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#3369571 - 09/22/13 08:38 AM Project Gun Started
ghostfive
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Yesterday I started on the video project using a new CVA Kodiak Magnum I had on hand to make a shorter range gun for people that hunt thicker cover. I have the scope mounted and will get the bore sighting done then on to loads. Since this is going to be used at 100 yards or less I will stay with a heavier bullet but what I wanted to use I can't find. I am not a huge fan of sabots, ok I don't like them at all, but I might look at some of the Barnes 300 gr HP which my brother used. Any other ideas I could look at? I know CVA barrels tend to like the Powerbelts but maybe it is time to see what you guys think and change my ways.
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#3370035 - 09/22/13 05:40 PM Re: Project Gun Started [Re: ghostfive]
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Thors. And chop the barrel to 21 inches.
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#3370672 - 09/23/13 07:40 AM Re: Project Gun Started [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
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I saw someone on Doug's talk about Thor's, I'm not familiar with them, and about shortening the barrel. I researched the barrel and that is no problem so I am seriously thinking about that. People couldn't agree on how much velocity is lost is my only concern.

The Thor's aren't supposed to work as well in older barrels this one is from 2004 according to the serial # but I will take a look at them.

Thanks
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#3370835 - 09/23/13 09:11 AM Re: Project Gun Started [Re: ghostfive]
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Just have Thor send you a sample pack, you might be surprised.

You can try the Hornady FPB as well if you want full bore bullets.

As for velocity loss, yes there is some. I still see people with "shortys" shooting 3" groups at 200 yards with BH209. I've got an 18 inched I chopped for my son and it kills just fine.

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#3371036 - 09/23/13 11:30 AM Re: Project Gun Started [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
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405 lead hp powerbelts

or 465 no excuses concials or 348 powerbelts in that order


300gns aint all that heavy IMO
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#3371407 - 09/23/13 03:52 PM Re: Project Gun Started [Re: Deer Assassin]
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I shot the Hornady FPB 350 gr bullets out of my Encore one year and liked them. I switched since I wanted some more range and velocity.
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#3371767 - 09/23/13 08:20 PM Re: Project Gun Started [Re: TN Larry]
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 Originally Posted By: TN Larry
I shot the Hornady FPB 350 gr bullets out of my Encore one year and liked them. I switched since I wanted some more range and velocity.



that is a great bullet as well

i killed 3 bucks in 7 days out of the same tree field dressed 177 175 and 177

great bullet performance
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#3372319 - 09/24/13 10:04 AM Re: Project Gun Started [Re: Deer Assassin]
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I checked out the FBP bullets and I think that is what I am going to try. Since this is strictly a short range shooter that should be good. Think the barrel is going to get cropped too if I am going to do this might as well go all in.

Thanks for the help guys keep it coming.
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