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Old 05-30-2006, 02:56 PM
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I am not sure where I should start as load and amount of charge. I have 245 grain sabots. As amount for charge have no idea where to start.
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Old 05-30-2006, 03:27 PM
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What is the rifle you have?
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Old 05-30-2006, 03:55 PM
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What make of rifle, caliber of rifle, what kind of powder are you going to use, the kind of primer, a 245 grain sabot... are you sure this is not a .50 caliber powerbelt? Make of bullet also helps. Some brands can be pushed harder then others.
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Old 06-01-2006, 03:25 PM
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Its a .50 caliber CVA it can have charges up to 150. I am useing FFG and powerbelt 245 grain.
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Old 06-01-2006, 03:31 PM
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If your shooting pellets the only load two of them. 100 grains is plenty of punch with that light of a powerbelt. If your loading loose powder then start your shooting at 80 grains and work your way up in 10 grain steps. My CVA Staghorn Magnum shooting the 245 grain Powerbelts will do an excellent job shooting 90 grains of Goex 2f powder.

Also on powerbelts, especially if you are shooting Triple Se7en powder, be sure and pull the plastic button off the bottom of the powerbelt before loading. You will see a lead spike that the plastic wad slides back onto. place a drop of oil or a dab of bore butter, if nothing else, spit, on that lead spike. There twist that plastic button back on in place. This will help the powerbelt shed the plastic faster.

When you get tired of spending all that money on powerbelts, get some Hornady XTP's in 240 grain and load 100 grains of powder under them and try that... Most CVA's will shoot them real well, they are more cost effective, and deadly on deer...
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