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#3012088 - 11/02/12 06:48 AM TC Shockwave 250 is my bullet for the season......
RussellvilleRob
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I had a struggle with Powerbelts.. Clean Barrel, dirty barrel, Swab between shots, I could never get any consistency in my CVA Optima W/100GR of 777.........
Last night I shot three times with 250GR Shockwaves & put all three touching about 1/2 to the right of the bullseye...
No swabbing or anything, just load & shoot......
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#3012089 - 11/02/12 06:49 AM Re: TC Shockwave 250 is my bullet for the season...... [Re: RussellvilleRob]
RussellvilleRob
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This was at 80-yds....... I'm happy!...
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#3012093 - 11/02/12 06:51 AM Re: TC Shockwave 250 is my bullet for the season...... [Re: RussellvilleRob]
fullstream
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Very nice
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#3012095 - 11/02/12 06:51 AM Re: TC Shockwave 250 is my bullet for the season...... [Re: RussellvilleRob]
Andy S.
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Good shooting, it sounds like you are ready to hit the woods. Best of luck out there this weekend.
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#3012210 - 11/02/12 07:51 AM Re: TC Shockwave 250 is my bullet for the season...... [Re: Andy S.]
BigD_625
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Sounds good. Go get 'em.
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#3012388 - 11/02/12 09:35 AM Re: TC Shockwave 250 is my bullet for the season...... [Re: BigD_625]
bowhunter163
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I swapped from the power belts this year as well . The shockwaves seems to be extremely more accurate . Hopefully I'll test one out tomorrow and see how they really perform .
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#3012417 - 11/02/12 09:52 AM Re: TC Shockwave 250 is my bullet for the season...... [Re: bowhunter163]
varminthunter123
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Registered: 07/25/11
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Had the same issue with powerbelts, switched to Hornady FPB 350grains. Three shots at 100 yards all touching, great bullet.
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#3012825 - 11/02/12 02:27 PM Re: TC Shockwave 250 is my bullet for the season...... [Re: varminthunter123]
TheAirMan
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My Optima likes 250gr. Shockwaves as well.
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#3013015 - 11/02/12 04:41 PM Re: TC Shockwave 250 is my bullet for the season...... [Re: TheAirMan]
tasaman
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Great choice.
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#3035819 - 11/16/12 06:17 AM Re: TC Shockwave 250 is my bullet for the season...... [Re: tasaman]
7MMAG
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Well I have been using shockwaves for the last 3 or 4 years. They have always hit the mark and are very accurate on the range. I have yet to drop a deer in its tracks with them, but when I used to shoot 240gr jhp in sabots all my deer just about died where they stood. I have shot two deer this year a nice buck and a doe yesterday and I found a decent blood trail on the buck but after 400 yards alas no deer. I hunted for hiim for the rest of the afternoon and went home sick feeling.

Yesterday shot a doe at 70 yards and she went straight down. I saw her kicking on the ground and thrashing around so I was just giving her time to expire, but oh no she gets up and hops off into the woods. I figured I would just wait her out and keep hunting.

Well when lunch time hit my hunting buddy and I went and found where they was on the ground and tore up some vegetatin because she was on the ground for at least 3 to 4 minutes. Then we went in the woods where I saw her go in and alas not one drop of blood on the ground and no deer in the woods. I am almost at the point of giving up this season. I cant stand thinking that I have wounded two animals and I have no meat to put in the freezer.

I guess what I am asking is are the shockwaves designed to be used with 150 grains. I only use 100gr and have noticed on my deer of the past seasons that the bullets arent really expanding all that much. I might just switch back to the good ol jhp because they used to put the deer down with just 90 grains in all of my older smokepoles.
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