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Old 08-20-2016, 04:19 AM
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Default Accura at the range for hunting season...

I got a chance to get my Accura to the range day before yesterday... I wanted to test two different bullets with the same powder charge. Two IMR White Hot pellets with the 270 grain Powerbelt Platinum and 250 grain Aerolite. The Platinum's shot a 2 1/2" three shot group at 100 yards. The Aerolite's however shot really well... Two of them went into the same hole with the third an inch away from the other two.


I have never shot a critter with the Aerolite... so we will see how they perform on deer and hogs. I have several stands that range from 100 yard shots to 45 yards and closer. Good luck this year guys!

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Old 08-20-2016, 08:35 AM
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You'll grin from ear to ear at the entrance hole that 250 Aerolite leaves.
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Old 08-20-2016, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by MountainDevil54 View Post
You'll grin from ear to ear at the entrance hole that 250 Aerolite leaves.
Yep just like any varmint bullet reacts.
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Old 08-20-2016, 08:42 PM
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dont diss what u dont know anything about homie
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Old 08-20-2016, 08:50 PM
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The facts and your own description are the proof.

Sectional density of 0.143 with a bullet weight of 250 and diameter of .500".
Large hollow point
Soft lead

How else is it going to react when shot much faster than a 50A&E?

Its not, its going to react just like a varmint bullet as indicated by your first post. There is a reason not a single ammo company offers a 250gr 50cal copper plated bullet with a huge hollow point. People typically dont want a varmint bullet in their 50cals.

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Old 08-20-2016, 09:07 PM
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yep my proof is just that. Proof of using them all and a high success rate!

These were some of the tastiest water jug tests ever!

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Old 08-20-2016, 09:16 PM
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Im simply agreeing with what YOU said in 2013. Not sure why you want to bring the 300gr into the discussion. We are talking about the 250gr correct?

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The powerbelt is a pure lead "soft" conical with a massive hollow point that prevents it from penetrating, and 99% of the time, fragment its hundreds of little pieces.

This is what i found when i did an in the field test with the 250gr Aerolite. Accurate as hell, but at $30 a package, this kind of fragmentation should not be happening. But again, soft lead with a HUGE hollow point, what did the engineer expect was going to happen?

The ballistic tip itself actually does more damage to the bullet than it does good. Due to long smooth shaft, 95% of the time this tip actually gets turned sideways into the bullet, eats deep into the center of the bullet on impact and greatly weakens the center, again, causing easier fragmention.

You can take a soft lead bullet, throw it against a wall and have it mushroom some. Push it 1800-2000fps and you'll see exactly what a hand grenade will do when a person is standing near it.
Sure sounds like how a varmint bullet reacts to me.

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Old 08-20-2016, 09:25 PM
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yep but I hadnt tested them. Its fun shooting into sand and water jugs, but as I now know, its nothing like shooting into the real deal.

I found that out to be even truer in Oklahoma when a .50cal round ball dropped a hog that was close to 200 lbs right on its face.

Don't try to school me on powerbelts. Ive put more work and research into them than anyone I know, including powerbelt bullets.
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Old 08-20-2016, 09:29 PM
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yep but I hadnt tested them.
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Your words not mine. Was this a lie back then? YOU said they fragmented into hundreds pieces 99% of the time. You even posted a pic of a tiny fragment on a gut pile?

This is what i found when i did an in the field test with the 250gr Aerolite.

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Old 08-20-2016, 09:29 PM
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Typically I don't want a bullet that explodes on impact. Unless I'm shooting at something that I don't care about the meat such as varmints. We had this discussion about that 300gr bullet as well MD and in my opinion, even though the deer went down, that bullet failed miserably. If a bullet explodes like that on a RIB shot just what in the hell do you think it's going to do on a SHOULDER! It's going to blow up and not penetrate worth a tinkers damn! Plain and simple. Powerbelts do fly incredibly well out of most barrels but I like a bullet that performs well on impact, penetration and expansion are just as important as accuracy.
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