Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
JMo

T/C Omega

Recommended Posts

Alright guys I just bought an Omega and was wondering what everyone is shooting for loads? I bought Triple 7 50/50 pellets and Powerbelt 245 grain aerotip bullets. I was wondering what the best combination would be, 2 or 3 pellets etc. I know I need to try different combinations but I'm just looking for some advice for where to start. Thanks for any help in advance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like to shoot two pellets because for open sights your not going to shoot much further than 100 yards, for me its about 50-75 yards, but three pellets is just too much anyways. Now if I was hunting during rifle season with a scope, I would use the maximum with a 250 grain bullet. Also if you want the most accuracy you have to use loose powder unless 2 or three pellets already are accurate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2 pellets should work fine for you. When you start trying to push them to fast you actually decrease accuracy. Powerbelt bullets should be fine. Just shoot them and see how they work for you. Some guys have had issues with powerbelt bullets fragmenting if I remember correctly. I shoot the platinum one's that are like 270 grain or something like that with the aero tip. I also have some of the easier loading Hornady SST Sabots which shoot actually the same out of my gun. When I was done sighting in with the SST's this year I decided to check how the premium powerbets shot out of my gun. I can use either since they we're both right on.

I shoot loose triple seven but thats because the first state I muzzleloader hunted did not allow pelletized powder. They also didn't allow sabots which is why I have the experience with the powerbelt bullets. The powder had to be loose form to be legal in the state.

Ryan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I shoot 3- 50 gr pyrodex pellets with 250 gr SST's. and this combination works very well for me as I hunt reg. firearms season also. But if I were you I would start with 100 gr and move up if you feel you need to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

JMO, 2 pellets will work just fine. I have used Powerbelts for five years. I shoot an Encore .45cal and have had some problems with bullet fragmentation. The bullet has fragemented a few times for me and my hunting buddies. I am most likely going to shoot the Hornady SST's this year, because I have had such great success with that bullet slug hunting. I have never had a problem killing the deer with the powerbelts, but I don't like biting into lead personally. Powerbelts have knocked down over 200 deer for our group and many still use them so you will be just fine. We did donated a couple deer last year and they wouldn't take one of them because the bullet had exploded going through the shoulder and pieces were everywhere. That's my two cents.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I right now shoot 130 grain pellets (2*50's + 1*30) if 777. I intend however to drop the 30's out of the rotation and try 100 without the scope and 150 with a Nikon Omega scope and BDC reticle. I shoot the T/C shockwaves too. I don't like the powerbelts that well...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shooting 150gr. Pyrodex pellets with a 250 grain Thompson Center "Shockwave" bullet. did plenty of research with this combo and professional shooter Larry Weisun recommends this combination as well. I have taken 14 deer with this set-up from 10 yards out to 200 being the furthest deer taken and never had to track one out of the field yet!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I started with powerbelts and 2 APP pellets (sticks actually). Hated the groups with the sticks as they are different weights and heard so many bad things about powerbelts that I switched to Pinnacle fffg loose poweder, crushed rib sabots, and 250 grain XTP pistol bullets.

Better groups and much cheaper to shoot. Have yet to shoot a deer with this combo so I cant say how they will perform but the XTPs are a proven bullet.

The muzzlelader geeks say powerbelts work best at about 80 grains of powder. They don't fragement at lower speeds. Go slow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i shoot 2 50 grains, and the reason for this is that you dont need to shot more then this. The more that you shoot, the less it will burn adn your wasting powered.

Im shooting 240 grain sabots for the slug!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Hope your trout fishing was as good as your turkey hunting. Beautiful morning, beautiful bird. Congrats.
    • I wouldn't count on open water for the opener just yet. As of Friday, there was  a good 24" of solid ice yet to melt.
    •   Took a page out of sniper’s book! Had I known what would go down after I woulda let this guy walk though... I’ll get a story up later. 21.6 pounds, 9 inch beard, 3/4 inch spurs.
    •   That was quick!
    •   Ha, that's easy. Move to Florida!
    • It would be interesting to know what that bill will be if you don’t mind sharing.   I bought a used Ice Cabin several years ago and had the same issue.  The previous owner didn’t do the grease maintenance according to specs.  Once those things get behind it’s tough to correct.   I went through the whole heat it up/wiggle/pound/swear the things off both sides then did what your welding shop did.  Worked real nice after that.  Took a couple half days to complete though and thankfully I have the tools to do it.  I can’t tell you how long it will last though since I sold it not long after fixing it.     I did stress the importance of keeping up that grease to the new owner!   Glad you got yours taken care of.
    • I just run to my dealer and buy the Suzuki stuff. It's a little more pricey but I don't sweat the extra $5-$10 per year. It cost me $50 for 4L of oil and the filter. I did the lower unit in the fall so I don't remember the gear oil cost.   Mine is a 2009 DF90, so pretty similar. Make sure that when you grease all of the zerks to look in your manual. There is one that you won't see until you tilt your motor all the way up. There is also one below the shift linkage that you can't reach unless you take off the lower skirts on both sides. There's about 10-12 screws holding the skirt on both sides.   Also, be VERY careful when putting the skirt back on. I just did mine again last night and accidentally pinched an air hose near the bottom of the skirts. It cut the hose in half when I put the last screw in place!
    • picking up the house tonight from a welding shop in town, guy said they get new houses that axles seize up on, sounded like they heated it up, broke it free, sand it down, grease it, add groves and it should be set. kind of scared to see how much they're going to charge me...    
    • I am new to the 4 stroke world and need to change the fluids in my 05 Suzuki 115 four stroke. What does everyone use for oil, filter, and lube? I was planning on using Mobil 1 or Amsoil 10-40 for the engine oil and the Lucas 90w gear oil for the lower unit. I don't know what filter to get. I know Fram has a filter that fits the motor. I run synthetic oil in my vehicles along with the filters designed for synthetic. I change my own oil and figure the peace of mind is worth the extra few bucks. Any opinions? 
    • Gobbler down...