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Old 04-27-2008, 09:37 PM
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I have a friend going to Colorado this fall to hunt elk. They require round balls or conical projectiles. I don't know anything about either and told him I would try to get some info for him.

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Old 04-27-2008, 10:07 PM
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Not positive on this but I think a lot of guys use powerbelts? They might not be considered a conical but I know guys use them where sabots aren't allowed.
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:12 PM
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I'll look into those.

I'll give you a call tomorrow evening on the other issue.
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:28 PM
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ok, whenever is convenient for you. I'll have my cell w/ me all day
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Old 05-05-2008, 10:32 AM
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i have a 50 cal TC hawkin and shoot 90 grains blackpowder and 370 grain maxi ball bullet. TC also make the maxi hunter bullet. i'm not sure but i believe power belts are considered sabots because of the plastic attached to the bottom of the bullet. to shoot round balls most accurate you need a muzzleloader with a 1 in 66 twist. a 1 in 48 twist does fine for maxi balls and the like. thats the twist i have in my hawkin and it shoots real good out to about 100 yards or so.
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:04 AM
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Is it conicals (as in maxi bullets) or sabots? If it's sabots, I've used Powerbelts and they absolutely DESTROY whitetails. I've also shot whitetails with round balls out of a flintlock and the biggest thing with them is they're only accurate out to MAYBE 100 yards, 50-75 is more like it.

The round balls hit like a truck though. Given a choice, I'd go with the sabots if legal.

Is it flintlock / percussion (ie, traditional) only or can they use "modern" muzzleloaders (ie, inline)?
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