originally Posted By: GRAMPS
I recently tried the 250 grain Shock Waves in my MZ and they shot really good. Just wondering if anyone had used the 300 grain Shock Wave and how did it perform on deer?


I shoot the 300 grain out of my Traditions, and love them. I changed to the 300 last year, was shooting the 245 grain PB. I killed a small buck last year with the 300 shock wave and 100 grain triple 7 powder. It was a complete pass through! Also shot a doe with them, in one shoulder out the other, broke both shoulders and still passed through. I'm very happy with them..

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#261935 - 06/11/07 05:03 PM Re: Shock Wave Bullets [Re: postal rage]
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i killed several with the 250 and I dont care about an exit hole...the ol deer just hits the ground where they stood
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#262506 - 06/12/07 07:20 AM Re: Shock Wave Bullets [Re: 7MMAG]
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My brother-in-law shot a big doe at 40 yds. with the 250 gr. SW out of his Encore this past season and didn't get a pass-thru. I on the other hand, shot a 6-pt. at 100 yds. with the 300 gr. Barnes out of my Knight and got a pass-thru and lots of blood.
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#270355 - 06/19/07 10:04 AM Re: Shock Wave Bullets [Re: 7MMAG]
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I have used the 200 gr in .50 cal with great results. Last year they were 3 for 3 with 70 yards being the longest tracking job.
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#270481 - 06/19/07 12:02 PM Re: Shock Wave Bullets [Re: GRAMPS]
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I can't help you Gramps on the 300 because my TC is in .45 but the shockwaves in 200 gr and .45 have worked well since it set the thing up a few years ago.
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#273598 - 06/21/07 11:29 PM Re: Shock Wave Bullets [Re: rldel]
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I've killed 4-5 with the 250gr. Shockwave since they came on the market. All but one basically dropped in their tracks. But, I've yet to get an exit wound with one-and very poor bloodtrail for the couple that ran. They are great shooting bullets that I am comfortable with around fields or open areas where I can watch the deer run off. I'd be reluctant to use them hunting in thick cover.
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#273664 - 06/22/07 02:12 AM Re: Shock Wave Bullets [Re: scn]
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Barnes Spitfire.......no substitute.

Used to use the Shockwave but they were so hard to load in my
Encore. Switched to the Barnes and haven't looked back.
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#274475 - 06/22/07 06:49 PM Re: Shock Wave Bullets [Re: Model70Man]
Kevin B.
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 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
Barnes Spitfire.......no substitute.

Used to use the Shockwave but they were so hard to load in my
Encore. Switched to the Barnes and haven't looked back.

So far, accuracy-wise, the Barnes spit fire (245grain) have made a believer out of me! \:\)

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#277264 - 06/25/07 05:57 PM Re: Shock Wave Bullets [Re: BZ911]
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 Originally Posted By: BZ911
the shockwaves in the 300 grain w/ 10 grains of 777 shoot well in my encore but I still have a lack of blood trail issue.I lost a nice buck last season .no blood sign at all. I hope I missed him but not at that range.I did not see him for the rest of the season. I had one doe go around 40 yards without a blood trail. A good buddy has shoot several with the 250 grain and had the same issues.



ditto for me too !! i got a bunch of 250s if you want them you can have em imho they shoot very good at targets , but suck at killing deer!
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#283817 - 06/30/07 06:12 PM Re: Shock Wave Bullets [Re: population control]
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The 300 gr shockwave killed the snot out of this deer. Complete pass thru on a shoulder shot around 75 yards. (BTW, my first time to use the 300gr shockwave, so it's not like I have a ton of experience with the bullet.)


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#286260 - 07/02/07 08:53 PM Re: Shock Wave Bullets [Re: megalomaniac]
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I beleive it was 230 grn.
second shot, first shot I missed, 45min later he came back.
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#287455 - 07/03/07 06:31 PM Re: Shock Wave Bullets [Re: remke]
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Anyone shot anything with the bonded shockwaves? I've got a box in my range box I'm going to be testing on the range this weekend. I'm curious about the terminal performance of the bonded vs. the regular shockwaves.
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