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#290937 - 07/06/07 05:25 PM Re: muzzleloader info please [Re: CHRIS WILSON]
Kevin B.
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No Chris, this will be my first season using them. I like what I've heard about them and they are very accurate in my Omega. I'm like you. I'd like to hear about some 'in the field' performance.
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#291268 - 07/06/07 10:53 PM Re: muzzleloader info please [Re: CHRIS WILSON]
Cull Buck Hunter
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I took 6 deer last year with them in my Savage and I would bet my life on them. Never lost a deer with them and most go to the ground within 10-15 yds. I have only had one deer that I did not get an exit wound on, she was coming straight at me and I shot her in the chest and the bullet was found in her left rear ham. They are worth the money.

Edited by Cull Buck Hunter (07/06/07 10:55 PM)
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#298340 - 07/13/07 08:19 AM Re: muzzleloader info please [Re: Cull Buck Hunter]
mopar
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ive got a omega Z5 just got the hornaday XTP 300 gr hollow pt
was at the range tues i use 100 gr 777 was very impressed
no scope gun has fiber optic sites
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#298542 - 07/13/07 10:38 AM Re: muzzleloader info please [Re: mopar]
skynimrod
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Like Chris I like to be about 1.5 to 2" high @ 100. I shoot a cva opt with a scope & pretty confadent out to 200 yds.My smoke pole shoots loose powder best & likes 190 gr barnes blue tiped , & hornady 250 gr red tip sst.After firing between shots I clean,dry,& snap a cap before shooting again.
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#324144 - 08/02/07 03:09 PM Re: muzzleloader info please [Re: CHRIS WILSON]
Model70Man
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 Originally Posted By: CHRIS WILSON
kevinb and Model70Man.....Have either of you shot any game with those 245 gr. spitfires? I'm real curious as to penetration and terminal performance with that bullet. I like bullets that make 2 holes in critters and I know the Barnes bullets have a good rep for penetrating deep and making nice wound channels.


I shot this doe at 50 yds with the 245 grain spitfire. Complete passthru and an awesome bloodtrail about 20 yds long.
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#324175 - 08/02/07 03:24 PM Re: muzzleloader info please [Re: Model70Man]
CHRIS WILSON
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Originally Posted By: CHRIS WILSON
kevinb and Model70Man.....Have either of you shot any game with those 245 gr. spitfires? I'm real curious as to penetration and terminal performance with that bullet. I like bullets that make 2 holes in critters and I know the Barnes bullets have a good rep for penetrating deep and making nice wound channels.


I shot this doe at 50 yds with the 245 grain spitfire. Complete passthru and an awesome bloodtrail about 20 yds long.


Sweet! \:\) I got the KRB setup with 250 gr Barnes expanders a few weeks back. With 110 gr. of loose FFF 777, they're laying in some real nice groups. That load should be he77 on wheels for whitetail . I still want to try the spitfires and/or the TMZ bullets though. The bullet design would help with velocity retention on some of the longer shots, I'm sure. But then again, I haven't had to take a shot over 100 yards for the last several seasons now. \:\)


Edited by CHRIS WILSON (08/02/07 03:26 PM)
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#324180 - 08/02/07 03:25 PM Re: muzzleloader info please [Re: Model70Man]
encore06
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Nice pic. I believe I'll try the Barnes TMZ or Kinght Ultimate Slam. They're the same bullet. May go with the 290 grain in front of 100 grains of 777.
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#331060 - 08/07/07 06:25 PM Re: muzzleloader info please [Re: encore06]
rldel
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Once again I'm a little different that the pack. (again FWIW) I shoot a .45 T/C Omega w/200 gr SSTs and 100gr T-7 for a MV of 2250 fps. I have set it at dead-on at 50 yds but currently have it at 100. Not much difference. I have shot XPs saboted, T/C Maxi-hunter, Barnes Red-Hots and BPI's Powerbelts. The PBs are garbage, less actually. Way too loose. The Barnes and Maxi-hunters are OK but can't beat the SSTs, so for me, I haven't changed.
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#354287 - 08/20/07 03:04 PM Re: muzzleloader info please [Re: rldel]
Poor redneck
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My Omega is two inches high at one hundred yards, I use one hundred grains of pellets pushing a 240 grain Hornady. and I do run a wet patch fallowed by a dry patch between every shot. It is a good idea to mark your ram rod so you properly seat it every time. I have not fired mine over a hundred yards so don't know how it performs out there.
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