Best Elk projectile for muzzleloader

Discussion in 'Muzzleloader Hunting' started by Reynolds02, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Reynolds02

    Reynolds02 Well-Known Member

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    A friend of mine goes elk hunting fairly often in Colorado. He shoots a 54 cal. flintlock and has been using the powerbelt bullets. He said he's wanting something that will make an exit and says he hasn't been able to get that with the powerbelt's. So anyone who has had good results with elk, I am trying to help him out to see if there is something better to shoot to get good expansion with an exit hole. Let me know what you guys think, any opinions are helpful or just tell me what you take down elk with and if you're happy with it... THANKS! gun)
     
  2. IdahoCTD

    IdahoCTD Well-Known Member

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    I usually use a bit heavier Power Belts and get exit holes all the time unless you encounter heavy bone. What weight bullets is he using?
     

  3. tayhot

    tayhot Well-Known Member

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    Thor. I believe it's a Barnesbullet
     
  4. Reynolds02

    Reynolds02 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply's guys, but i don't think he can use sabots due to Colorado's regs. I will find out what grain powerbelts he's using and let you know what weight he's using currently. I'm also going to ask him how much powder he's using and get some more specifics.

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  5. Elite Muzzleloader

    Elite Muzzleloader Well-Known Member

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    Thors are actually a full conical bullet and if you get on their website you can order a sizing pack to find out what bullet will shoot out of his gun. They will have some different size .54 cal bullets and this bullet has had some pretty good reviews.

    Also not to knock LongRangeHunting website but if you would like a more knowledgable answer go to modernmuzzleloader.com. These guys do everything under the sun muzzleloader their are several people on there who hunt Colorado with a muzzleloader and would have great info.

    Elite Muzzleloader