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#2974986 - 10/09/12 08:37 PM Anyone shoot the TC shock waves?
goose17
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I've shot powerbelts for the past 4 years but want to try something different. Plus they look to be alittle cheaper.
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#2975027 - 10/09/12 08:55 PM Re: Anyone shoot the TC shock waves? [Re: goose17]
BigD_625
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Tried them out of a Remington, Knight, and two CVAs. I couldn't get tho shoot well out of any of them. I got some Hornady SST and love them.
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#2975113 - 10/09/12 09:58 PM Re: Anyone shoot the TC shock waves? [Re: BigD_625]
rbreedi1
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Try the Thompson Center XTP Mag sabots. They perform great for me and my buddies.
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#2975444 - 10/10/12 08:58 AM Re: Anyone shoot the TC shock waves? [Re: rbreedi1]
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Shot great in my T/C but would not expand
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#2975523 - 10/10/12 09:59 AM Re: Anyone shoot the TC shock waves? [Re: square]
CATCHDAWG
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If you choose the shock waves, I hope you have EXCELLENT tracking skills! You will need them! No bullet has ever performed better for me than a 300 grain hornady xtp, bang-flop!
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#2975569 - 10/10/12 10:29 AM Re: Anyone shoot the TC shock waves? [Re: CATCHDAWG]
Roost 1
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I shoot the 250 gr shockwaves with excellent results... The hornady sst and shockwave are same bullet made by hornady.
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#2975721 - 10/10/12 12:24 PM Re: Anyone shoot the TC shock waves? [Re: Roost 1]
ratsnakeboogy
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At regular muzzleloader speeds I never could get them to expand worth a crap, unless I hit a large bone. If I put them through the lungs the wound channel just never opened up.

Now if you drive them at medium SMOKELESS speeds they can be great bullets. If you go too fast with them shooting smokeless, they will just grenade and that's worse than no expansion at all.

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#2975733 - 10/10/12 12:35 PM Re: Anyone shoot the TC shock waves? [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
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#2975924 - 10/10/12 02:54 PM Re: Anyone shoot the TC shock waves? [Re: Andy S.]
Rubberduck270
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At normal ML speeds I'll choose the 240 gr. XTP all day long. In my smokeless I shoot Barnes because of the weight retention and expansion. Like ratsnakeboogy said, an XTP at smokeless speeds is like a varmint round.
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#2976011 - 10/10/12 03:49 PM Re: Anyone shoot the TC shock waves? [Re: Rubberduck270]
BuckHunter511
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I shot the 250 over 100 grains pellet. 2 deer ... Luckily. Neither expanded. Both were almost in the same shape they were when I loaded them. They are crap. Shoot Barnes!
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#2976186 - 10/10/12 06:27 PM Re: Anyone shoot the TC shock waves? [Re: BuckHunter511]
upatree
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I have shot the shockwaves for years,made by the same hornady factory with awsome results and expand great !
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#2976323 - 10/10/12 08:02 PM Re: Anyone shoot the TC shock waves? [Re: CATCHDAWG]
timberjack86
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 Originally Posted By: CATCHDAWG
If you choose the shock waves, I hope you have EXCELLENT tracking skills! You will need them! No bullet has ever performed better for me than a 300 grain hornady xtp, bang-flop!
X1000 Except I use the 240 grain xtps.I shot 3 deer with the shockwaves.Small entry and exit hole and no blood trail.The xtps shoot well and expand well in my TC Impact and Omega.
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#2976820 - 10/11/12 08:20 AM Re: Anyone shoot the TC shock waves? [Re: timberjack86]
GRAMPS
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I shoot the 300 grain Shockwave out of my T/C Black Diamond with 90 grains of 777. Accuracy is great but have not had a chance to shoot a deer with them yet. I did previously have problems with the 240 grain XTP. Shot and lost two deer with lung shots.
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#2978546 - 10/12/12 09:19 AM Re: Anyone shoot the TC shock waves? [Re: GRAMPS]
W.Seay
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If you choose the shockwaves, make sure you own a good tracking dog!!!
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#2978758 - 10/12/12 11:30 AM Re: Anyone shoot the TC shock waves? [Re: W.Seay]
southernhunter
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I have shot them back when I used to own a inline , I had real good luck out of them and the xtp. I shoot a patched round ball now in my Hawkins , and have killed just fine with them so , it should be a cake walk with a 240 shockwave in a 50 cal.
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#2981080 - 10/14/12 03:04 PM Re: Anyone shoot the TC shock waves? [Re: CATCHDAWG]
mathews338
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 Originally Posted By: CATCHDAWG
If you choose the shock waves, I hope you have EXCELLENT tracking skills! You will need them! No bullet has ever performed better for me than a 300 grain hornady xtp, bang-flop!
I have great tracking skills but I have not had to use them yet and I shoot 250 shockwaves. Only a few ran (only 40 to 60 yards) and I had massive blood trails to follow.

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#2981380 - 10/14/12 06:27 PM Re: Anyone shoot the TC shock waves? [Re: mathews338]
ROVERBOY
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I killed 3 deer with Shockwaves and in my experience they expand better if you hit bone or hard muscle, like a shoulder. One deer a young buck but, he was about 120 lbs. I hit him in the shoulder at about 50 yards and it stopped under the skin on the opposite side. The other 2 deer I hit behind shoulder through ribs and I didn't get much expansion. They shot awesome though with 90 gr. Triple 7.
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#2983567 - 10/16/12 04:11 AM Re: Anyone shoot the TC shock waves? [Re: ROVERBOY]
goose17
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Thanks guys
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#2985684 - 10/17/12 08:32 AM Re: Anyone shoot the TC shock waves? [Re: goose17]
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Most of the shockwaves and sst sold at walmart and others are bonded bullets made to be pushed faster than normal MUZZ. I order the non bonded bullets and seem to get good performance with 100 grs and 300 shockwave.
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