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#3036179 - 11/16/12 09:59 AM Powerbelts
bigorangmd
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I am shooting the CVA accura. CVA recommends the powerbelts (I'm sure they were compensated for that recommendation but know that would never influence their recommendation). It is a wickedly accurate combo. Shot two deer 30 min apart. One at 114 yards, one at 146 yards. Both shots just above shoulder joint. I had read about complaints about lack of blood trail but decided to use them any way. Both were at wood's edge. Got down before dark and went to find my deer. Not the first drop of blood from either, zip, nada. I would have bleed better if I had nicked myself with a razor! Looked inside the wood line, trails everywhere but one trail was more rustled than the others (like the deer was in a hurry). Figured who knows, nothing better so I'll follow it. After 60 yards both deer were lying together within 10 yards of each other. Guess the Lord knew my freezer was getting low! Looked around and blood trails began just before they fell. Sure am glad I recovered both deer but geez guess the no blood issue may be real. Has me rethinking for next year.
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#3036192 - 11/16/12 10:06 AM Re: Powerbelts [Re: bigorangmd]
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pass thrus?

what weight powerbelt ?

glad you found them
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#3036221 - 11/16/12 10:30 AM Re: Powerbelts [Re: Deer Assassin]
BigD_625
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Sounds like the larger ones (over 295gr) are better.
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#3036323 - 11/16/12 11:42 AM Re: Powerbelts [Re: BigD_625]
FrontierGander
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you shot high. Takes longer for blood trail to start when you do that.
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#3036366 - 11/16/12 12:09 PM Re: Powerbelts [Re: FrontierGander]
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I switched from 245's to 295's and have had excellent pass thru's this year.
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#3036387 - 11/16/12 12:24 PM Re: Powerbelts [Re: FrontierGander]
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 Originally Posted By: FrontierGander
you shot high. Takes longer for blood trail to start when you do that.
Yep.
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#3036414 - 11/16/12 12:49 PM Re: Powerbelts [Re: Beekeeper]
bigorangmd
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No heart shot but double lung. Did pass through but small wounds. When I opened them, both had a chest FULL of blood. Shot 245 gr. Maybe 295 will be better.
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#3036417 - 11/16/12 12:53 PM Re: Powerbelts [Re: Beekeeper]
Andy S.
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I am aware that there are some hunters that like and swear by them, but you could not give me a truckload of them for free and me go hunting with them. I have read and heard way too many "bloodless stories" over the years, just as you described. My .02
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#3036420 - 11/16/12 12:53 PM Re: Powerbelts [Re: bigorangmd]
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338gr. or 405gr. would be a better option then the 295gr.
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#3036472 - 11/16/12 01:42 PM Re: Powerbelts [Re: fourwheeler431]
bigorangmd
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The issue I get into is this...Since I spent a bit to get a good accurate MZ I'd hate to get a round with so much drop with 100gr.
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