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#3372476 - 09/24/13 11:58 AM Little Help Needed on Bullet Selection...
BlountArrow
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I've got a brand new, plain jane, Thompson Center Impact that I'm going to be using this year. I'm finally hanging up the Knight Wolverine after many years of use. Here's the thing... I really don't want to shoot saboted bullets and I hate PowerBelts. Given that, what bullet would you guys recommend??? I don't mind going heavy. I just want something consistently accurate.
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#3372480 - 09/24/13 12:01 PM Re: Little Help Needed on Bullet Selection... [Re: BlountArrow]
pressfit
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I used to pour and shoot Maxi Ball..a Its a Thompson Center bullet..had good results with it..
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#3372484 - 09/24/13 12:04 PM Re: Little Help Needed on Bullet Selection... [Re: pressfit]
BlountArrow
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Yeah, I thought about the Maxi-Balls and Maxi-Hunters and Hornady has that Great Plains bullet too. Not trying to steer the conversation, but those are ones I had thought of since they are "popular".
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#3372516 - 09/24/13 12:35 PM Re: Little Help Needed on Bullet Selection... [Re: BlountArrow]
Rubberduck270
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What do you have against saboted bullets?
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#3372642 - 09/24/13 02:24 PM Re: Little Help Needed on Bullet Selection... [Re: Rubberduck270]
BlountArrow
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 Originally Posted By: Rubberduck270
What do you have against saboted bullets?


Personally, I don't like the plastic residue left in the barrel even though I know it can be cleaned out. It has also been my experience that bullets become more difficult to load shot after shot with plastic sabots. If I can get the accuracy I'm after I'd like to use just a straight lead bullet of some design.
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#3372647 - 09/24/13 02:27 PM Re: Little Help Needed on Bullet Selection... [Re: BlountArrow]
Rubberduck270
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To each his own I guess.

I shot TC Maxi Hunters back in the day with decent results. No patches, they come pre-lubed.
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#3372655 - 09/24/13 02:37 PM Re: Little Help Needed on Bullet Selection... [Re: Rubberduck270]
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hornaday fpb 300 or 350

 Originally Posted By: Deer Assassin
i am no expert

here is the low down on the fpb


back in 08 105 loose 777 chronoed 1650 ish fps



deer one

10 point field dressd 177 lbs pass thru

shot 40 yds 1/4 too shot ran 30 yds hit the ground cough spit blood got up walked 20 yds single lung




deer 2

8 point dressed 175

shot 10 yds broadside pass thru

ran about 100 yds but left a blood trail ray charles could follow




deer 3 11 pt


shot 45 yds broad side pass thru

dressed 177 lbs
ran about 50 ish blood trail was awesome






deer 4 80 lb dressed spike(nubbn Buck) 54 yds

double shoulder punch ran no where




last year


i did 105 loose different ml with the 300 fpb

prolly about 1800 fps might be a lil less

killed a spike at 10 yds ran 30 dead

also shot a wild dog med size mix at 50 yds

devistation but he hollered for about 30 sec but never took a step



or 405 lead hp powerbelt
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#3372671 - 09/24/13 02:45 PM Re: Little Help Needed on Bullet Selection... [Re: Deer Assassin]
ratsnakeboogy
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I would 2nd the FPBs.

Barnes also makes a couple bullets for .500 S&W loads that some have used sabotless with good results, I can't remember the weights on them but they look impressive.

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#3372968 - 09/24/13 07:20 PM Re: Little Help Needed on Bullet Selection... [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
BlountArrow
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Good lookin' kills there, DA. Nice.
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#3373144 - 09/24/13 09:23 PM Re: Little Help Needed on Bullet Selection... [Re: BlountArrow]
ghostfive
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I am thinking of FPBs or the Maxi Balls in the one I am setting up. The hornady sabotless might go in my other 50 cals.
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