Nov 19, 2016 .
Shooting a T/C Encore Pro Hunter in .50 cal and been having a heck of time
getting the sabots
down the barrel without some extra loving (I swab the barrel
every 5-6 shots
). I'm using 240gr T/C XTP jacketed hollow points. They shoot
great with 100gr of Pyrodex, I'm just paranoid that I'll screw up and end . Randy Wakeman writes about Powerbelt Bullets
.. Contrary to what the ads say
about CVA Powerbelts
, they are not the "most advanced" muzzleloading bullets
.. From any ballistic performance standpoint, Powerbelts
and Barnes MZ-Expanders in MMP sabots
look like God's gift to muzzleloading. Oct 18, 2010 .
Re: Sabot vs Powerbelt
. by Plainsman » Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:49 am. I used
when they first came out. I don't know if they have changed, but I had
problems with the bullet
and plastic base separating. It looked problematic to me
and after bumping my barrel against a tree limb I checked. The bullet
. Dec 24, 2012 .
I could only assume, you're using a CVA. They do love PB's! I've never seen
another brand that likes them all that well. You are correct in that, PB's indeed
have a bigger O.D. than a sabot
. As you say, the Hornady's
etc. are somewhere
around .451 or .452 actual bullet
diameter. Even with the PB's, there will . Randy Wakeman reviews Hornady's
.50 FPB Muzzleloader Bullets
. Jan 9, 2015 .
I've only ever shot saboted Hornady bullets
in my muzzleloader, never felt the
need to try anything else. I've found that my particular rifle seems to like the
300gr XTP-MAG in a TC SuperGlide sabot
, 2 Pyrodex pellets, and
Winchester 209 primers. I get 1.5" groups at 100 yards and sub-4" groups at .