Thats my forum.
Plenty of info to learn off of.
I've read this topic and the other powerbelt topic in the post above.
Accuracy, Not all rifles will shoot them properly, TC,Knight, even CVA will at times not shoot them well.
A couple reasons,
TC = A lot are put out on the market with misaligned QLA's.
Knight = The bores are slightly over sized and the bullets can not swell enough to seal off the gases in the bore.
Another Overlooked issue could be not the powder thats in the bore, but the PRIMER! Yes, a simple thing such as a primer will indeed affect your accuracy horribly as i am about to show you.
295g Powerbelt Aerotip, 75 grains Pyrodex P, TC Omega, Bushnell Trophy 3x9 scope @ 100 yards off a sand bag. Remington Kleanbore
Finger points to #1 shot on clean bore,
Next up is the same load but with a new Primer. Winchester 777,
3 shots in the center are the ones i am talking about,
3 mores shot with yet Another primer. CCI Magnum Shotshell primer, Fingers point to the 3 shots,
The big hole to the left of my pinky were some 348's i was testing out too.
Aerotip VS Hollow Point is a topic that often pops up. I read a post here that saying that the Aerotip is meant for longer range shooting. Yes and No. The Aerotip was indeed, designed to fly flatter at longer ranges, But the most important part it plays, It Controls Bullet Expansion!
The Hollow Points are fine but they do not shoot as tight for me, Plus they are not recommended for Shoulder shots due to the big hole in the opening that expands to quickly.
Powerbelts are Pure lead which means that if you are hunting with a massive mag 3 pellet charge and run into a 50 yard shot with a 245-295 powerbelt, It is more than likely going to fragment because it was pushed way to fast.
Direct Info from Dan Hall at Powerbelt bullets said these recommended Mag loads with Powerbelts are recommened ONLY if you are shooting 140+ yards away. Not up close and personal!
I hope this has cleared up some questions that often float around.
If anyone needs any help, feel free to send me a PM.