New Hornady FPB Bullet

Discussion in 'Muzzleloader Hunting' started by YoteSmoker, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. YoteSmoker

    YoteSmoker Member

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    Anybody tried this new sabotless bullet yet? Might just be the cat's pajamas this fall if it will shoot accurately in my Encore.
     
  2. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    can i ask what is an FPB bullet?
     

  3. YoteSmoker

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  4. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    I hope they offer one a little heavier later. I would want one with at least as much SD as
    a 300gr. sabot bullet for penetration on big animals. Looks like a step in the right direction.
     
  5. Geezer

    Geezer Well-Known Member

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    Huh. Looks like a jacketed Minie ball. Might have to try one.
     
  6. fireball10x

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    They are 350 grains
     
  7. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    That is exactly what I mean, it is 350gr, but 50cal. as opposed to a 300 gr.45cal. so again, I would rather have more SD, but we will see.
     
  8. fireball10x

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    Well this is the only one they make right now but i'm sure if this bullet gets popular they will make it in other cals and weights.The powerbelts really sell at the gunshop but if you fire them with a 150 charge they expand like a vmax.
     
  9. cearnest

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    YoteSmoker,

    I bought the FPB and zero'd at 50 yds. Shot clean at the range. Probably a 2- 3 inch group using open sights and understand with open sights the gun (TC) outperformed the shooter. Shot two mature mule deer (both bucks); one at 30 and one at 50 yds.

    The deer were dispatched as advertised. Bullet works exceedingly well and passed thru on both animals.

    I wish I could have sent one of the bullets thru an elk, to give you (and me) more information on penetration of larger game.

    I used 100 Grains of 777.

    hope this helps
    clay