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Big Game Hunting => Muzzleloader Hunting => Topic started by: kirkl on October 01, 2020, 01:44:14 PM

Title: New bullets
Post by: kirkl on October 01, 2020, 01:44:14 PM
What would you reccomend for new ML bullets? Right now im shooting Nosler partition 300 grain HP which I love but I am finally running low and cannot find them anymore. Would like to stick with something to use same bullet for deer and elk. What do you reccomend? Ive looked at the bloodlines and Barnes TMZ on knight site. Im shooting a knight bighorn 50 cal.

Thanks
Title: Re: New bullets
Post by: Jason on October 01, 2020, 01:54:05 PM
I always had good luck with The Barnes TMZ 290's
Title: Re: New bullets
Post by: usmc74 on October 01, 2020, 02:01:45 PM
I have had 3 bighorns. and the TMZ is difficult to load unless you use Knights "blue" sabots.  The TEZ has the blue sabots already.
TMZ are boat tail, TEZ are flat base.  Don't think that really matters at muzzy distances.

Both of these are in 290 gr (what I use)

They have an AWESOME mushroom
Title: Re: New bullets
Post by: carpsniperg2 on October 01, 2020, 02:23:04 PM
Me and my family have killed tons of critters with the TMZ and TEZ bullets. I use the tez they load so much nicer. I am getting a new remington 700. It uses the barnes flat base bullet with a green sabot made for remington 700's to help with the large powder loads
Title: Re: New bullets
Post by: Taco280AI on October 01, 2020, 02:52:58 PM
I'm using TEZ 290s
Title: Re: New bullets
Post by: kirkl on October 01, 2020, 03:16:49 PM
I'm using TEZ 290s

is this them

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1250132182
Title: Re: New bullets
Post by: Taco280AI on October 01, 2020, 03:53:39 PM
Yep
Title: Re: New bullets
Post by: kirkl on October 01, 2020, 04:10:44 PM
Thanks all
Title: Re: New bullets
Post by: HntnFsh on October 01, 2020, 05:14:30 PM
In my Bighorn the TEZs were anything but easy to load. No easier than the MZ expanders. I stuck with the expanders in 300 grain and an MMP HPH24 sabot. Still a bear but doable. I think that the Blue Knight sabots are the same thing.
Title: Re: New bullets
Post by: sjhgraysage on October 04, 2020, 01:12:41 PM
45 caliber Speer Deep Curl.
Should shoot similar to the noslers and will hold together well. They are fairly reasonable in price too.
Title: Re: New bullets
Post by: Sabotloader on October 04, 2020, 02:21:35 PM
What would you reccomend for new ML bullets? Right now im shooting Nosler partition 300 grain HP which I love but I am finally running low and cannot find them anymore. Would like to stick with something to use same bullet for deer and elk. What do you reccomend? Ive looked at the bloodlines and Barnes TMZ on knight site. Im shooting a knight bighorn 50 cal.

Thanks

I am really late getting here on this one.... but, I would suggest that you take a hard look at the Lehigh Defense .452x265.

(https://i.postimg.cc/TPKWW208/265-Misc-Pics.jpg)

Do not let the weight fool you either. These bullets have a very high 'Terminal Ballistic' rating. Plus they operate in a different manor than we are use to.  The operation theory comes from Germany...

(https://i.postimg.cc/J492ycpN/Lehigh-452x265-CFHP-R225-6-in.jpg)

Here is a link

https://www.lehighdefense.com/all/452-controlled-fracturing-muzzleloader-265gr-bullet

Title: Re: New bullets
Post by: dilleytech on October 04, 2020, 09:11:03 PM
We have put down 3 bulls the last two years with 290gr Barnes TEZ. They have worked flawless. Perfect 100% weight retention and some pretty devastating wound channels. So much better Then the lead Powerbelts I grew up with.
Title: Re: New bullets
Post by: Dark2Dark on October 05, 2020, 08:58:52 AM
Once you recover your first Barnes bullet and see what the performance looks like, I canít imagine why you would shoot anything else.
Title: Re: New bullets
Post by: duckmen1 on October 05, 2020, 09:11:41 AM
250 gr Barnes TMZ. Devastating performance on multiple deer heck even an elk and coyote.  Everything drops quickly. So much better then lead Powerbelts in my opinion and yes I had a lot of experience running both. Will never go back to powerbelts. This is the only bullet recovered from Barnes. The rest have been pass thru. This was a frontal shot on a deer. Through front shoulder, over 10 ribs broken, lung shot, and lodged just under skin in backstrap just in front of rear hip. For a 250 grain bullet performance has been amazing. Had almost the same shot on an elk in the past too and had a full pass through. Great bullet with quick humane kills.
Title: Re: New bullets
Post by: dilleytech on October 07, 2020, 11:19:50 AM
Killed another bull recently with Barnes 290 TEZ. Serious wound channel and perfect peddling. Canít see any reason to change. They do load difficultly in my bighorn When the barrel is clean and dry but after the shot they load with no problems.
Title: Re: New bullets
Post by: haftard on October 08, 2020, 10:37:33 PM
350g bloodlines. Best bullet on the market hands down. Killed 3 bulls with it.