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#3003389 - 10/28/12 11:51 AM T/C Shockwave Bullets
DeerKiller2012
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Bought some T/C Shockwave Bullets, does anyone shoot these ? what do you think about them ? I know some bullets don't perform as well as others but thought I would give them a try.
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#3003405 - 10/28/12 11:59 AM Re: T/C Shockwave Bullets [Re: DeerKiller2012]
tasaman
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In 250 or 300 gr you have a good solid performing bullet there. What powder will you be using?
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#3003457 - 10/28/12 12:28 PM Re: T/C Shockwave Bullets [Re: tasaman]
Killing time
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Last year i used those in 250 gr bonded core. I shot a buck at about 40 yards. He ran about 30 yards and fell over. It sure enough did the job, but there was no exit wound, leaving very little blood. If i would have had to track him any distance, it might've posed a problem. Bullets i have used in the past always went straight through, leaving a hefty blood trail. With all that being said, it did the job and i am using them again this year.
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#3003464 - 10/28/12 12:32 PM Re: T/C Shockwave Bullets [Re: Killing time]
trealtree
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 Originally Posted By: Killing time
Last year i used those in 250 gr bonded core. I shot a buck at about 40 yards. He ran about 30 yards and fell over. It sure enough did the job, but there was no exit wound, leaving very little blood. If i would have had to track him any distance, it might've posed a problem. Bullets i have used in the past always went straight through, leaving a hefty blood trail. With all that being said, it did the job and i am using them again this year.


Had the same trouble 3 years ago. The buck i shot didn't bleed for 60 yards.Luckily I picked up a faint blood trail that led me to the deer 200 yds away. I switched to a 240gr DC


Edited by trealtree (10/28/12 12:33 PM)
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#3003482 - 10/28/12 12:45 PM Re: T/C Shockwave Bullets [Re: trealtree]
Killing time
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I will make my decision to stick with em or not after my next shot. The fact that "none of the energy was wasted", means nothing to me if you cant find your deer. But like i said, it did the job last year, so we will see .
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#3003512 - 10/28/12 01:03 PM Re: T/C Shockwave Bullets [Re: Killing time]
Tar12
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If they will shoot accuratly in your gun the Barnes TEZs are hard to beat for terminal performance.They will open them up and bleed them out!

Edited by Tar12 (10/28/12 01:09 PM)

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#3003584 - 10/28/12 01:45 PM Re: T/C Shockwave Bullets [Re: Tar12]
bigtex
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I've heard some bad press about the Shock Waves and the Hornady SST's [same bullet] But they [250 grain] shoot great in both of my rifles, T/C Thunder Hawk and my Rem 700. Probably going to jinx myself but i've never shot a deer with them that I didn't recover.
BTW, I use the regular shockwaves, don't have any experience with the bonded bullets.
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#3003967 - 10/28/12 05:54 PM Re: T/C Shockwave Bullets [Re: bigtex]
Benelli 4 Life
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I've shot em since they came out with em and have had good luck with em. Never have found a bullet because they all went through em and all had good blood trails.
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#3004362 - 10/28/12 08:31 PM Re: T/C Shockwave Bullets [Re: Benelli 4 Life]
ImThere
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I shoot the hornady sst 250 the 3 deer i have shot complete pass thru and none of them made it 40 yds
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#3004896 - 10/29/12 06:04 AM Re: T/C Shockwave Bullets [Re: ImThere]
7mminatree
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I have shot several deer with the 250 grn shockwaves and only had one that didn't pass through, it was a quartering to shot at close range. It completely busted the left front shoulder and took out a couple of the right ribs, the bullet was found just under the hide at it's back hip. The deer went down like a ton of bricks.
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