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Old 06-05-2015, 09:02 PM
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Yep, there are 54x50 sabots and plenty of good 50cal bullets are available.
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Old 06-06-2015, 03:40 AM
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Then technically, powerbelts are not legal. The 50 caliber powerbelt bullets are less than 0.5 wide until you pull the trigger.
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Old 06-06-2015, 05:05 AM
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You could say a PRB isn't legal too, but they over look that.
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Old 06-06-2015, 05:20 AM
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If there was a tag for any Colorado elk season in my pocket, i would drive over, and hunt with this bullet in this rifle.
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Old 06-06-2015, 05:33 AM
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I agree with the gun, but not the bullet. It's not proven on elk yet.
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Old 06-06-2015, 05:39 AM
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Geez Pete, why wouldn't the bullet work? It seems ideal to me. Besides, someone has to be first, and it would be just dandy, if it were me.
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Old 06-06-2015, 06:01 AM
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Originally Posted by ronlaughlin View Post
Geez Pete, why wouldn't the bullet work? It seems ideal to me. Besides, someone has to be first, and it would be just dandy, if it were me.
I had high hopes for it too. I bought some, and it loaded easy, and was accurate.

Then I read a few hunting reports, and some water bottle tests. It reminded me a bit of a Powerbelt. At fast speeds it was overexpanding, and at slower speeds it wasn't expanding at all.

Reports were on smallish deer. Nothing on elk at different distances. It might be fine, but my gut feeling is to wait and see.
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Old 06-06-2015, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by ronlaughlin View Post
If there was a tag for any Colorado elk season in my pocket, i would drive over, and hunt with this bullet in this rifle.
Ive been thinking about trying them but i have a feeling that blackhorn might not work well with them . Then i would have to choose a different bullet or a different powder

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Old 06-06-2015, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by 1874sharpsshooter View Post
Ive been thinking about trying them but i have a feeling that blackhorn might not work well with them .
That's what I was using, and they shot good. All that plastic junk hanging on them is pretty sturdy.
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Old 06-06-2015, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Muley Hunter View Post
That's what I was using, and they shot good. All that plastic junk hanging on them is pretty sturdy.
I might give them a try then , since you and Chuck Hawks say the same thing
 

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