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Powerbelt VS railroad lumber = WOW!

Old 08-29-2007, 07:02 PM
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Just got inside to see how well my .54 flintlock would shoot a 348 grain all Lead powerbelt.
10 grains 4f goex
80 grains fffg triple 7

I found out the fun way that i am shooting 12" low @ 100 yards with these bullets. I'd say these are an excellent elk bullet! It entered 2" into the railroad timber before the timber broke and i found this bullet mashed in there. The expansion is amazing. Bullet weighs 1.3oz.


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Old 08-29-2007, 07:07 PM
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Forgot the second pic.

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That is some amazing expansion in a railroad timber. I do not think an elk would have a chance if that went through heart and lungs.. even if there was not complete penetration of them.
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Old 08-29-2007, 07:58 PM
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upon closer inspection, There are 2 bullets stuck together! One appears to be a hornady great plains bullet that exploded and weighs 0.5 oz. This WAS a 410 grain great plains bullet.

I just weighed the powerbelt that i shot and recovered today and it weighs in at 0.7oz, the exact same weight as a non fired powerbelt.

What are the odds of the same bullet hitting dead center of another? lol. I pulled the 2 apart when i saw a really fine line and was shocked.
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That's pretty sweet!
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What are the odds of the same bullet hitting dead center of another? lol. I pulled the 2 apart when i saw a really fine line and was shocked.
Not good! Now I have tostart calling you "Robin Hood" instead of "5/8 with no scope guy".
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