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#523069 - 12/10/07 07:14 AM Re: Good buck shot!! [Re: smstone22]
10 Point

Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 2979
Loc: Wartburg, TN (Morgan Co)

What is sooo puzzling is we found where he fell down kicked up dirt rolled around he got back up went down the hill alittle further and did this again got back up and keep going....... I could of missed, would of been the first time...I'm in denial that I missed...but it could of happened....
#523172 - 12/10/07 08:22 AM Re: Good buck shot!! [Re: Sarge]
12 Point

Registered: 11/06/02
Posts: 7406
Loc: savannah, tn., usa

I'd just as soon throw rocks as use a powerbelt.
Let em go and let em grow!
There is a difference in a turkey killer and a turkey hunter!

#523368 - 12/10/07 11:12 AM Re: Good buck shot!! [Re: muddyboots]
10 Point

Registered: 10/25/05
Posts: 3263
Loc: southwest iowa

I use powerbelts and so far haven't had any troubles. I even use the lighter loads in my 45 that most guys say are worthless. Shot a nice doe the other day 143 yards through the neck with a 223 platinum pb and she fell where she was standing. Sorry you lost your buck, but hard to say where your shot placement was, but it sounded like it might have been off a little. Most of the guys who I know use powerbelts and have very good luck. Talking just on my exsperiences, the deer I've taken have all been shots to a vital area and the deer didn't go far with powerbelts, that's why I'm sticking with them.
#523395 - 12/10/07 11:31 AM Re: Good buck shot!! [Re: iowavf]
6 Point

Registered: 12/05/07
Posts: 703
Loc: Cookeville, TN

defintely sounds like a miss, especially if it was an off hand shot sounds weird that you could see where he kept falling and getting back up w/o any blood whatsoever...course we all know if it was an off shot and the deer knows we're following its trail, ive heard they can run for miles...sorry you didnt find him tho i liked to never found my doe saturday, the rain washed away any blood trail (oh and i was using the powerbelt 295gr too!)
#524143 - 12/10/07 09:05 PM Re: Good buck shot!! [Re: Sarge]
Boone 58
16 Point

Registered: 06/23/04
Posts: 15185
Loc: Food Plot

I love the way they go down the barrel but i have mixed results with them. Sticking with them for now since i dont like forcing the other sabots down the barrel!
The problem in America is not that ungodly people have said yes to ungodly things, but rather that Godly people have refused to say "no" to ungodly things.

#690204 - 04/04/08 01:33 PM Re: Good buck shot!! [Re: Sarge]
10 Point

Registered: 11/25/04
Posts: 3862
Loc: crossville tn

powerbelts suck I shot a coyote last year with the 245 grain 50cal and two 50 grain triple 7 pellets at 30 yards and it didnt pass through. no bones hit right through the ribs that is pretty pitiful. switch to the 250 bonded shockwaves and they have been knocking some serious holes through critters.
Once a Marine always a Marine

USMC...helping enemies of America die for their countries since 1775

#690355 - 04/04/08 03:24 PM Re: Good buck shot!! [Re: paradis1142]
10 Point

Registered: 10/25/05
Posts: 3263
Loc: southwest iowa

Did it kill the coyote? Shot a buck during late ML season with Platnums and the deer fell in his tracks. Didn't go completly through but was found under the hide on the other side. Broke ribs on the way in and another on the other side. It was hard to tell what was the heart or lungs due to the damage the bullet did. The bullet stayed in tact was about the size of a quarter. I think he would have left a nice blood trail considering the pool of blood he was laying in. I've shot about 10 deer with powerbelts and the furtherest any of them went was 15 to 20 yards and he was spraying blood all over the place.
#694100 - 04/07/08 02:33 PM Re: Good buck shot!! [Re: iowavf]

Registered: 12/05/03
Posts: 27878
Loc: TN

Powebelts get a lot of bad press!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#695314 - 04/08/08 12:32 PM Re: Good buck shot!! [Re: ]
8 Point

Registered: 10/26/03
Posts: 1029
Loc: Cocke County

You never hear of any of these problems with the Barnes expanders \:\)
#698006 - 04/10/08 10:16 AM Re: Good buck shot!! [Re: Bad-Bowtie]
BC from LC
4 Point

Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 322
Loc: Florence, MS

I use powerbelts and haven't had a deer go anywhere.
Perfect, but it will do.

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