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    Gday guys,

    I run a tc bonecollector 50 cal and just wanting some recommendations on rounds to run. Obviously I'm not hunting elk in Australia but sambar and reds are close enough in size.

    To knock out most, we can only get a few with hornady being the main brand. I've ran 240gn XTP magnums and 300gn FPB.

    Been tempted to try the monoflex for better penetration. Any thoughts?

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    In my limited experience Hornady muzzleloader bullets are best avoided. Get a mould and make your own TC maxi-ball bullets.

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    I love powerbelts if you can get them

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    Check out the 250-300gr Ballistic tip Thor Bullets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie_hunter_JD View Post
    Gday guys,

    Obviously I'm not hunting elk in Australia but sambar and reds are close enough in size.
    Sorry mate I can't advise on the bullet, but take it from me, I have shot some big red stags, its not until you get a bull elk on the ground that you realise, 'oh crap, this thing is 3 times the size of a stag'!
    Cheers
    Richard
    That's what the actress said to the bishop

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    Quote Originally Posted by devon deer View Post
    Sorry mate I can't advise on the bullet, but take it from me, I have shot some big red stags, its not until you get a bull elk on the ground that you realise, 'oh crap, this thing is 3 times the size of a stag'!
    Cheers
    Richard
    Haha nah I get that, I've worked with some farmed elk here and they are big. I was going to leave the example as sambar but I figured most guyd here wouldn't be able to associate size to that. Big sambar stag is around 800lb but they're a lot harder to put down than cervus species as they're built differently, round like a cow as opposed to slim like an elk or red.

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    Lead maxi balls
    I'm an addict...archery, rifles, shotguns, handguns, muzzleloaders, hunting, fishing, fly fishing..and I don't want rehab

    CWEH...Colorado's Worst Elk Hunter 2007-2017 (but I'm still damned sexy) 10 years of consistency!!

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    With good shot placement, even a simple 177gr patched round ball does the job. I used 70gr 3fg Goex and a round ball for this guy. Best eating ever!

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    I shoot power belts. The things are really accurate and hit hard.
    Squirrel!!!

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