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    I have an Accura V2. I can load FPB's which I measure out of the box at .503 with not too much effort. A Thor that measures .501 will not go at all. A .500 Thor goes down about right and measures .499 when it comes out the other end. I haven't shot the Thors yet but hope they shoot better than the FPB's do for me.

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    The FPB's only measure that at the back. Up farther they measure .497 or something. I think the thin skirt is designed to crush down slightly to fit your bore and that is why they fit most barrels. My knight shot them pretty well when I used them in CO a couple years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    The FPB's only measure that at the back. Up farther they measure .497 or something. I think the thin skirt is designed to crush down slightly to fit your bore and that is why they fit most barrels. My knight shot them pretty well when I used them in CO a couple years ago.
    You are right MM.
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    Do Thors measure .501 or whatever size they are all the way to where they taper down at the tip?
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    I really don't know as I've only measured them from the base up about 25% of the length and they are pretty consistent.
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    I just went and measured both. As MM said the FPB's measure .503 at the base and .497 about 1/3 of the way towards the tip. At the very base the thickness of the jacket in that base cup is .060".
    The Thors measure the same in the middle @ .497 but the thickness of the wall or jacket in the cup is .040".
    I did not measure the depth of the cup but will do that next.
    Off topic - am currently shooting 90 grains by volume of Blackhorn 209. How much should I expect the group sizes to change as I increase the powder charge? I expect not much. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by canvsbk View Post
    I just went and measured both. As MM said the FPB's measure .503 at the base and .497 about 1/3 of the way towards the tip. At the very base the thickness of the jacket in that base cup is .060".
    The Thors measure the same in the middle @ .497 but the thickness of the wall or jacket in the cup is .040".
    I did not measure the depth of the cup but will do that next.
    Off topic - am currently shooting 90 grains by volume of Blackhorn 209. How much should I expect the group sizes to change as I increase the powder charge? I expect not much. Thanks
    My experience is that you have to try yourself. MLs are similar to regular smokeless loading....every gun is different and there is no way to know until you actually get to the range. What shoots for me in my ML, may not shoot the same for you. If you have a chrono, I would take it and get some velocities for each load.
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    I take the blame for hijacking this thread...
    Yes, I have a chrono and next week will use it and some load testing with both the Thors and FBB's. This is a Colorado elk gun so you are aware of the variables. That being said I also intend to shoot some TMZ's just to see how they'll do to.

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    110 grains of BH209 and the TMZ shoot really well in my Encore. Move up or down 10 grains and its not nearly as stable. On the flip side, the Expander ML likes 100 grains. Both have been very lethal on deer. Seriously, I've not had one take another step yet. I'm interested in these Thor bullets now that you guys had to bring them up lol.
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    I think Im going to have to order some Thore's to try them even though I didnt draw my CO tag and I can use a sabot here. I need to take it out and play with some loads. I wasnt real happy with it last year when I switched to musket caps to be legal here but I killed a deer that never even kicked with the only shot I have ever fired at a deer with a musket cap at about 100 yards so I guess I cant complain to much!
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