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New Hornady muzzle loader bullet
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Pumpkinslinger
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:24 am    Post subject: New Hornady muzzle loader bullet Reply with quote

I got the 2008 Hornady catalog this week and see that they have a new muzzle loader bullet, the "FPB". Its a full .50 caliber modernized Minie' ball from what I see in the picture. Copper jacket and elastomer tip. It has a BC of .285 and, with 150 grains of Hodgdon 777, a muzzle velocity of 1950 ft/sec. 100 grains of powder gives it 1620 ft/sec.

I was wondering if anyone had had a chance to try them yet. I know I will when I get my hands on some.

By the way, I didn't see this bullet on Hornady's web site yet.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:19 pm    Post subject: Re: New Hornady muzzle loader bullet Reply with quote

Mike,

I've not seen them yet.

Do they have a gas check at the base(similar to the powerbelt)?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:24 pm    Post subject: Re: New Hornady muzzle loader bullet Reply with quote

Hunterjoe, they are an "original" Minie style, with a hollow base formed into the bullet. There is no separate plastic skirt like the PowerBelt. The only plastic is in the nose. Since they dont have it on their website yet I'll see if I can scan a pic from the catalog and post it here later.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:25 pm    Post subject: Re: New Hornady muzzle loader bullet Reply with quote

Thanks

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:56 pm    Post subject: Re: New Hornady muzzle loader bullet Reply with quote

Well, I tried to copy a pic of this thing but something prevents me from uploading it. If you go to Hornady's website you can view their 2008 catalog. Scroll down through the catalog sections and you'll see "Muzzleloading FPB".

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:37 pm    Post subject: Re: New Hornady muzzle loader bullet Reply with quote

Dunno if this will work, but anyone else interested try this:


www.hornady.com/media/...e_0043.pdf


Mike,

I will give them a try as soon as I can find them. The given external ballistics are impressive, curious to see how close they will be outside the lab...

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:01 am    Post subject: Re: New Hornady muzzle loader bullet Reply with quote

I shot 4" groups at 100yds out of my TC Omega X7 with FPB,s and two 777 pellets. Limited by 1x Nikon scope due to Wisconsin, best I can see, sight on target paper, not bullseye. Still dead deer. I am trying to see a deer this weekend, but they come in after dark so far. They loaded about as easy as a sabot, had to swab the 777 ring after 2-3 shots
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