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Old 06-30-2009, 10:36 AM
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Bowfisherman, Check this site out. He probably knows more about Powerbelts than the Powerbelt company knows..........

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Old 06-30-2009, 02:43 PM
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My CVA Wolf also shoots the 245 grain Powerbelts super-accurately (the 250 grain Shockwave is actually even more accurate but is much more difficult to load) with a 100 grain charge of Pyrodex RS.

On game performance has been excellent.
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Old 06-30-2009, 04:21 PM
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cva says they are 295 grain. I do have one leftover. I'll take it to the store when I buy more. Will it be easy to tell the 245 from the 295?
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:23 PM
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Compare the length. I know the 348 and 295 that I have are different lengths. I believe the Wolf "kit" I looked at last night had 295s in the package and it was printed on the package as well.
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by SWThomas View Post
They are supposedly a very accurate bullet but based on what I have read and seen, I wouldn't trust them when hunting.
I am 2 for 2 with the 295 grain Hollow Point Powerbelt, pushed with 80 grains of 777 loose powder, out of my Wolf. Last year, (my first year hunting with a ML) 50 yard shot at a doe, she dropped in her tracks, and just last week, about a 40 yard shot at a doe, and she only ran about 25 yards, and was done. The main thing with the Powerbelts is, dont push them too hard, 70 to 80 grains of powder will do the job nicely.
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:13 AM
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I wouldn't be surprised if you find those PowerBelts to be the most accurate and easy loading in your CVA Wolf. I had a similar model by CVA and that's what I found out. I'd also agree with the load of under 100 gr. 80-90 ought to be great out to 100 yds.
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Old 12-10-2009, 02:19 PM
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My 245's fragmented with 100 grn (2 pelletts) Pyrodex
I would back down to 80 grns.
Also contact Mountain Devil about the custom Powerbelts.
Might keep you in that 100 grn range.
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:50 PM
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look for my recent post "245 gr powebelt question", I just posted pics of the entry, damage, and mushroom from a doe I took sunday. Wasnt a long shot by any means but after skinning the doe, was impressed with the stopping power. This was with 2 50 gr pyrodex pellets.
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:04 PM
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The extra weight of the 295s have a bit of velocity cushion with the 24"bbl, might be an all-right charge for them!
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