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Old 11-15-2007, 07:12 AM   #1
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Default Bullets--what do the Professional Hunters Use

Can you folks help me and lets list what the pro hunters use for a MLer bullet. I will list the names and what I thinkthey use, can you fill in? This should be interesting.

Jim Shockey---Nosler Partion HG 300g(markets them with the SHOT lead bullet), Nosler sponsors him
http://www.cabelas.com/information/cabelasfieldguides/BlackPowderTechniques/AninterviewwithJimShockeyaboutmuzzleloadersbiggame andhisquestfortheUltimateSlam..html

Greg Ritz---250g SW, since he is President of TC
Michael Waddell ?
Stan Potts ?
Greg Miller ?
Larry Weishuhn ?
Jim Wilson ?
Ian McMurchy XTP according to his book on MLing
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0873419510/qid=1114882877/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/002-8867395-7390420?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

Bryce Towsley Barnes MZ, does Barnes sponsor him?
Chad Sheerer Powerbelt (CVA sponsors him)

Toby Bridges Parker and Harvester Sponsor him and he uses them
Randy Wakeman Barnes, does Barnes sponsor him?

Dave Ehrig PRB and Conical (mostly a FL hunter)

Have I forgotten any of the Pro MLer hunters? Please push back if I am incorrrect in what I think someone uses.
Thanks Chap

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Old 11-15-2007, 09:20 AM   #2
 
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That'slike asking what kind of ball Tiger Woods plays.
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Old 11-15-2007, 09:22 AM   #3
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I thought I read an artical in my one hunting magazine I subscribe to, by Larry Weishuhnwhere he was hunting elk with his Encore and was shooting 3 - 50 grain pellets and a 250 grain Shockwave.
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Old 11-15-2007, 10:23 AM   #4
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Chap, you did miss one. I've been shooting Nosler .451 260gr HP and T-7.....
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Old 11-15-2007, 11:04 AM   #5
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That'slike asking what kind of ball Tiger Woods plays.
Yes that is true,but some endore products that they select and have used, others endorse products because they are getting paid to. I think people "graduate" to to stronger better designed bullets, from whatever they were shooting before. I am just curious as to trends in ML bullets with the Pros.
For example, why does Jim Shockey not shoot the TC SW? When Greg Ritz shot the big bull moose with Jim Shockey, was he using a 300g bonded TC SW? I don't know, but I believe it would be interesting to see various Pro's Bullet Journey....Just would like to know.
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The pro's use whichever bullet pays them the most.
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Old 11-15-2007, 11:07 AM   #7
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Chap, you did miss one. I've been shooting Nosler .451 260gr HP and T-7.....
Your right I did miss you, darn it,when your on Jackie Bushman show with your VA Spike I will put you in the list! Chap
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Old 11-15-2007, 11:09 AM   #8
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The pro's use whichever bullet pays them the most.
I don't think that is true for everyone, like Shockey using Nosler instead of TC SW. Chap
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Old 11-15-2007, 12:41 PM   #9
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Like every think else who ever is paying the most at the time, thats how they make a living. Lee
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Old 11-15-2007, 12:53 PM   #10
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Chap

In the American economy and the drive to get sponsorships - gotta go with Lee on this one... It does not have to money either - there can be all kinds of fringes...

A while back I made the statement on here that I have a whole lot more faith in what is being said on this board by the everyday users than I do all the experts out there.

Chap seriously - if I were to choose between your information and Shockey's public statements- I would give yours more weight than his. I do not know if Shockey is selling or talking from the heart...
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