I must make two appologies. As I mentioned on another thread, I received a 50 Cal. T/C Omega for Christmas and not coincidentally I have recently enrolled in the dedicated hunter program. Yes, I am one of those who filled up the cap, sorry. I also appologise for asking rather elmentry questions that have probably been hashed over add-neausium but being new to ML they are new to me. Before I go to sight in my new toy, I have to decide on a bullet weight and my research has discovered a very wide variety of styles and weights of bullets from 180 grain sabots to 450 grain conicles. I am having a little difficulty transferring my experience with smaller caliber, higher velocity smokeless rounds to bigger caliber "black powder" velocities. For convience sake (at least to start with) I will probably be using 100 grains of either Pyrodex of Triple 7 powder. I suspect that with a constant fast burning propellant, lighter bullets would = higher velocities and flatter trogectories and ? better accuracy while heavier bullets = better knockdown performance. I am somewhat scepticle that at velocities well under 2000 fps any quality hunting bullet would have problems with over expansion and weight retention ( correct me if I am wrong). So I would like to know what advantages there are to "very heavy" bullets. And I would like some suggestions for bullet weights that would strike a balance between flat trogectory and knockdown performance. Thanks!