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Why bother with sabots for elk. A 295gr Powerbelt in .50 is an elk killer. Or if you want heavier, step uo to the 348gr. The Powerbelt bullets are underrated in my opinion.
 

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Why bother with sabots for elk. A 295gr Powerbelt in .50 is an elk killer. Or if you want heavier, step uo to the 348gr. The Powerbelt bullets are underrated in my opinion.
In my experience, Powerbelts may shoot great but aren't designed to be pushed as quick as I want in a modern inline with some of the new powder substitutes. They are too soft, and if pushed to quickly have a tendency to grenade.
That said, like any projectile if you hit them in their optimal range of speed they perform as well as any other lead monolithic bullet.
 

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I shoot 250 gr. at deer and would just keep my load the same for elk.
 
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