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#453636 - 10/17/07 01:41 PM CVA Powerbelts
JeepKuntry
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Last year I shot the 245 grain bullets. They were given to me as a gift. After reading all the stories of poor (if any) blood trails I decided to go heavier. I even heard stories about the 295 grain. Does anybody shoot the 348? I bought them and intend to try 100 grains of 777 (pellets).
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#455253 - 10/18/07 08:10 AM Re: CVA Powerbelts [Re: ]
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DA, I looked for the 405's but couldn't find any at Bass Pro. Maybe they were out. I gotta get it sighted in. I had the 245 grain on at 50 yards, I'm guessing with the heavier bullet, it's probably 1-2" below. I've taken deer with my compound and rifle, and I'd like to add ML to that list!
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#455367 - 10/18/07 09:15 AM Re: CVA Powerbelts [Re: JeepKuntry]
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JeepCountry,

I have to order the 348s and 405s from Cabellas. I rarely find then stocked in a store.
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#455631 - 10/18/07 12:08 PM Re: CVA Powerbelts [Re: BSK]
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http://www.grafs.com for your 405 powerbelt needs. They also have hard to find Sabertooth bullets.
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#457474 - 10/19/07 07:24 AM Re: CVA Powerbelts [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: DEER ASSASSIN

i bought a 100 i will bo ok for a bit


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#465373 - 10/24/07 07:04 PM Re: CVA Powerbelts [Re: BSK]
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The 295's will kill a deer dead and most won't travel 50 yards. They don't exit so the potential is there for losing a deer with no blood trail. I kicked up to the 338's for that reason.
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#465404 - 10/24/07 07:18 PM Re: CVA Powerbelts [Re: Mike Belt]
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ditto Mike. The buck I shot last year and the doe that dad killed were both shot with 295's and neither exited and neither had a good blood trail. Both were within 50 yards and had alot of damage done.
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#465678 - 10/24/07 09:22 PM Re: CVA Powerbelts [Re: smstone22]
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I shot a doe last year with a 295 at approx. 40 yards and did not get a pass-through. I too saw what others mentioned with very little blood. The slug was found under the hide on the opposite side completely fragmented. This was a concern for me so I switched to 300gr Hornady SSTs. They are tough to load but I like the fact that they have a copper jacket and not just copper cladding.
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#466438 - 10/25/07 12:17 PM Re: CVA Powerbelts [Re: vonb]
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 Originally Posted By: hunt127588
I shot a doe last year with a 295 at approx. 40 yards and did not get a pass-through. I too saw what others mentioned with very little blood. The slug was found under the hide on the opposite side completely fragmented. This was a concern for me so I switched to 300gr Hornady SSTs. They are tough to load but I like the fact that they have a copper jacket and not just copper cladding.


Compared to BPI's PBs - you bet but I'l bet the fit. I have tried them on the range and never got accepable groups. I only two others personnaly who tried them and they poor accuracy too - so that is .45 and .50 cals in 3 different brands/models of guns.

I calipered mine and the bullet was actually under diameter, The Power Belt was the correct size (for swaged, fullsized, & saboted bullets).

I have been shooting saboted 200 grain SSTs in .45/.40 cal through my Omega and at 90 - 100 grains get 2250-2350 fps Muzzle. I know there is a runner in there somewhere but knock on wood, I've had every one drop in its tracks - the longest was a doe... How much more could you ask for? Also, none have ever exited.

I'm not hijacking nor running down PBs, I just never got them to really work and I thought I'd give brother Hunt an "amen".
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#467645 - 10/25/07 09:26 PM Re: CVA Powerbelts [Re: rldel]
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shot a buck in Ky on their Mz only went 40 yards but no pass through,no blood but I saw him go down.Going back to Hornady's
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#467837 - 10/26/07 05:54 AM Re: CVA Powerbelts [Re: Football Hunter]
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yea i just hate when they die quick & leave no blood trail \:D i havent lost 1 yet shooting them from 245g-295g & most were shot with a 295,i may not find a 1 this year if i ever get a shot ;),hope everybody gets there rifle shooting good with whatever they have confidence in because if you have no faith in your choice you aint never going to be happy,mike243
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