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    Oh okay I see. Good idea to try them both. Mine I like to load easy but i noticed some of my traditions guns want the tighter fitting thors.

    Make sure you give him my handle, gets you 10% off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrontierMuzzleloading View Post
    Oh okay I see. Good idea to try them both. Mine I like to load easy but i noticed some of my traditions guns want the tighter fitting thors.

    Make sure you give him my handle, gets you 10% off.
    Will do... thank you!

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    Giving my input to the original subject, I shot a bull moose and a cow elk last year with my TC 50cal Hawken using 100gr Triple 7 and 460gr No Excuses slugs. The No Excuses slugs are about the largest you can shoot here in CO with a 50 cal (length cannot exceed twice the diameter, and no pelletized powder or sabots, and iron sights only). The No Excuses slugs shot very well, although with that heavy of a slug and with a full powder load it packed a hefty kick (Triple 7 supposedly burns 20% hotter than black powder or Pyrodex, so I was told not to exceed 100gr). The bottom line is that I dropped my bull moose in his tracks with a 120 yard shot, and then a follow up shot at 20 feet, but BOTH slugs did not pass through. Two days later I shot a cow elk at about 50 yards, and dropped it in its tracks, but again the slug did not fully pass through. In the end I was glad that both animals dropped in their tracks, but I would have preferred a pass through shot to ensure that the lungs deflate and the animal will not go far. Here are pics of the No Excuses 460 gr slug I recovered from my moose.Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orion/CO View Post
    Giving my input to the original subject, I shot a bull moose and a cow elk last year with my TC 50cal Hawken using 100gr Triple 7 and 460gr No Excuses slugs. The No Excuses slugs are about the largest you can shoot here in CO with a 50 cal (length cannot exceed twice the diameter, and no pelletized powder or sabots, and iron sights only). The No Excuses slugs shot very well, although with that heavy of a slug and with a full powder load it packed a hefty kick (Triple 7 supposedly burns 20% hotter than black powder or Pyrodex, so I was told not to exceed 100gr). The bottom line is that I dropped my bull moose in his tracks with a 120 yard shot, and then a follow up shot at 20 feet, but BOTH slugs did not pass through. Two days later I shot a cow elk at about 50 yards, and dropped it in its tracks, but again the slug did not fully pass through. In the end I was glad that both animals dropped in their tracks, but I would have preferred a pass through shot to ensure that the lungs deflate and the animal will not go far. Here are pics of the No Excuses 460 gr slug I recovered from my moose.Click image for larger version. 

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    The length law on the bullet doesn't apply anymore in Colorado anymore. It hasn't for a couple of years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orion/CO View Post
    Giving my input to the original subject, I shot a bull moose and a cow elk last year with my TC 50cal Hawken using 100gr Triple 7 and 460gr No Excuses slugs. The No Excuses slugs are about the largest you can shoot here in CO with a 50 cal (length cannot exceed twice the diameter, and no pelletized powder or sabots, and iron sights only). The No Excuses slugs shot very well, although with that heavy of a slug and with a full powder load it packed a hefty kick (Triple 7 supposedly burns 20% hotter than black powder or Pyrodex, so I was told not to exceed 100gr). The bottom line is that I dropped my bull moose in his tracks with a 120 yard shot, and then a follow up shot at 20 feet, but BOTH slugs did not pass through. Two days later I shot a cow elk at about 50 yards, and dropped it in its tracks, but again the slug did not fully pass through. In the end I was glad that both animals dropped in their tracks, but I would have preferred a pass through shot to ensure that the lungs deflate and the animal will not go far. Here are pics of the No Excuses 460 gr slug I recovered from my moose.Click image for larger version. 

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    Orion, welcome to the forum. Thanks for the good input. I like that bullet and use it in Oregon where only all lead conicals are legal. I may use it in Colorado as well when the time comes.
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    Does anyone see a difference in the Tipped Thor bullets vs the Hollow points? Just wondering if it makes that much of a difference.

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    Bette BC on the tipped thor but other than that, not much a difference.

    Thor offered them for colorado hunters when we used to have that bullet length restriction crap that made no sense.

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    Ok another question for you if you don't mind. I just ordered 50 of the Tipped 300 gr bullets. Is the little attachment needed to push them in? I would think they would be fine without it?

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    as long as you have a loading jag that doesnt bite into the bullet tip and booger it up. I use a regular barnes loading jag since thors are basically a full bore diameter barnes.

    Did you get the sample kit so you know which size you need?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrontierMuzzleloading View Post
    as long as you have a loading jag that doesnt bite into the bullet tip and booger it up. I use a regular barnes loading jag since thors are basically a full bore diameter barnes.

    Did you get the sample kit so you know which size you need?


    Yes sir I decided to go with the .501 I believe. The .500 went in easy and the .502 were a struggle. So decided to go with the .501.

 

 

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