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Old 04-27-2008, 09:10 PM
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Can Powerbelts be used in Colorado???
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:02 PM
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Yes they sure can. Powerbelt bullets recommends 348g minimum for elk.

A 405g powerbelt would be maximum for Colorado. We have that stupid "bullet can not excess twice the bore diameter" Rule. 50cal = 1" long. .50Cal is almost minimum for hunting elk during muzzle loader season.

Try this to learn how to use them correctly.
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:13 PM
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Here is what the regs say...

a. In-line muzzleloaders are legal.
b. Must be single-barrel that fires a single round-ball or conical projectile
the length of which does not exceed twice the diameter.
c. To hunt deer, pronghorn or bear, they must be min. of .40 caliber.
d. To hunt elk or moose, they must be min. of .50 caliber.
e. From .40 caliber to .50 caliber, bullets must weigh min. 170 grains.
f. If greater than .50 caliber, bullets must weigh min. 210 grains.
g. Shotshell primers are legal.
h. Pelletized powder systems prohibited in muzzleloading seasons.
i. Cannot be loaded from the breech in muzzleloading seasons.
j. Only open or iron sights allowed in muzzleloading seasons. Fiber optics
and fluorescent paint incorporated into or on open or iron sights are legal.
Scopes or any sighting device using artificial light, batteries and electronic
gear are prohibited during muzzleloading seasons.
k. Sabots are prohibited in muzzleloading seasons. Cloth patches are
not sabots.
l. Smokeless powder prohibited in muzzleloading seasons. Black
powder and black powder substitutes are legal.
m. Only legal muzzleloaders allowed in muzzleloading seasons.
n. NEW FOR 2008: Electronic or battery-powered devices cannot
be incorporated into or attached to muzzleloader during muzzleloading

I think my brother uses PB's to hunt elk there...since it's not considered a sabot.
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Old 04-28-2008, 05:13 AM
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Can Powerbelts be used in Colorado???
Another PB look alike:
They are stronger than PB, which you need to shoot at low velocity to keep them from fragmenting.
Frontier Gander did some experiments with PB atdifferent speeds and you can see where they pancake out and start fragmenting.

Hornady just came out with a sabotless PB look alike also, I have not tested or shot it, just recall seeing about it. Alot folks on here use Bull Stops for elk, I will let them respond since they have some excellent info about the Bull Stop, and it does Stop them big time, 460g.
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