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#522116 - 12/09/07 09:27 AM Good buck shot!!
cruff10
10 Point


Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 2977
Loc: Wartburg, TN (Morgan Co)

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BUT NOT FOUND

I'm so agrovated, I can't explain it!!! My brother in law was going down a 4 wheeler road at 11:30 yesterday. It was so foggy you could only see 40 - 50 yards out in front of you. Ehen there he was a great buck looking straight at us in the fog like a statue. antlers way up in the air!!!! Cory didn't have his gun ready, so I pulled up got a rest and shot. Smoke flyes and cory yells u got him he is going down. We wait 45 minutes and go look for him he ran behind a bluff. We looked there no deer no blood. We did dind out 50 yard where he crashed but no blood and no deer. We followed his fresh tracks for 1 mile no blood no blood. I know my gun was not off, so i I shot it just to check at a power aid bottle at 50 yards hit it perfect. Centered it!!!!

I was shootint 295g hollow point powerbelt. With 100g powerdex loose powder. Crv staghorn in line.

Anyone else have trouble with powerbelts?????

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#522124 - 12/09/07 09:43 AM Re: Good buck shot!! [Re: cruff10]
spctbone
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Registered: 08/27/03
Posts: 9035
Loc: Oliver Springs, TN

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Sorry you lost your buck!

This is you Problem: 295g hollow point powerbelt.

Try out the Shockwaves or Hornady SST's
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#522416 - 12/09/07 04:32 PM Re: Good buck shot!! [Re: spctbone]
remke
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Registered: 07/08/02
Posts: 5299
Loc: A Pleasant View

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If you hit bottle then I think you might have just messed up on the deer.
It sounds like you might want a bigger bullet, I used the 368gr. ( I think) and it shoots better than the 295 gr. out of my CVA Optima. Go Figure.
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#522475 - 12/09/07 05:15 PM Re: Good buck shot!! [Re: remke]
bowhunter 51
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Registered: 03/20/07
Posts: 203
Loc: Lauderdale Co. Tennessee

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Perhaps you just got excited and missed....Ya know, stuff like
that does happen...Especially on bucks...Tend to fail to focus
on the breadbasket cause ya got one eyeball on the rack....
I've done it...And, if it's a clean miss then he'll still be
around there for rifle season, if'n ya'll didn't chase him out
of the county....I don't recall ever hitting a deer without
finding some blood....I think you missed and hopefully you'll
see him again............................................BH51

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#522659 - 12/09/07 07:29 PM Re: Good buck shot!! [Re: ]
A-Bomb
Spike


Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 61
Loc: Nashville

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I have used the 295 gr powerbelts for a number of years now. Although I plan on moving up to the heavier bullets, I would say that if you hit him even reasonably well then he would be down somewhere fairly nearby. In my experience, the problem with the powerbelts is not terminal performance, but lack of pass thru and thus little or no blood trail. I've had a couple of pass thrus with them, but usually I can recover the bullet in the off hide and get 8-14 inches of penetration. It sounds like he was facing you when you shot. If that was the case and you followed his tracks for a mile or so with no blood at all, I would guess that you either missed or nicked a leg.
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#522700 - 12/09/07 08:00 PM Re: Good buck shot!! [Re: A-Bomb]
smokepolehall
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Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 1140
Loc: Land of Rocks, Mo.

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You may have hit above the lungs but below the spine in the empty space! That does happen and it doesn't kill the deer!
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#522785 - 12/09/07 08:39 PM Re: Good buck shot!! [Re: smokepolehall]
kasey
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Registered: 12/09/04
Posts: 1887
Loc: Tn,sevier Co.

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sorry
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#522797 - 12/09/07 08:43 PM Re: Good buck shot!! [Re: cruff10]
Sarge
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Registered: 12/02/07
Posts: 58
Loc: MI/HI

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Power belts dont suck. I've killed a nine point on campbell with one at 200 hundred yards and many other deer over the years with power belt 295 hollow points and just killed one tonight at 190 yards dropped in his tracks.
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#522801 - 12/09/07 08:44 PM Re: Good buck shot!! [Re: cruff10]
Sarge
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Registered: 12/02/07
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Loc: MI/HI

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Power belts dont suck. I've killed a nine point on campbell with one at 200 hundred yards and many other deer over the years with power belt 295 hollow points and just killed one tonight at 190 yards dropped in his tracks. If the bullet doesnt pass through that just means the deer absorbed all the energy.
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#522942 - 12/09/07 11:08 PM Re: Good buck shot!! [Re: Sarge]
smstone22
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Registered: 01/11/04
Posts: 16928
Loc: Allardt, TN

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Id say you just missed.
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